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."
As the song has it, the waiting is the hardest part. And waiting might best sum up politics in Springfield these days: Gov. Quinn is on a trip to Israel, while Senate President John Cullerton is sitting tight – at least when it comes to legislation.
Chicagoans might not know until October if the city will get a casino. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is currently looking over the gambling bill, but it's not officially available to sign.Senate President John Cullerton explained on Monday why he's using a parliamentary procedure to hold the bill."