Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says his NFC Championship Game bet with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn involves team colors and some volunteer time.Walker says the losing governor of the bet on Sunday's Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears game will volunteer in a food pantry in the winner's state wearing a
A pair of Illinois men who were charged with killing their daughters but were cleared by DNA evidence said the state should put an end to the death penalty. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Kevin Fox and Jerry Hobbs said it should be required in murder cases
New statistics from the state's food stamp program show an increase in those receiving assistance in Illinois. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that numbers from the Illinois Department of Human Services show about 857,000 households enrolled in the Supp
Democrat Pat Quinn has been sworn in to a full term as governor of Illinois, two years after he got the job when his predecessor was kicked out of office.Quinn was sworn in Monday in Springfield amid an immense budget crisis.He was lieutenant governor until January 2009.
Some members of Illinois' delegation to Congress are calling for a toned-down political rhetoric after the mass shootings in Arizona over the weekend.Local congressmen are expressing sadness and outrage at the weekend shooting in Arizona that left at least six people dead and wounded 14 others, incl