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The Sexist Agenda Hidden in Harris v. Quinn

Laura Reyes | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Laura Reyes

On its surface, the case known as Harris v. Quinn now before the Supreme Court is yet another attempt to kill off public employee unions. And while that's certainly troubling enough, this case is about more than workers' rights. It potentially opens up yet another front in the war on women.

NYC Could Raise Minimum Age For Smokes To 21

Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

Young New Yorkers could have to wait three more years before being allowed to buy cigarettes. The New York Post reports City Council Speaker, and ...

Edwards: 'I Am Responsible'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

After a jury declared former presidential candidate John Edwards not guilty on one count of campaign fraud charges, and a judge declared on a mistrial...

Quinn's Prison Closure Plan Must Be Supported by Comprehensive Prison Reform

John Maki | Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago
John Maki

Quinn is smart to look to the state's prison system to save taxpayer money. But to have a real impact on the state's fiscal health, Illinois must look beyond closing prisons and work toward ending our over-reliance on incarceration.

Quinn Confronts Clay's Drug Dealer On 'One Tree Hill'

Posted 04.02.2012 | TV

Quinn had finally reached her limit of patience with Clay's ongoing drug problem on "One Tree Hill" (Wed., 8 p.m. EST on The CW), so she decided to ta...

Top Ten Things to Know About Illinois' Prisons in 2011

John Maki | Posted 02.26.2012 | Chicago
John Maki

Although Illinois' adult prison system has long exceeded its design capacity of 33,663 inmates, the Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC) reached more than 49,000 for the first time in 2011.

Lizzie Schiffman

New Juvenile Justice Law Aims To Keep Young Offenders Out Of Prison | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Chicago

Legislation signed Monday will require juvenile court judges to review additional factors before issuing sentences in Illinois, in the hopes sending f...

Pat Quinn Signs Law Giving Tax Credits To Small Businesses That Hire Full-Timers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law giving tax credits to small businesses that hire new full-time employees. The new law Quinn signed Tu...

Quinn Makes It Clear: He Wants Kyle Orton's Job

AP | ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos aren't publicly saying they have another open quarterback competition on their hands. They don't have to....

Judge Wants Copy Of John Edwards Sex Tape From Andrew Young

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PITTSBORO, N.C. — A judge wants a former aide to John Edwards to appear in a North Carolina court along with any copies of private videotapes th...

John Edwards Admits Paternity Of Quinn

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Confirming what practically everyone already suspected, John Edwards confessed Thursday he fathered the baby born to his ex-mist...