Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort.
The mayor introduced a measure to the city council this week that will cut the head tax in half next year and do away with it by 2014.If a company in Chicago employs more than 50 people, it has to pay four dollars a month for every employee. Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls this head tax a "job killer."
The new U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law Wednesday.Republicans now control the House. Many of the new Republican congressmen campaigned on repealing the law.Illinois U.S. Sen.
Updated At: 6:45pm on 01/06/2011In a whirlwind reversal, the Illinois House voted to repeal the state's death penalty hours after an initial attempt failed.The repeal measure came up one vote short during a 59-58 tally earlier Thursday.
The Illinois House has begun debate on a repeal of the death penalty.Former Gov. George Ryan suspended executions in 2000 because 13 condemned men were later exonerated or evidence against them was ruled improper.