Illinois Dem Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Terry Link is third Dem state senator accused of federal crimes in last year

Illinois Democratic lawmaker Terry Link pleaded guilty to tax fraud on Wednesday, marking the third Democratic state senator to be accused of federal crimes in just over a year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Illinois Dem Calls for State to Stop Teaching History

La Shawn Ford says Illinois must develop anti-racist curriculum before teaching history

A Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives called on the state to stop teaching history in public schools until educators can develop a new, non-racist curriculum. 

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Illinois?

The corona-crisis puts the Prairie State at the center of a bailout debate

Illinois capitol buildingAs a coronavirus-driven cash crunch collides with nearly two decades of unbalanced budgets and exorbitant pension spending, insolvency is on the horizon in Illinois.

Illinois Dem Indicted on 40 Embezzlement Charges

Accused of embezzling almost $275,000

Illinois state Senator Tom Cullerton (D.) has been indicted for fraudulently accepting benefits from a labor union, prosecutors said Friday morning. Cullerton is facing one charge of "conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union and employee benefit plans," one count of "making false statements in a health care matter," and 39 counts of "embezzlement from a labor union," according to an NBC Chicago affiliate.