Here are the candidates' stances and statements regarding elections, libraries and other topics.
For the first time since 1998, the secretary of state seat in Illinois will be an open one in the general election.
Voters are being asked whether the Illinois constitution should guarantee workers' rights to form unions and engage in collective bargaining. Here's what to know about the measure.
The future of social media and online speech could be significantly altered depending on how the Supreme Court rules on a few pivotal cases this term. Some justices have specifically expressed interest in taking up cases regarding online content moderation, but many platforms -- including Google, Meta and Twitter -- are concerned because that could open up fresh risks for the tech industry.
In opinion polls Alla Pugacheva has been routinely selected as one of the most popular Russians, often appearing second only to Vladimir Putin.
A northern Illinois man has died more than two weeks after a house explosion that also has killed his wife, authorities said.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in a new interview condemned "nuclear saber-rattling," and said while he hasn't seen anything to suggest Vladimir Putin has decided to use nuclear weapons in the ongoing war on Ukraine, the choice is up to the Russian President.
Pritzker has contributed $1 million to the campaign of Democratic secretary of state candidate Alexi Giannoulias even though Pritzker just four months ago backed Giannoulias’ opponent in the primary.
It’s at least the second legal challenge this week to the sweeping proposal laid out by President Joe Biden in late August.
Long before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate.
Here's what to know about the measure called the “Workers’ Rights Amendment” by supporters and “Amendment 1” by opponents.
In the not-so-distant past, the United States and its European allies were seemingly a stone’s throw away from clinching a nuclear agreement with Iran after 16 months of arduous talks.
Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already prepping for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they're getting an earlier start on the holiday shopping season this year in stores and online as households nationwide continue to grapple with persistently high inflation that's forcing them to cut back on spending.
Time is short, which partially explains why the cash bail issue has been in the news. Also to blame is the rise of misinformation surrounding the law.
GOP governors have been sending more migrants released at the U.S. border with Mexico to Democratic strongholds. Here are some questions and answers.
Republican governors are escalating their tactic of sending migrants to Democratic strongholds without advance warning.
The U.K. government says it is temporarily stopping people from joining the line to file past the queen’s coffin as the wait for those at the back hit 14 hours. A live tracker of the queue said it was “at capacity” and entry was being “paused” for six hours. Meanwhile a diplomatic spat is brewing after a delegation of Chinese officials reportedly was barred from visiting the historic hall where the queen is lying in state. The Chinese ambassador to the U.K. has been banned from Parliament for a year after Beijing sanctioned seven British legislators last year for speaking out against China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority. The office of the House of Commons speaker declined to comment Friday.
It can take years for new words to get accepted into the dictionary, even if they're already staples in the American vocabulary. Words like "pumpkin spice" and "metaverse" were among the 370 new definitions Merriam-Webster added to the dictionary this month. Also included on the list is a slew of informal slang terms like "cringe" -- but others are simply cringe worthy, like "yeet" and "baller."
An Associated Press review has found that more than a quarter of Republican candidates for statewide office that play some role in overseeing, certifying or defending elections across 38 states supported overturning the 2020 presidential election.
Landmarks around the world were transformed Thursday to honor the passing of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. In France, the Eiffel Tower went dark; in Brazil, the Christ the Redeemer statue was illuminated in red, blue and white; and in New York, the Empire State Building lit up the city sky in royal purple.
Known as Operation London Bridge, a 10-day protocol has been in place since the 1960s, planned to the minute of how to handle the queen's death. Here are the highlights.
I seldom write about politics. It gives me no pleasure, and I’m not certain I have a view that hasn’t already been shared by many. I scroll da…
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will visit the White House on Wednesday for the unveiling of their official…
Get the lowdown as 2022 midterm elections enter a final two-month sprint. Both parties fear their advantage may be slipping. President Biden's weak standing combines with deep voter pessimism. But is the GOP working hard enough to win?
Democrats focused on secretary of state races this year have a warning for their party: If you think the aftermath of the 2020 election was tr…