“One of the core values of our society is the rule of law,” Jason Plummer told the Metro East Sun. “I don’t think there should be sanctuary cities or sanctuary states because it goes against our core values.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is demanding answers – answers about what moved Gov. Bruce Rauner to suddenly terminate top attorney Dennis Murashko and have him immediately escorted from his office in the Chicago.
A report from the American Tort Reform Foundation cements Cook County’s dubious distinction as a desired destination for personal injury lawyers and plaintiffs looking to hit it big in the game of lawsuit lottery, naming the county to a list of the nation’s “Worst Judicial Hellholes.”
With the New Year about a week away, it's time to reflect on the rough-and-tumble time that was 2017 and project forward into the uncertainty of 2018. From struggles in the state General Assembly over the budget and sexual harassment, to Gov. Bruce Rauner's swings to the left to Lisa Madigan's unexplained decision to not seek another term as Illinois attorney general and other news items that made for an interesting year, here's our 2017 in review.
The Illinois Republican Party is questioning whether Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker supports efforts of some of his supporters to see former Gov. Rod Blagojevich released from prison early, according to a recent release from the GOP.
New data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) shows that Illinois had a net loss of approximately 86,100 people to other states between 2015 and 2016, a record high according to an analysis from the Illinois Policy Institute.
I attended a spiffy wedding (cruel and unusual punishment) in Dallas this past Saturday, at a park on the Texas State Fairgrounds. After the reception, at a dinner table for eight with Dallas executives, both male and female, we played the "Where are you from; what do you do?" game.
Diana Rickert and the Liberty Justice Center are willing to carry their share of the weight in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case deciding whether state employees should be required to pay union dues to keep their jobs.
Illinois was recently reported to be ranked 49th in the states with the largest taxpayer debt in the country, which has only been exacerbated by the majority party control by the Democratic Party, according to Jason Helland, Grundy County State's Attorney.
Andrew McCarthy thinks special counselor Robert Mueller tipped his hand in his ongoing Russia collusion probe with the recent indictments of three former Trump campaign officials, and he’s convinced many of the signals bode well for the president.
Equality Illinois, a Chicago-based statewide group representing the LGBTQ community that lobbied hard for passage of the new state law that makes it easier for transgender individuals to change the sex designation on their birth certificates, did not return repeated phone calls and email requests from Prairie State Wire on whether the group would endorse the re-election bids of Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), both of whom backed the bill.
Bob Fioretti, who is running for Cook County Board president against Toni Preckwinkle (D-Chicago), recently spoke to "Chicago's Morning Answer" radio show about a number of issues Fioretti thinks are important to residents in his area.