Sunday’s memorial service for Chicago’s former first lady Maggie Daley drew hundreds of visitors. Many stood in line for hours outside the Chicago Cultural Center. Dignitaries were quickly whisked in except for one.Illinois U.S.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said lawmakers need to fund disaster relief in order to avert a partial government shutdown.The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a measure that would keep the government running into November.
The prosecution has begun an aggressive cross-examination of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial.Prosecutor Reid Schar asked Blagojevich if he was a convicted liar.