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Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Audience members applaud Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and President Barack Obama during an announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House to announce Holder is resigning, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Washington. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administ…

September 25, 2014 4:56 pm

Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

BALTIMORE | The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn't be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

September 17, 2014 8:57 am Related

Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | A federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees Tuesday in a split decision delivered just days before another legal challenge is to be heard.

September 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm

Law aims to prevent student athlete concussions

CHICAGO | Illinois' high school coaches and athletic directors will be required to take an online concussion training course under a plan Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 2:48 pm
No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

Gov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas on Saturday concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted.

August 18, 2014 2:43 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Whistling in the dark

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

'Rita's law' could curb corruption

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

State slinks further into ethics morass

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks Thursday at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.

August 07, 2014 5:41 pm

Vote would let big conferences set their own rules

The NCAA board of directors will vote today on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.

August 06, 2014 6:30 pm
Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

FILE - This Jan. 6, 1981 file photo shows President-elect Ronald Reagan introducing James Brady as his press secretary in Washington. Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a p…

August 04, 2014 5:51 pm
OFFBEAT: 'Marvelous Marvelettes' a striking stage story

OFFBEAT: 'Marvelous Marvelettes' a striking stage story

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

'Sign and go' ticket change endorsed in Ill.

SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to allow motorists to keep their driver's licenses after getting speeding tickets is moving forward in the Illinois House.

May 07, 2014 1:37 pm

DeLuca proposes plan to combat 'food deserts'

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | State Rep. Anthony DeLuca wants to take on the issue of “food deserts” in large part because he sees how the problem impacts his home city.

May 03, 2014 10:47 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

In the waning days of the legislative session, the lawmaking process is not pretty.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Ill. Senate committee passes 'revenge porn' bill

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A proposal making it illegal to display what some are calling "revenge porn" is one step closer to becoming law.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois AG works on petroleum coke legislation

CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie have worked together on new legislation regarding petroleum coke.

February 19, 2014 9:58 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gun buy-back legislation offers best practices

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gun buy-back legislation offers best practices

I was disappointed to read Rich James' recent column, “Sen. Tomes pistol-whips gun control.” His column was rife with error and made attacks on my personal character. It’s discouraging that this type of reporting passes as journalism today.

January 31, 2014 12:00 am

Rep. Kellly bill would promote economic growth in underserved communities

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., has introduced legislation to help expand economic opportunity by encouraging economic growth, business retention and recruitment in underserved communities.

January 30, 2014 7:55 pm
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