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
A possible income-tax hike in Illinois may have some taxpayers grumbling, but bond investors say it’s a good step. California is in terrible financial shape, but the bond-rating agency Moody’s says we are even worse. It rates Illinois bonds the lowest in the country.
Chicago's reputation for hardball politics and public corruption is legendary. But who knew that reputation was global? We didn't have a clear idea of it ourselves until the BBC World Service called to ask if we'd be willing to collaborate with them on a documentary examining the history
The Illinois chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has created a virtual memorial wall of those lost to suicide.The state's chapter says the wall posted on its web site allows people to publically remember loved ones and to let other survivors know they aren't alone.Each month is