Hispanics are only five percent of the population in Iowa but they’re suddenly crucial to the presidential election. Now Iowa's Republican Secretary of State has pushed through voting rules that could keep some of them from the polls.
Elgin, like many other Chicago suburbs, saw huge demographic changes the last twenty years. But you would never be able to tell that nearly half of the city is now Latino if you look at who's working in the local government.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to throw another wrench into a key immigration-enforcement program of President Obama’s administration, saying it ensnares too many people and erodes trust in local police.
Top Illinois Republicans have sued to invalidate the state's new legislative district map drawn by Democrats.In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court, House Republican leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno contend the map shortchanges blacks and Latinos and dilutes the