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With New Illinois Gun Law, 'Red Flag' States Have More Than Doubled Since Parkland
It’s at least the eighth state to enact a law since the Florida shooting. It lays out a legal process for the temporary seizure of guns from people deemed to be dangerous.
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Illinois Governor Calls On Neo-Nazi Candidate To Drop Out Of Congressional Race
While Bruce Rauner called on Arthur Jones to leave the race, he stopped short of endorsing a vote for his opponent, Democratic incumbent Dan Lipinski.
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Illinois Republicans Urge Trump Not To Commute Rod Blagojevich's Sentence
Seven congressmen warned that freeing the former governor could encourage public corruption.
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Illinois Ratifies Equal Rights Amendment 36 Years After The Congressional Deadline
Illinois is the 37th state to approve the amendment. Ratification by just one more state could get it added to the U.S. Constitution.
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Hundreds Of Swastikas Spray-Painted In Illinois Cemetery
Police arrested a 34-year-old white man who may be linked to the crime.
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Illinois Seeks To Close Gun Law 'Loophole' After Waffle House Shooting
By Andrew Hay, Bernie Woodall, Reuters
The legislation is meant to deter a family member from returning a firearm to a relative whose gun license has been revoked.
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Waffle House Shooting Exposes Critical Gap In Even The Strongest Gun Laws
Illinois took away the suspect's guns after he was deemed a risk. His father gave them back.
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Teacher Says School Reprimanded Him After His Husband Sent Flowers
Curtis M. Wong
A parent reportedly felt Nathan Etter used Valentine's Day "to celebrate his lifestyle choices."
Progressives Declare Victory Over Chicago ‘Machine’ In Down-Ballot Primary Races
“There’s no doubt that change is in the air,” said one activist.
The Official Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations
TripAdvisor has published its annual list of the top ten travel destinations in the country. For the eighth year in a row, New York City earned the number one spot.
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Veteran Latino Progressive Wins Primary For Open Chicago House Seat
Jesús "Chuy" Garcia, whose election in November is virtually assured, previously lost a mayoral bid against Rahm Emanuel.
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Billionaire Democrat Wins Illinois Gubernatorial Nomination
J.B. Pritzker has a big bank account -- and he's gonna need it.
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Anti-Abortion Democrat Faces Primary Challenge From The Left
Marie Newman might unseat Congressman Dan Lipinski on Tuesday.
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2 Progressives Balk At Denouncing Known Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan
This shouldn't be that hard for a women's rights activist and a Democratic congressman.
Illinois Gun Show Bans AR-15 And Bump Stock Sales After Protesters Speak Out
The popular sales events are a next-level battleground in the gun fight.
Deadly Flooding Forces Evacuations Across U.S. South, Midwest
At least two people, including a child, have died after heavy rains swelled waterways.
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Congressional Candidate Recounts Childhood Abuse In Powerful Campaign Ad
"I didn't tell anyone that a man living with us would come into my bedroom when I was asleep and lift my nightgown."
CNN Host Tells Holocaust-Denying Congress Candidate: 'You'll Go Down In Flames'
“It is shocking to hear how vocally and unapologetically racist you are. Are you a Nazi?” asked Alisyn Camerota.
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Taxpayers Don’t Want To Pay For Lawmakers’ Sexual Misdeeds, But Alternatives Pose Problems
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Holding individual lawmakers, and not the government, responsible for sexual harassment might lessen the incentive for legislatures to train and police their own.
Illinois GOP Rep. Doesn't Get Why Transphobic Ad Upset People
Curtis M. Wong
Rep. Jeanne Ives has defended her new commercial as "edgy" and "accurate."
An Actual Nazi Is About To Be The Only GOP Candidate In A Congressional Race
The Holocaust denier has no primary opponents.
Illinois GOP Rep. Under Fire For Ad Mocking Transgender Community, Feminists
Both Democrats and Republicans called Rep. Jeanne Ives' gubernatorial campaign ad "bigoted" and "homophobic."
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Anti-Abortion Democrat Loses Key Support To Progressive Challenger
Marie Newman's campaign against Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) is getting a big boost from EMILY's List.
Illinois Ordered A Doctor To Tell Women Where To Get Abortions. Now He Wants The Whole State To Suffer
... and the right-wing bureaucrats Trump installed in D.C. might agree with him.
These 6 Women Had No Plans To Run For Office. Then Trump Came Along.
After a wave of first-time female candidates in 2017, we followed up with some to see where they landed.
Climate Denial Group Protected Former Executive Charged With Stalking Colleague, Ex-Staffers Say
Alexander C. Kaufman
A former Heartland Institute director faced charges for violating a female subordinate’s restraining order. An official at the think tank came to his defense.
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