The Illinois legislature rejected a bill on Tuesday that would recognize former Illinois Senator and President Barack Obama’s birthday as a state holiday.
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D., Ill.) and his estranged wife are nearly $2 million in debt.
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) was handcuffed for a short period of time on Monday after refusing to leave a meeting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Chicago.
Singer and actress Bette Midler attempted to correct President Trump’s statement on Chicago shootings from his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening, but her effort ended up misrepresenting the facts.
Chicago sports reporter Mark Giangreco has been suspended for a tweet that attacked both President Donald Trump and those who voted for him.
A billionaire Democratic megadonor exploring a run for governor encouraged men to use women’s bathrooms on Wednesday sparking criticism from transgender advocates and politicians.
The man behind former President Obama’s historic 2008 election victory, David Plouffe, has been issued a large fine for illegal lobbying practices.
Two Chicago police officers were acquitted on Thursday of racial profiling allegations filed by Rep. Bobby Rush (D., Ill.) after a traffic stop that occurred in August 2015.