Chicago's current mayor and its future one disagree about whether Illinois should have the death penalty. The mayor has no official say on the death penalty issue. But when asked about it, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he supports Governor Pat Quinn's decision Wednesday to abolish it.
Minority group advocates say Illinois took a big step Monday toward protecting their political voices with the signing of the Illinois Voting Rights Act of 2011.“The rules in the districts are gerrymandered so they are rigged against anyone who may have a group in a particular area,” sai
The president of the Illinois Senate says he wants lawmakers to consider taxing income earned by retired people in the state. State Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said that doing so could raise up to $1.6 billion.Currently, most retirement income is not taxed by Illinois.
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Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his annual State of the State address Wednesday. As he gave a brief run-through of his new budget Quinn tried to paint an optimistic future for the Prairie State. That’s no easy task.
Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.