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Illinois Police Ticket Quotas Now a Thing of the Past

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Matthew Dietrich

Last week, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a measure that bans police departments from setting ticket quotas for their officers, which takes effect immediately for local, county and state police.

Supreme Court Won't Take Up GOP's Redistricting Challenge

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge from Illinois Republicans who want a Democratic-drawn legislative map thrown out. The high cou...

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Illinois Redistricting Challenge

AP | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to redistricting in Illinois despite complaints from the League of Women Voters of Illinois ...

Illinois GOP Voters Choose Freshman Over Veteran

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Republicans emerged Wednesday from a combative primary in which a freshman congressman ousted a 20-year veteran and pledged t...

Democrat-Drawn Illinois Congressional Map Upheld By Judge

AP | By SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A panel of federal judges has upheld a new congressional map drawn by Illinois Democrats, but still referred to it as a "blatant political ...

Tea Party Rep. Says He Gets In A Fight 'Every Week' With Leadership

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) revealed during a town hall event on Thursday that he often fights with the Republican leadership, touting his independence as...

Joe Walsh Breaks Agreement With Illinois GOP, Announces 2012 Run Against Fellow Republican

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

One day after being named one of Congress's "most corrupt" representatives by the group Citizens For Responsibility And Ethics In Washington (CREW), U...

Boehner Heading To Chicago Suburb For Anti-Redistricting Fundraiser

Clarendon Hills, IL Patch | Joe O'Donnell Email the Author | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

The Hinsdale Police Department is in the process of formulating a security plan for a visit to Hinsdale by U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-O...

Illinois Redistricting: Republican Congressmen Sue Over Dems' Map

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Following the lead of some of the top Republican members of the Illinois General Assembly, who last week filed suit over the state's redrawn House and...

GOP Sues Over Dem-Drawn Illinois Map

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

Two of the Illinois General Assembly's most powerful Republican legislators filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that claims the state's newly drawn cong...

New Map Has City Lawmakers Representing Farmland

AP | By DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

ST. ANNE, Ill. -- Surrounded by fields that grow corn, soybeans, melons and potatoes, this tiny rural village is 65 miles from Chicago but light years...

Quinn Signs Illinois Redistricting Law, Making Maps Official

Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed off Friday on a redistricting proposal that will sharply undercut the state's newly elected Republican congressmen....

Obama Ally, Former Candidate Running For Congress In Suburbs

Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

A onetime advisor to Barack Obama and, more recently, a narrowly failed candidate for state comptroller has announced his bid for one of Illinois's ne...

Will Guzzardi

Illinois Dems Raring To Run For Newly Blue Congressional Seats

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

The newly redrawn map of Illinois's congressional districts isn't even official yet, sitting as it still does on Governor Pat Quinn's desk. Already, t...

GOP: Illinois Redistricting Process 'Rotten To The Core'

Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

The Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate approved a new congressional map Tuesday that could erase gains made by Republicans. Following a partisan 34-2...

Will Guzzardi

Democrats See Big Gains In Proposed Congressional Maps

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

Not only did the Republicans take a majority in the U.S. House in last November's elections, but they also claimed majorities in a historic number of ...

Redistricting Redux: Winners, Losers And Power Players In New Maps

Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers are expected to vote this week on one of the most contentious parts of their job: the decennial process of redrawing legislative ma...

Quinn To Sign Redistricting Law: Real Reform Or Window-Dressing?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the data from the 2010 census comes in, the ever-contentious process of redrawing Illinois's legislative maps will soon be under way. A new law tha...

Illinois Redistricting Process Will Not Change After Two Competing Plans Fail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois's widely criticized redistricting process will be in place for yet another cycle, as the two leading proposals for reforming the process both...

Quinn 'Not Excited' About Democrats' Redistricting Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he does not like his party's plan to overhaul the way boundaries for legislative districts are drawn. The Illinois ...