We caught up with Marcus Gilmer before his big show at ThePaper Machete tomorrow. Gilmer is an editor at AV Club. He has performed at The Paper Machete before and tomorrow afternoon, he joins these great writers performing original work.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says Rod Blagojevich’s conviction on federal corruption charges Monday shows a need for more state government reform.Quinn says Illinois has taken strides to lift ethics standards since Blagojevich’s 2008 arrest.
Grafton, Illinois—a town approximately 300 miles outside of Chicago has a special name for the waterways that connect Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River: “Poop ditch.” That’s the censored version and it’s due to what Chicago sends down their way.In Grafton, the Illinois River empties into the mi
The Illinois Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow five new casinos in Illinois - including one in Chicago. The Senate approved the measure on a 30-27 vote, which now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his approval.As recently as Friday, Quinn expressed objection to the size and scope
Illinois lawmakers have defeated a plan that would allow residents to carry concealed guns. The 'concealed carry' measure needed 71 votes to pass the Illinois House of Representatives, but failed to reach that threshold as 32 lawmakers voted against the proposal on Thursday.Illinois is virtuall