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Who Are the Top Five Fossil Fools in Illinois Politics?

Will Reynolds | Posted 10.07.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Illinois may be more famous for imprisoned governors, but as a coal state struggling with its energy future, some of our politicians have wacky things to say about fossil fuels. With the threatened start of fracking plus backlash to EPA proposing new rules on carbon emissions, you can expect more foolishness to come.

Rahm: 'Chicago vs. Downstate Is Over'

Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at a luncheon in Peoria, Ill. Wednesday, and urged those assembled there to reject the "Chicago versus downstate" div...

Concealed Carry Fight Rages On

Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

Illinois remains the only state in the union without a concealed carry law on the books -- and despite repeated failures, gun rights advocates are not...

'Women Are Not Livestock'

Posted 02.17.2012 | Chicago

A bill that would impose stricter operation standards on health care centers that perform abortions is being pushed through the Illinois House Agricul...

Quinn Defends Cancelling Raises, Is Prepared For Possible Lawsuit

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

Though Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's Friday announcement of the cancellation of some 30,000 state employee's anticipated raises was describ...

Concealed Carry Bill Defeated In Illinois House

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

Story updated at 4:25 p.m. CT After months of heated debate, the Illinois House voted against a concealed carry measure Thursday. The bill rece...

Quinn Vows To Veto Concealed Carry Bill

Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

In March, gun rights supporters and politicians seemed pretty confident that Illinois would have a concealed carry law on the books soon. On Tuesday, ...

Legislator's Deal: Olympic Aid For Concealed Weapons

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Illinois legislator is suggesting that Downstate lawmakers should get something in return for helping Chicago vie for the 2016 Olympics -- perhaps ...