The issue of how Republican Bruce Rauner's daughter was admitted into an elite Chicago public school resurfaced in the Illinois governor's race this week with a top school official and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn raising new questions.
Signature-driven measures calling for term limits for Illinois legislators and a new political redistricting process may not appear on the November ballot, a Cook County judge ruled Friday in a decision.
The Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance that dramatically limits where gun stores can operate and requires them to videotape every purchase to prevent one person from buying a gun for another.
In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.
Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions.