In May when lawmakers approved five new casinos in Illinois, organized public opposition to the bill was virtually nonexistent.But several groups, including the Chicago Crime Commission led by former Police Supt. Jody Weis, are starting to come forward."
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.
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn is defending the state's civil union law in a dispute with a Catholic adoption agency. State officials say they won't renew foster care or adoption contracts with Catholic Charities.