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Roseland Deserves a First-class Hospital

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 10.05.2013 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Roseland Community Hospital (RCH) saved my life on Dec. 7, 1972. I was ten years old playing 'Bob Luce Wrestling' with my BFF Mark Gadison. Roughhous...

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The subject of political corruption is nothing new to Illinois, but the recent accusations of patronage against House Speaker Michael Madigan made by ...

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Last week Governor Pat Quinn fulfilled his threat to lawmakers that if they did not come up with a proposed solution to the pension crisis, they will ...

My Top Quotes in Illinois This Week

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

While many people relaxed in celebration of the 4th of July holiday, Illinois was buzzing from the recent release of former Governor George Ryan, Bill Daley's endorsement from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Quinn's partial veto of a concealed carry firearms bill.

My Top Quotes in Illinois This Week

Madison Bondi | Posted 08.31.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

I took their triumph as a sign of hope for Chicago and the state of Illinois that improvement in an organization, whether it is a hockey team or a government, is possible.

My Top Quotes in Illinois This Week

Madison Bondi | Posted 08.24.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Starting with the seemingly-endless battle of pension reform in Springfield, to our crumbling public school systems in Chicago; no one can deny that this week in Illinois was brimming with some pretty intriguing sound bites.

Illinois House: Pass Marriage Equality to Make the "Land of Lincoln" Worthy of its Name

Brian Levin | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago
Brian Levin

If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he would surely deliver "The Springfield Address" that goes something like this.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities For Women

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 04.27.2012 | Crime

In only the first four months of 2012, almost 300 rapes and four serial rapists have been reported in Detroit, and a 2011 survey found 37 percent of w...

City Says Obama Owes $55,000 For Campaign Event 3 Years Ago

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

Though more than three years have passed since the city hosted then-presidential candidate Barack Obama's announcement of Joe Biden as his running mat...

Springfield Mayor Changes His Tune On Civil Union Benefits

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times Springfield Mayor J. Michael Houston has come out in support of civil union spousal benefit...

In Illinois, Bills Get Paid Faster When A Lawmaker Is On Your Side

AP | By JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- If you plan on doing business with the state of Illinois, you'd better learn to beg – preferably to an influential politici...

Actress's Program Rejected By Illinois Lawmakers Over Scientology Links

AP | By ZACHARY COLMAN | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Not even the voice of Bart Simpson could convince Illinois lawmakers to approve a resolution aimed at teaching character in publi...

Does Actress's Program Teach Good Manners Or Scientology?

Posted 01.17.2013 | Chicago

While her animated counterpart could use a lesson or two in good manners, the actress who has for years lent her voice to Bart Simpson is pushing Illi...

Springfield Mayor Found Fatally Shot In His Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin was found dead in his home early Tuesday, in what appears to be a suicide. The State Journal-Register reports that Davl...

Eric Hanson Death Sentence Stands: Murdered His Family In DuPage County

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of murdering his parents, sister and brother-in...

Incredible That It's Business -- And Politics -- As Usual

R. Eden Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
R. Eden Martin

Without reforms and cuts, taxes will eventually go up a lot more than Quinn's budget director is signaling. Investments and jobs will leave the state.

Vacation Time in Springfield?

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The real fixes for our state's budget crisis -- fixes that will likely include both an income tax hike and some deep spending cuts -- are being put off, for reasons purely political, until after Election Day.

15,000 Rally to Demand a Responsible State Budget

Dan Lesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Lesser

Reasonable minds do not disagree: a substantial increase in the state's revenues is an indispensable piece of the fiscal puzzle if our state is to avoid financial collapse.

Atheism Lawsuit: Illinois Politician Claims Atheist Sign Is 'Hate Speech'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

William J. Kelly, a Chicago Republican, is suing the Illinois Secretary of State for allowing an atheist sign to be placed next to a nativity scene in...

Quinn Must Decide On Gambling Expansion, Tax Increases To Fund Public Works Program

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois lawmakers approved a massive public works program Thursday, presenting Gov. Pat Quinn with the difficult decision o...

House Votes To Fire Employees Hired By Disgraced Governors Ryan And Blagojevich

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois House is trying to get rid of political cronies who were given state jobs by two disgraced former governors. T...

Senate Approves $26 Billion Construction Program With Higher Liquor Taxes, Fees, Increased Gambling

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate voted Wednesday to raise liquor taxes, expand gambling and increase driver fees to help pay for a $26 bi...

Senate Rejects Taking Mandatory Felon DNA Samples

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The state Senate has rejected a plan to start taking DNA samples from everyone arrested on felony charges in Illinois. The ...

Texting And Driving Ban Approved By Senate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate has joined the campaign against motorists who send text messages while driving. Senators voted 45-6 to ...

Lawmakers Want To Fund Public Works Plan With Video Poker, Higher Liquor Taxes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Top Illinois lawmakers want to pay for a massive public works program by legalizing video poker, raising liquor taxes and m...