The U.S. Senate is expected to take a procedural vote today on a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts. The procedural vote would pave the way for a final vote on the package, possibly this week.Illinois U.S.
Illinois lawmakers are considering some hot-button measures this week. The state House of Representatives has voted down a medical-marijuana bill and approved an expansion of rights for same-sex couples.
Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would license nationally certified midwives to attend home births in the state without supervision by a physician or an advanced nurse.The measure’s chief sponsor, state Rep.
The results of a fiercely contested Cook County election are exposing a gulf between white liberals and minority voters.Forrest Claypool’s anti-machine rhetoric has proven popular over the years with white progressives.
Democrats across the United States are smarting after election defeats Tuesday, but the party’s leader in Cook County is basking in victory after a bruising battle.Four candidates faced off to replace the retiring county assessor, Jim Houlihan.Forrest Claypool, an independent, raised the most
A requirement to vote in the United States is citizenship. But voting isn’t the only way to affect a race’s outcome. Some undocumented young people in the Chicago area are going all out against the Republican in Illinois’s U.S.