A ruling issued Friday morning by the Illinois Supreme Court means more defamation lawsuits involving public figures can go forward. The decision could help a former candidate for Chicago alderman who sued his opponent over negative advertising.RULING: Sandholm v.
Illinois politicians rushed to release prepared statements following former Governor Rod Blagojevich's sentencing to 14 years in prison on corruption charges.Lieutenant Governor Shelia Simon:"We cannot rely on a prison sentence to deter corruptio
Voters may know soon whether the gambling bill allowing five new casinos is moving forward. Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has been holding the bill until he can work out a compromise with Gov. Pat Quinn."