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Senate Blocks Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Posted: 12/09/2010 - Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would have repealed the military's policy of "don't ask, don't tell" and allowed gay troops to serve openly.

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Ill. Casino Plan could 'Amp Up' Gambling Competition

Posted: 12/08/2010 - Illinois lawmakers are considering a massive casino expansion that experts say could leave neighboring states playing for smaller stakes and possibly even squeeze out some of the competition from within.

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Quinn to Sign Civil Unions Bill

Posted: 12/03/2010 - Gov. Pat Quinn says he will wait until next year to sign civil union legislation giving gay couples many of the same legal rights as heterosexual married people.

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New Bill Could Abolish Death Penalty

Posted: 12/01/2010 - Illinois could no longer have the death penalty after a bill in the senate to abolish it just makes it out of committee.

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Quinn to Keep Temporary Jobs Program Going

Updated: 12/02/2010 - Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged another $47 million to keep a temporary jobs program going while the state hopes for more federal money.

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Clinton Calls Leaked Documents Attack on World

Posted: 11/29/2010 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the leak of hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic documents is an attack not only on the United States but also the international community.

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Palin Draws Fire with North Korea Gaffe

Posted: 11/25/2010 - Sarah Palin is drawing criticism from around the world after declaring that the United States has to stand with "our North Korean allies."

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Judge Hearing Arguments on Ex-Gov. Ryan

Posted: 11/22/2010 - federal judge in Chicago says she'll rule soon on a motion by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to throw out some of his corruption convictions based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision curtailing the use of an anti-fraud law.

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