Governor JB Pritzker and acting State Police Director Brendan Kelly have announced planned policy changes aimed to address the backlog of DNA evidence in state crime labs. In February, a
PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) –U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) was in Peoria this morning speaking at UnityPoint Health – Methodist about two new proposals to combat
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — Illinois House Democrats are pushing a bill that would block a privately-run immigration detention center from opening in Dwight – or
PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — An item buried deep within Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal could greatly delay progress on the planned Peoria
NORMAL, Ill. (WEEK) — The Normal Town Council is getting its first look at the new designs for the Trail East project in Uptown Normal.
WASHINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) — Central Illinois Democrats are opposed to a declaration of a national emergency by President Donald Trump Friday morning to build a
SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — A new bill filed in Springfield would put a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive in place of the gas tax.
CHICAGO (WEEK) — A new study of federal corruption convictions across the U.S. pegs Chicago as the nation’s most corrupt city, and Illinois as the
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — A proposal to raise the Illinois minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 is headed to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
WASHINGTON (WEEK) — An area congressman was deployed with his unit to the U.S.-Mexico border this week. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) was sent to
CHICAGO, Ill. (WEEK) — The Civic Federation’s Institute for Illinois’ Financial Sustainability is calling on lawmakers to make some tough decisions in the years ahead
WASHINGTON (CNN) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) is re-introducing the Family Leave Act. The Democratic presidential hopeful made the announcement in Washington
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — Three Illinois Republicans have filed a House resolution calling for Chicago to become the 51st state. HR101, filed by Rep. Brad
CHICAGO (WEEK) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is creating two new taskforces to look at consolidating the state’s public pension funds and transferring state real estate
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders is campaigning in California this week, hoping to improve on his second-place finish in the state’s 2016 Democratic presidential
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is pitching her ideas to improve the asylum process for immigrants while touring a law clinic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won’t attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington next week.
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke says he is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities serve in leadership positions, both in