Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says Rod Blagojevich’s conviction on federal corruption charges Monday shows a need for more state government reform.Quinn says Illinois has taken strides to lift ethics standards since Blagojevich’s 2008 arrest.
The name of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich remains in a prominent spot along the Bishop Ford expressway. But that looks to be changing soon.A grain elevator for the Illinois International Port District still displays Blagojevich's name, though the paint has weathered through the years.
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.