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President Obama is calling on Americans to fulfill their civic duty and get involved in the 2018 midterm elections.
Obama Unloads On Trump, Asks How Hard It Can Be To Say 'Nazis Are Bad'
During a rare speech in Urbana, Illinois, former President Obama had some harsh words for the Trump Administration.
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Illinois Governor Blocks Bill To Tell People With Criminal Histories About Their Voting Rights
The veto requires "an honest conversation about why you wouldn’t want to empower people to participate in the political process," an advocate said.
Massive K2 Drug Overdose In New Haven
At least 70 people have overdosed in a park in New Haven, Conn., after consuming synthetic marijuana known as K2, authorities say. But what exactly is K2 and why is it dangerous?
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Barack Obama’s Birthday Officially Celebrated As A Holiday In Illinois
The state that he represented in the Senate is now commemorating “Barack Obama Day” for the first time.
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Illinois Lawmaker Resigns After Ex Says He Catfished Men With Her Nudes
State Rep. Nick Sauer's ex-girlfriend claims he used naked photos of her to catfish men on Instagram.
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Trump Mocks Media's Coverage Of Russia Summit: 'They Analyze Every Word'
Trump was supposed to be talking about trade, but instead seemed stuck on the universal criticism of his Russia summit.
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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
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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
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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.
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.
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