Senator Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from Illinois, made headlines recently when she threatened to block President Joe Biden's cabinet nominations until Asian Americans had more representation in the administration. She joins Judy Woodruff now to speak about the administration's response,…
By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
Michael Pfleger's initial accusers were two brothers in their 60s who haven't publicly identified themselves. They allege that Pfleger groomed them as children and abused them at Chicago-area rectories.
By John O'Connor, Associated Press
An institution in Illinois politics, Madigan is resigning the post he has held for 50 years. He was tarnished by a federal investigation of Statehouse bribery announced last summer that implicated him.
By Associated Press
State officials have launched investigations into a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans nursing home in Illinois that has infected nearly 200 residents and staff members, and killed 27 veterans.
Marcellis Stinnette was killed and his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, was wounded after a Waukegan police officer shot them in their car on Oct. 20. Attorney Benjamin Crump says it appears that the officer had his body camera off during key…
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend criss-crossed the country including key battleground states to speak to voters about issues they most care about and how they plan to vote. We also spoke with reporters at our partner public media stations across the nation…
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will quarantine for two weeks after a member of his administration tested positive for the coronavirus.
By PBS NewsHour
This November, Illinois will be going to the polls for the presidential, Senate and other local races, resulting in several competing ideologies on both sides of the political divide. At the national level, urban voters, especially in Chicago support Biden…
By Don Babwin, Associated Press
Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson has died. He was 84. Thompson was known as “Big Jim” during a long career that eventually made him the state’s longest-serving chief executive. His wife, Jayne, told the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago…
Police Superintendent David Brown said it “was not an organized protest” but instead “an incident of pure criminality” that began following the shooting of a person by police the previous day in the city's Englewood neighborhood.
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