This by far is my favorite time of year. I absolutely love harvest. I have written that it means a lot to me. Those that know me know that I have lived outside of the U.S. for 16 of my 34 years in this industry. I spent that time based in London, but traveled the globe for my various jobs.
“Our perspective is that Illinois is quickly becoming ground zero for the abortion debate here in America,” said Amy Gehrke, executive director of Illinois Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization.
SPRINGFIELD – Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly released a proposed set of new congressional district maps Friday, just days before lawmakers return to the Statehouse for the start of their fall veto session, which begins Oct. 19.
Alarmed and at the same time energized by a Texas law that bans most abortions, abortion-rights advocates in the General Assembly are targeting what people on both sides of the contentious issue consider the last restriction on access to abortion in Illinois.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that his administration has reached agreement with multiple trade unions requiring certain state workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but it is extending the deadline for workers to get their first shot to Oct. 26 while negotiations continue with the state’s largest public employees union.
The fall session of the Illinois General Assembly begins Tuesday with much of the focus on new congressional boundaries drawn by Democrats and aimed at retaining the party’s control of the state’s Washington delegation for the next decade.
Members of the public got their first chance to speak directly to state lawmakers Wednesday about a proposed set of new congressional district maps, and most of those who did were critical of the plan.
SPRINGFIELD — Utilizing their legislative supermajorities and control of the governor's mansion, Illinois Democrats this year approved state legislative and congressional redistricting maps for the next 10 years.
Plaintiffs in three lawsuits challenging the new legislative district maps that Democrats pushed through the General Assembly have submitted their proposed changes, which would create more Latino- and Black-majority districts in Cook County and the Metro East region.
I have been biting my tongue for a while now. It is hard to watch what is happening, especially when it comes to our farmers and ranchers without saying anything about what I am seeing. The whole country is up in arms over inflation. We see it come across our TV screens on a nightly basis. It is a large part of what I talk about on the networks every day and it absolutely comes up when I am talking inputs with our farmers. There is nowhere to hide.
A judge denied mistrial requests Monday at the trial of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery after defense attorneys claimed jurors were tainted by weeping from the gallery where the slain Black man's parents sat with the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
The Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois, or REV, Act, passed the General Assembly with near-unanimous bipartisan support during the recently concluded fall session. It provides tax credits for income tax withheld for EV manufacturers and costs to train new or retained employees.
The Illinois State Board of Elections voted 7-0 on Tuesday to dismiss the final portion of long-litigated complaints against the state’s auditor general, deciding Frank Mautino and his former legislative committee did not knowingly violate Illinois’ campaign finance disclosure law.
Rising wages and higher costs for ingredients such as beef sent Portillo’s shares falling Thursday as the Chicago-based hot dog and Italian beef chain reported earnings for the first time since going public.
Just ahead of what traditionally has been one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, Illinois health officials on Friday reported 5,720 new confirmed and probable cases of the coronavirus, the second most in a single day since January.
The Better Government Association's Bryan Zarou and University of Illinois political science professor Brian Gaines talk with Peter Hancock about the redistricting process in Illinois and the upcoming oral arguments in three federal lawsuits challenging the new legislative maps.
During the brief debate over a $42 billion state spending plan introduced in the closing hours of this year’s spring session, the Illinois legislature’s Democratic majority outlined less than $3 billion in spending in the coming year from a massive infusion of federal coronavirus relief money.