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Annazette Collins

State Senate Votes To End Legislative Scholarships

AP | SHANNON MCFARLAND | Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate agreed Thursday to stop letting lawmakers hand out free college education to certain constituents, remov...

In Illinois, College Can Be A Legislative Favor

AP | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.28.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Politicians love to talk about the importance of education. In Illinois, legislators go a step further and personally award schol...

Bill Banning Legislative Scholarships Faces Uncertain Future

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

A bill aimed at dismantling Illinois's abuse-ridden legislative scholarship program last week was approved by the state House, but its future in the S...

Joseph Erbentraut

Corruption Allegations Fly In Illinois Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- In a district that covers much of Chicago's West Side, two Democrats are embroiled in a nasty battle for an Illinois Senate seat that has a...

ANOTHER Illinois Politician Arrested

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

Updated story With one former governor already in prison and another heading there this week, Illinois politicians have been warned to stop their c...

First Rahm, Now This: State Senator Faces Residency Questions

My FOX Chicago | Posted 06.13.2011 | Chicago

One way or another, new State Senator Annazette Collins has a problem. FOX Chicago News has found that Collins is claiming a homeowner's exemption ...

Mayoral Candidate Snubbed Again, As House Seat Is Given To Insider

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The cascading vacancies caused by the abrupt retirement of Senator Rickey Hendon have finally dried up, and Dr. Patricia Watkins has officially reaped...

Former Mayoral Candidate Angling For State Rep Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the most compelling candidates for Chicago mayor -- if not one of the highest vote-getters -- could find herself with a new political career in...

State Rep. Annazette Collins Robbed At Gunpoint

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A state representative from Chicago has been robbed at gunpoint....