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Quinn: Monitor not needed to oversee state hiring

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, in a filing late Monday in federal court, contends a court appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney.

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First US Strike in Expanded Iraq Fight

Posted: 09/15/2014 - U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants on Monday.

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Wisconsin Governor Approves New Voter ID Process

Posted: 09/12/2014 - Three Republican-appointed federal judges in Chicago have heard arguments about Wisconsin's voter ID law and whether it should be reinstated for the November election.

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Illinois lawmakers push plan for police cameras

Updated: 09/12/2014 - Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cameras in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Winnebago County Sheriff's Candidates Share Plans for Change

Updated: 09/09/2014 - With the general election less than two months away, we’re learning more about plans to keep us safe and crack down on crime, from the two candidates vying to become our next Winnebago County Sheriff.

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Rauner, Quinn Go Personal in Televised Appearance

Updated: 09/09/2014 - CHICAGO -- The feisty tone of the Illinois governor's race ratcheted up Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner took personal and nasty jabs during a televised side-by-side newspaper editorial board meeting.

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UPDATE: States Urge Supreme Court to Take Up Gay Marriage

Updated: 09/05/2014 - UPDATE: A rejection of same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana is bringing hope to those who've been fighting against the laws for years that the decision will add pressure to the Supreme Court to rule their way soon.

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Quinn, Rauner on Minimum Wage Hike

Updated: 09/01/2014 - There are just 65 days until we vote for a new governor and on Labor Day both candidates are not taking a holiday break.

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Obama Weighs Options for Targeting ISIS Group

Posted: 08/28/2014 - President Barack Obama says degrading Islamic State militants is going to require a "regional strategy" and assistance from partners in the Middle East.

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AP source: American militant killed in Syria

Posted: 08/26/2014 - A U.S. official says an American man reported to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State.

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Ashley Furniture Gets Tax Credit

Posted: 08/25/2014 - An Ashley Furniture official tells the state's business lobby the Wisconsin-based company has no plans for any layoffs and instead plans to add jobs.

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