COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state's new collective bargaining law was defeated Tuesday after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment.In a political blow to GOP Gov.
Justices on the Illinois Supreme Court say they'll stop using their recall power to reappoint Cook County judges who have lost their elections.A court spokesman tells the Chicago Tribune that the justices reached that decision privately months ago.The Tribune reported Friday that t
A bill Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed aims to limit the chaotic nature of judicial candidate filings in Cook County.Under the new law (Senate Bill 1586), candidates for judge will no longer be allowed to file for multiple races.
The political crisis in Ivory Coast has plunged the West African nation back into civil war. Since last November, Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo has refused to accept that he lost the presidential election to his rival, Alessane Ouattara.
Despite fading from the headlines, Tunisia has been abuzz with change since protesters ousted longtime leader Ben Ali earlier this year. In July, voters in the tiny North African nation will elect an assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution.