Chicago experiences most violent weekend of 2019: 52 shot, 10 killed

by Kristin Lam, USA TODAY
June 4, 2019
With the national homicide rate hovering near historic lows, Chicago’s police chief on Monday decried a “despicable level of violence” over the weekend in which… READ MORE

Illinois Senate approves legalizing sports betting, gambling expansion and funding for nearly $45 billion capital construction plan

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned its spring session Sunday and delivered first-term Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “think big” agenda as the Senate voted to raise… READ MORE


by Daily Caller
May 31, 2019
Illinois Republican State Rep. Avery Bourne delivered an impassioned plea for unborn children just before the state house passed one of the most expansive pro-choice… READ MORE

Former prosecutor Lori Lightfoot becomes first black female, openly gay Chicago mayor

by John Bacon, USA TODAY
May 20, 2019
Chicago will swear in its first black female and first openly gay mayor Monday, concluding Lori Lightfoot’s astonishing, yearlong rise from near anonymity to leader… READ MORE

Illinois Senate moves Gov. Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan forward; measure now goes to the House

Democrats in the Illinois Senate used their supermajority to push forward legislation Wednesday paving the way for a graduated-rate state income tax — Democratic Gov.… READ MORE

Illinois governor under federal investigation over mansion tax break

by CBS NEws
April 25, 2019
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he has “no concerns at all” about a possible federal criminal investigation into a property tax break he received on… READ MORE

Second Amendment ‘sanctuary county’ movement expands as organizers take aim at new gun laws

It was no accident Effingham County’s resolution to protect the rights of gun owners stole an important word from the very people the resolution was… READ MORE

Rahm ‘would welcome’ migrants Trump considers releasing to sanctuary cities

by Jill Colvin
April 15, 2019
President Donald Trump says he’s “giving strong considerations” to placing “Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only.” He tweeted that on Friday hours after the White… READ MORE

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says ‘no friend gets left on the field,’ but checks didn’t pay off for all those he tried helping

by John Byrne
March 25, 2019
On his way out the door, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tried to take care of the aldermen who were loyal to him, cutting hundreds of… READ MORE

Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils graduated state income tax plan he says would give break to taxpayers earning less than $250,000

by Dan Petrella
March 8, 2019
Less than two months after taking office, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker embarked on a new and potentially bruising political campaign Thursday by seeking to win… READ MORE

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