The Illinois legislature had a lot to tackle this legislative session, so perhaps it’s no surprise they put off a vote on the creation of a state health exchange. Even though President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act requires states to establish them by 2013, Illinois lawmakers aren’t the only ones to drag their feet.
A new Cook County ordinance that touches the hot-button issue of immigration is allowing inmates out of the county’s jail and making waves in other parts of the country.The ordinance, approved Wednesday by the County Board, halts compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests that cert
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.