DCFS Director Richard Calica resigned Friday. It comes in the midst of a joint WBEZ/Chicago Sun-Times investigation probing into the uptick in deaths of kids under the watch of the Department of Children and Family Services. We learn more about the names behind the numbers.
The president made his pitch for a higher minimum wage, development of renewable energy resources and support of domestic manufacturing. He also spoke of curbing gun violence, which has afflicted his home town.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney grabbed an easy victory in Illinois’ primary. The former Massachusetts governor took 47 percent of the vote and at least 41 of Illinois’ 54 elected delegate spots.Elsewhere, veteran U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., had a great day, veteran U.S.
Republican U.S. Reps. Don Manzullo and Adam Kinzinger are going after each other over who's more conservative and whose advertisements are more misleading.MORE ON THIS RACE: Discussion on Tuesday's Afternoon Shift with Steve Edwards
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and fellow Republican Don Manzullo appear likely to face each other in a primary next March, the latest fallout from new boundaries drawn by Democrats. Kinzinger doesn't have a lot of options.
Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson says she'll announce by the end of next week whether she's running again for the U.S. House. She would challenge U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., in the Democratic primary.Halvorson lost her seat in Congress to Republican Adam Kinzinger last year.