Justices on the Illinois Supreme Court say they'll stop using their recall power to reappoint Cook County judges who have lost their elections.A court spokesman tells the Chicago Tribune that the justices reached that decision privately months ago.The Tribune reported Friday that t
Polls are open in six, high-stakes recall elections in Wisconsin.Democrats are hoping to recapture control of the state Senate in a political fight that's attracted millions of dollars in spending by national unions and other outside groups.The recall elections target incumbent Republicans and stem
Health officials say 17 food-poisoning cases in Illinois have been linked to possibly tainted papayas from Mexico.The Illinois Department of Public Health says hospitalization was required in eight of the 17 cases.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 150,000 trucks and SUVs to address several problems, including steering, air bag issues and the potential for trucks to stall. The recalls were posted Thursday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.Chrysler is conducting three separate reca
It was a huge election night for Republicans across the country. And in Illinois, it was a rebirth of sorts for a state GOP that practically fell into a shallow grave eight years ago.Republicans in this state scored big wins in federal contests - especially - and made gains in state government.