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Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House on Saturday passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city. The legislation [...] Read full article: Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation...→

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House on Saturday passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city. The legislation [...] Read full article: Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation...→

Analysis: The White House pushed Fauci into a little box on the side

Analysis: The White House pushed Fauci into a little box on the side

Analysis: Contrary to Trump's claim, internal documents reveal the doctor has little role in the administration's coronavirus response. That may explain his hi [...] Read full article: Analysis: The White House pushed Fauci i...→

MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Raise Child Care Subsidy Rates

MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Raise Child Care Subsidy Rates

For the first time since 2014, the Minnesota legislature approved an increase in payment rates for the state's child care assistance program. Read full article: MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Rai...→

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Read full article: No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in I...→

DC Council Unanimously Passes Police Reform Legislation Amid Ongoing Protests

DC Council Unanimously Passes Police Reform Legislation Amid Ongoing Protests

D.C.’s local government has passed sweeping police reform legislation amid historic protests in the city after the killing of George Floyd.  The D.C. Council u [...] Read full article: DC Council Unanimously Passes Police Ref...→

House Democrats to unveil legislation to combat police brutality and racial injustice next week

House Democrats to unveil legislation to combat police brutality and racial injustice next week

(CNN) — The Congressional Black Caucus will put forward a proposal for addressing police brutality and racial injustice on Monday of next week, House Speaker.. [...] Read full article: House Democrats to unveil legislation to...→

Steve King rebuked: House passes disapproval resolution over white supremacy comments

Steve King rebuked: House passes disapproval resolution over white supremacy comments

The House of Representatives formally rebuked Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King on Tuesday, overwhelmingly passing a resolution of disapproval for comments he ma [...] Read full article: Steve King rebuked: House passes disappr...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

After months of behind-the-scenes lobbying, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot scored a major victory in Springfield during the legislature’s pandemic-driven special [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent month...→

House passes bill to ease small business emergency loan rules

House passes bill to ease small business emergency loan rules

The legislation would relax restrictions on emergency government-backed loans designed to avoid mass layoffs at small businesses during the pandemic. Read full article: House passes bill to ease small business...→

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

With bars and restaurants badly hurt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois legislature delivered some welcome news on Saturday as both the House an [...] Read full article: Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowin...→

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

There were several amendments flying around Saturday morning, but ultimately, bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita was able to round up enough support. The measure [...] Read full article: Illinois House clears Chicago casino mea...→

Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Illinois Senate, Now Awaits Governor Pritzker's Signature

Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Illinois Senate, Now Awaits Governor Pritzker's Signature

A bill to expand Illlinois' vote by mail program cleared the state Senate on Friday, and now heads to Gov. JB Pritizker for his signature.  Read full article: Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Ill...→

GOP lawmaker booted from Illinois House session for refusing to wear mask

GOP lawmaker booted from Illinois House session for refusing to wear mask

House lawmakers in Illinois voted this week by a wide margin to remove a Republican colleague who flatly refused to wear a face mask during a legislative sessi [...] Read full article: GOP lawmaker booted from Illinois House ...→

House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Coronavirus Bill

House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Coronavirus Bill

The House passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) $3 trillion, 1,815-page phase four coronavirus legislation on Friday. Read full article: House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Cor...→

House passes Dems’ $3 trillion coronavirus spending bill

House passes Dems’ $3 trillion coronavirus spending bill

TOP STORIES From asymptomatic to lethal: Coronavirus discrepancies puzzle scientists Michigan AG shreds 'selfish' elderly barber who reopened shop: 'He's not a [...] Read full article: House passes Dems’ $3 trillion coronavir...→

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

The House of Representatives enacted an unprecedented plan Friday to allow for proxy House votes and remote committee meetings to conduct lawmaking safely duri [...] Read full article: House passes plan for proxy voting, desp...→

Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends it back to the House

Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends it back to the House

Senate privacy hawks successfully amended it to expand legal protections for certain groups of individuals who are targeted by federal surveillance. Read full article: Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends i...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'

“I think they’ve got to listen and invite us into the conversation. Mayors are on the front lines. We’ve been on the front lines through COVID-19. That work co [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To I...→

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

More than 6,000 people in Illinois have passed away due to coronavirus complications, as the state reported 95 additional deaths and 797 cases of the virus on [...] Read full article: Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Relate...→

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Former President Barack Obama and Gov. J.B. Pritzker were among 81 Democrats added Saturday to Illinois’ delegation for the party’s national nominating convent [...] Read full article: Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle ...→

White House Staffers Advised to Hide ID Passes

White House Staffers Advised to Hide ID Passes

People who work at the White House were informed Sunday evening to keep their identification badges hidden until they arrive at the complex amid massive protes [...] Read full article: White House Staffers Advised to Hide ID ...→

House passes legislation to give small businesses more flexibility with PPP loans

House passes legislation to give small businesses more flexibility with PPP loans

The House passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to give small businesses more flexibility with the loans they received during the coronavirus pandemic to keep [...] Read full article: House passes legislation to give small b...→

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a C [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion St...→

Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

Nursing homes reported 1,583 new coronavirus cases and 395 new deaths in the past week, bringing a Sun-Times count of state totals to 2,368 deaths and 14,799 c [...] Read full article: Nursing homes now account for half of al...→

Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has criticized a lead doctor with the White House’s coronavirus taskforce for classifying the Chicago area as one of the top “hots [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Blasts White House Official fo...→

Illinois House votes to remove Republican rep from session for refusing to wear mask

Illinois House votes to remove Republican rep from session for refusing to wear mask

A Republican state representative in Illinois was removed from a legislative session in Springfield Wednesday for refusing to wear a mask.  Read full article: Illinois House votes to remove Republica...→

House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over Republican Opposition

House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over Republican Opposition

The bill faces a veto threat from President Trump, near-unanimous opposition by Republicans and complaints from Democrats, but leaders called it their opening [...] Read full article: House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over R...→

House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

The House of Representatives Friday evening passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the most expensive legislation approved in history, that Democrats ha [...] Read full article: House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- t...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition At Crawford Power Plant After Protesters Show Up At Her House

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition At Crawford Power Plant After Protesters Show Up At Her House

CHICAGO (CBS) — After residents in Little Village expressed outrage about plans to resume demolition at the shuttered Crawford Generating Station in Little Vil [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition A...→

Georgia House passes bill to dissolve county police departments, legislature takes up hate crimes bill

Georgia House passes bill to dissolve county police departments, legislature takes up hate crimes bill

The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would allow voters to decide whether they want to abolish county police departments Read full article: Georgia House passes bill to dissolve co...→

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday more than $60 million to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that [...] Read full article: MN House passes $60M bill to help small ...→

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

The state also began reporting "probable" coronavirus cases and deaths this week. Officials say 178 more deaths were likely due to COVID-19, though those peopl [...] Read full article: Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths...→

Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s Principles With President Trump, White House

The sheriff of Livingston County, Illinois, took part in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders at the White House Monday where he shared the vis [...] Read full article: Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s...→

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state budget and a plan to address tax rates for a casino expansion during a whirlwind special session held amid [...] Read full article: Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chi...→

Illinois House passes casino legislation pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House passes casino legislation pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House has passed legislation that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been pushing for that would change the tax structure for a casino in the city Read full article: Illinois House passes casino legislation...→

Illinois Senate Passes Vote-by-Mail Expansion

Illinois Senate Passes Vote-by-Mail Expansion

The Illinois House approved on Thursday evening an expansion of voting by mail for the fall election, using federal pandemic-relief funds, despite Republican.. [...] Read full article: Illinois Senate Passes Vote-by-Mail Expa...→

Senate passes legislation tightening restrictions on Chinese companies

Senate passes legislation tightening restrictions on Chinese companies

The Senate passed legislation that would increase oversight of Chinese companies trading in American markets and could lead to them being booted from US financ [...] Read full article: Senate passes legislation tightening res...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Watch Live as Sean Penn Joins Lightfoot to Tour Testing Site

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Watch Live as Sean Penn Joins Lightfoot to Tour Testing Site

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Ill [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Watch Live...→

Coronavirus live updates: House passes' $3T 'HEROES' aid for stimulus checks, rent assistance

Coronavirus live updates: House passes' $3T 'HEROES' aid for stimulus checks, rent assistance

The global coronavirus death toll has passed 300,000, and the CDC issued a health alert on a potentially deadly condition linked to COVID-19 in children. Read full article: Coronavirus live updates: House passes' ...→

House passes historic rule change to allow remote voting and committee

House passes historic rule change to allow remote voting and committee

House Democrats in a party-line vote Friday pushed through a historic rule change that will allow members to work remotely for the first time in the chamber's [...] Read full article: House passes historic rule change to all...→

Senate passes FISA reauthorization and returns bill to House

Senate passes FISA reauthorization and returns bill to House

The bill would renew expired surveillance authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Read full article: Senate passes FISA reauthorization and r...→

Analysis: The White House pushed Fauci into a little box on the side

Analysis: The White House pushed Fauci into a little box on the side

Analysis: Contrary to Trump's claim, internal documents reveal the doctor has little role in the administration's coronavirus response. That may explain his hi [...] Read full article: Analysis: The White House pushed Fauci i...→

Georgia House passes bill to dissolve county police departments, legislature takes up hate crimes bill

Georgia House passes bill to dissolve county police departments, legislature takes up hate crimes bill

The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would allow voters to decide whether they want to abolish county police departments Read full article: Georgia House passes bill to dissolve co...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'

“I think they’ve got to listen and invite us into the conversation. Mayors are on the front lines. We’ve been on the front lines through COVID-19. That work co [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To I...→

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Read full article: No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in I...→

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

The state also began reporting "probable" coronavirus cases and deaths this week. Officials say 178 more deaths were likely due to COVID-19, though those peopl [...] Read full article: Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths...→

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

More than 6,000 people in Illinois have passed away due to coronavirus complications, as the state reported 95 additional deaths and 797 cases of the virus on [...] Read full article: Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Relate...→

House Democrats to unveil legislation to combat police brutality and racial injustice next week

House Democrats to unveil legislation to combat police brutality and racial injustice next week

(CNN) — The Congressional Black Caucus will put forward a proposal for addressing police brutality and racial injustice on Monday of next week, House Speaker.. [...] Read full article: House Democrats to unveil legislation to...→

White House Staffers Advised to Hide ID Passes

White House Staffers Advised to Hide ID Passes

People who work at the White House were informed Sunday evening to keep their identification badges hidden until they arrive at the complex amid massive protes [...] Read full article: White House Staffers Advised to Hide ID ...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

After months of behind-the-scenes lobbying, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot scored a major victory in Springfield during the legislature’s pandemic-driven special [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent month...→

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a C [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion St...→

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

With bars and restaurants badly hurt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois legislature delivered some welcome news on Saturday as both the House an [...] Read full article: Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowin...→

Illinois House passes casino legislation pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House passes casino legislation pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House has passed legislation that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been pushing for that would change the tax structure for a casino in the city Read full article: Illinois House passes casino legislation...→

Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

Nursing homes reported 1,583 new coronavirus cases and 395 new deaths in the past week, bringing a Sun-Times count of state totals to 2,368 deaths and 14,799 c [...] Read full article: Nursing homes now account for half of al...→

Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Illinois Senate, Now Awaits Governor Pritzker's Signature

Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Illinois Senate, Now Awaits Governor Pritzker's Signature

A bill to expand Illlinois' vote by mail program cleared the state Senate on Friday, and now heads to Gov. JB Pritizker for his signature.  Read full article: Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Ill...→

Senate passes legislation tightening restrictions on Chinese companies

Senate passes legislation tightening restrictions on Chinese companies

The Senate passed legislation that would increase oversight of Chinese companies trading in American markets and could lead to them being booted from US financ [...] Read full article: Senate passes legislation tightening res...→

Illinois House votes to remove Republican rep from session for refusing to wear mask

Illinois House votes to remove Republican rep from session for refusing to wear mask

A Republican state representative in Illinois was removed from a legislative session in Springfield Wednesday for refusing to wear a mask.  Read full article: Illinois House votes to remove Republica...→

House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Coronavirus Bill

House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Coronavirus Bill

The House passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) $3 trillion, 1,815-page phase four coronavirus legislation on Friday. Read full article: House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Cor...→

Coronavirus live updates: House passes' $3T 'HEROES' aid for stimulus checks, rent assistance

Coronavirus live updates: House passes' $3T 'HEROES' aid for stimulus checks, rent assistance

The global coronavirus death toll has passed 300,000, and the CDC issued a health alert on a potentially deadly condition linked to COVID-19 in children. Read full article: Coronavirus live updates: House passes' ...→

House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

The House of Representatives Friday evening passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the most expensive legislation approved in history, that Democrats ha [...] Read full article: House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- t...→

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

The House of Representatives enacted an unprecedented plan Friday to allow for proxy House votes and remote committee meetings to conduct lawmaking safely duri [...] Read full article: House passes plan for proxy voting, desp...→

Senate passes FISA reauthorization and returns bill to House

Senate passes FISA reauthorization and returns bill to House

The bill would renew expired surveillance authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Read full article: Senate passes FISA reauthorization and r...→

MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Raise Child Care Subsidy Rates

MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Raise Child Care Subsidy Rates

For the first time since 2014, the Minnesota legislature approved an increase in payment rates for the state's child care assistance program. Read full article: MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Rai...→

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday more than $60 million to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that [...] Read full article: MN House passes $60M bill to help small ...→

DC Council Unanimously Passes Police Reform Legislation Amid Ongoing Protests

DC Council Unanimously Passes Police Reform Legislation Amid Ongoing Protests

D.C.’s local government has passed sweeping police reform legislation amid historic protests in the city after the killing of George Floyd.  The D.C. Council u [...] Read full article: DC Council Unanimously Passes Police Ref...→

Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s Principles With President Trump, White House

The sheriff of Livingston County, Illinois, took part in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders at the White House Monday where he shared the vis [...] Read full article: Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s...→

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Former President Barack Obama and Gov. J.B. Pritzker were among 81 Democrats added Saturday to Illinois’ delegation for the party’s national nominating convent [...] Read full article: Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle ...→

Steve King rebuked: House passes disapproval resolution over white supremacy comments

Steve King rebuked: House passes disapproval resolution over white supremacy comments

The House of Representatives formally rebuked Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King on Tuesday, overwhelmingly passing a resolution of disapproval for comments he ma [...] Read full article: Steve King rebuked: House passes disappr...→

House passes legislation to give small businesses more flexibility with PPP loans

House passes legislation to give small businesses more flexibility with PPP loans

The House passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to give small businesses more flexibility with the loans they received during the coronavirus pandemic to keep [...] Read full article: House passes legislation to give small b...→

House passes bill to ease small business emergency loan rules

House passes bill to ease small business emergency loan rules

The legislation would relax restrictions on emergency government-backed loans designed to avoid mass layoffs at small businesses during the pandemic. Read full article: House passes bill to ease small business...→

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state budget and a plan to address tax rates for a casino expansion during a whirlwind special session held amid [...] Read full article: Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chi...→

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

There were several amendments flying around Saturday morning, but ultimately, bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita was able to round up enough support. The measure [...] Read full article: Illinois House clears Chicago casino mea...→

Illinois Senate Passes Vote-by-Mail Expansion

Illinois Senate Passes Vote-by-Mail Expansion

The Illinois House approved on Thursday evening an expansion of voting by mail for the fall election, using federal pandemic-relief funds, despite Republican.. [...] Read full article: Illinois Senate Passes Vote-by-Mail Expa...→

Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has criticized a lead doctor with the White House’s coronavirus taskforce for classifying the Chicago area as one of the top “hots [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Blasts White House Official fo...→

GOP lawmaker booted from Illinois House session for refusing to wear mask

GOP lawmaker booted from Illinois House session for refusing to wear mask

House lawmakers in Illinois voted this week by a wide margin to remove a Republican colleague who flatly refused to wear a face mask during a legislative sessi [...] Read full article: GOP lawmaker booted from Illinois House ...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Watch Live as Sean Penn Joins Lightfoot to Tour Testing Site

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Watch Live as Sean Penn Joins Lightfoot to Tour Testing Site

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Ill [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Watch Live...→

House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over Republican Opposition

House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over Republican Opposition

The bill faces a veto threat from President Trump, near-unanimous opposition by Republicans and complaints from Democrats, but leaders called it their opening [...] Read full article: House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over R...→

House passes Dems’ $3 trillion coronavirus spending bill

House passes Dems’ $3 trillion coronavirus spending bill

TOP STORIES From asymptomatic to lethal: Coronavirus discrepancies puzzle scientists Michigan AG shreds 'selfish' elderly barber who reopened shop: 'He's not a [...] Read full article: House passes Dems’ $3 trillion coronavir...→

House passes historic rule change to allow remote voting and committee

House passes historic rule change to allow remote voting and committee

House Democrats in a party-line vote Friday pushed through a historic rule change that will allow members to work remotely for the first time in the chamber's [...] Read full article: House passes historic rule change to all...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition At Crawford Power Plant After Protesters Show Up At Her House

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition At Crawford Power Plant After Protesters Show Up At Her House

CHICAGO (CBS) — After residents in Little Village expressed outrage about plans to resume demolition at the shuttered Crawford Generating Station in Little Vil [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition A...→

Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends it back to the House

Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends it back to the House

Senate privacy hawks successfully amended it to expand legal protections for certain groups of individuals who are targeted by federal surveillance. Read full article: Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends i...→

Analysis: The White House pushed Fauci into a little box on the side

Analysis: The White House pushed Fauci into a little box on the side

Analysis: Contrary to Trump's claim, internal documents reveal the doctor has little role in the administration's coronavirus response. That may explain his hi [...] Read full article: Analysis: The White House pushed Fauci i...→

Georgia House passes bill to dissolve county police departments, legislature takes up hate crimes bill

Georgia House passes bill to dissolve county police departments, legislature takes up hate crimes bill

The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would allow voters to decide whether they want to abolish county police departments Read full article: Georgia House passes bill to dissolve co...→

MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Raise Child Care Subsidy Rates

MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Raise Child Care Subsidy Rates

For the first time since 2014, the Minnesota legislature approved an increase in payment rates for the state's child care assistance program. Read full article: MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Rai...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'

“I think they’ve got to listen and invite us into the conversation. Mayors are on the front lines. We’ve been on the front lines through COVID-19. That work co [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To I...→

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday more than $60 million to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that [...] Read full article: MN House passes $60M bill to help small ...→

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Read full article: No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in I...→

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

The state also began reporting "probable" coronavirus cases and deaths this week. Officials say 178 more deaths were likely due to COVID-19, though those peopl [...] Read full article: Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths...→

DC Council Unanimously Passes Police Reform Legislation Amid Ongoing Protests

DC Council Unanimously Passes Police Reform Legislation Amid Ongoing Protests

D.C.’s local government has passed sweeping police reform legislation amid historic protests in the city after the killing of George Floyd.  The D.C. Council u [...] Read full article: DC Council Unanimously Passes Police Ref...→

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

More than 6,000 people in Illinois have passed away due to coronavirus complications, as the state reported 95 additional deaths and 797 cases of the virus on [...] Read full article: Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Relate...→

Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s Principles With President Trump, White House

The sheriff of Livingston County, Illinois, took part in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders at the White House Monday where he shared the vis [...] Read full article: Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s...→

House Democrats to unveil legislation to combat police brutality and racial injustice next week

House Democrats to unveil legislation to combat police brutality and racial injustice next week

(CNN) — The Congressional Black Caucus will put forward a proposal for addressing police brutality and racial injustice on Monday of next week, House Speaker.. [...] Read full article: House Democrats to unveil legislation to...→

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle round out Illinois delegation to Democratic National Convention

Former President Barack Obama and Gov. J.B. Pritzker were among 81 Democrats added Saturday to Illinois’ delegation for the party’s national nominating convent [...] Read full article: Obama, Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle ...→

Steve King rebuked: House passes disapproval resolution over white supremacy comments

Steve King rebuked: House passes disapproval resolution over white supremacy comments

The House of Representatives formally rebuked Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King on Tuesday, overwhelmingly passing a resolution of disapproval for comments he ma [...] Read full article: Steve King rebuked: House passes disappr...→

White House Staffers Advised to Hide ID Passes

White House Staffers Advised to Hide ID Passes

People who work at the White House were informed Sunday evening to keep their identification badges hidden until they arrive at the complex amid massive protes [...] Read full article: White House Staffers Advised to Hide ID ...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

After months of behind-the-scenes lobbying, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot scored a major victory in Springfield during the legislature’s pandemic-driven special [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent month...→

House passes legislation to give small businesses more flexibility with PPP loans

House passes legislation to give small businesses more flexibility with PPP loans

The House passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to give small businesses more flexibility with the loans they received during the coronavirus pandemic to keep [...] Read full article: House passes legislation to give small b...→

House passes bill to ease small business emergency loan rules

House passes bill to ease small business emergency loan rules

The legislation would relax restrictions on emergency government-backed loans designed to avoid mass layoffs at small businesses during the pandemic. Read full article: House passes bill to ease small business...→

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a C [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion St...→

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state budget and a plan to address tax rates for a casino expansion during a whirlwind special session held amid [...] Read full article: Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chi...→

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

With bars and restaurants badly hurt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois legislature delivered some welcome news on Saturday as both the House an [...] Read full article: Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowin...→

Illinois House passes casino legislation pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House passes casino legislation pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House has passed legislation that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been pushing for that would change the tax structure for a casino in the city Read full article: Illinois House passes casino legislation...→

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

There were several amendments flying around Saturday morning, but ultimately, bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita was able to round up enough support. The measure [...] Read full article: Illinois House clears Chicago casino mea...→

Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

Nursing homes reported 1,583 new coronavirus cases and 395 new deaths in the past week, bringing a Sun-Times count of state totals to 2,368 deaths and 14,799 c [...] Read full article: Nursing homes now account for half of al...→

Illinois Senate Passes Vote-by-Mail Expansion

Illinois Senate Passes Vote-by-Mail Expansion

The Illinois House approved on Thursday evening an expansion of voting by mail for the fall election, using federal pandemic-relief funds, despite Republican.. [...] Read full article: Illinois Senate Passes Vote-by-Mail Expa...→

Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Illinois Senate, Now Awaits Governor Pritzker's Signature

Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Illinois Senate, Now Awaits Governor Pritzker's Signature

A bill to expand Illlinois' vote by mail program cleared the state Senate on Friday, and now heads to Gov. JB Pritizker for his signature.  Read full article: Mail In Voting Expansion Bill Passes Ill...→

Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has criticized a lead doctor with the White House’s coronavirus taskforce for classifying the Chicago area as one of the top “hots [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Blasts White House Official fo...→

Senate passes legislation tightening restrictions on Chinese companies

Senate passes legislation tightening restrictions on Chinese companies

The Senate passed legislation that would increase oversight of Chinese companies trading in American markets and could lead to them being booted from US financ [...] Read full article: Senate passes legislation tightening res...→

GOP lawmaker booted from Illinois House session for refusing to wear mask

GOP lawmaker booted from Illinois House session for refusing to wear mask

House lawmakers in Illinois voted this week by a wide margin to remove a Republican colleague who flatly refused to wear a face mask during a legislative sessi [...] Read full article: GOP lawmaker booted from Illinois House ...→

Illinois House votes to remove Republican rep from session for refusing to wear mask

Illinois House votes to remove Republican rep from session for refusing to wear mask

A Republican state representative in Illinois was removed from a legislative session in Springfield Wednesday for refusing to wear a mask.  Read full article: Illinois House votes to remove Republica...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Watch Live as Sean Penn Joins Lightfoot to Tour Testing Site

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Watch Live as Sean Penn Joins Lightfoot to Tour Testing Site

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Ill [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Watch Live...→

House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Coronavirus Bill

House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Coronavirus Bill

The House passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) $3 trillion, 1,815-page phase four coronavirus legislation on Friday. Read full article: House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Cor...→

House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over Republican Opposition

House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over Republican Opposition

The bill faces a veto threat from President Trump, near-unanimous opposition by Republicans and complaints from Democrats, but leaders called it their opening [...] Read full article: House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over R...→

Coronavirus live updates: House passes' $3T 'HEROES' aid for stimulus checks, rent assistance

Coronavirus live updates: House passes' $3T 'HEROES' aid for stimulus checks, rent assistance

The global coronavirus death toll has passed 300,000, and the CDC issued a health alert on a potentially deadly condition linked to COVID-19 in children. Read full article: Coronavirus live updates: House passes' ...→

House passes Dems’ $3 trillion coronavirus spending bill

House passes Dems’ $3 trillion coronavirus spending bill

TOP STORIES From asymptomatic to lethal: Coronavirus discrepancies puzzle scientists Michigan AG shreds 'selfish' elderly barber who reopened shop: 'He's not a [...] Read full article: House passes Dems’ $3 trillion coronavir...→

House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- the most expensive bill in history

The House of Representatives Friday evening passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the most expensive legislation approved in history, that Democrats ha [...] Read full article: House passes $3T coronavirus relief -- t...→

House passes historic rule change to allow remote voting and committee

House passes historic rule change to allow remote voting and committee

House Democrats in a party-line vote Friday pushed through a historic rule change that will allow members to work remotely for the first time in the chamber's [...] Read full article: House passes historic rule change to all...→

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

The House of Representatives enacted an unprecedented plan Friday to allow for proxy House votes and remote committee meetings to conduct lawmaking safely duri [...] Read full article: House passes plan for proxy voting, desp...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition At Crawford Power Plant After Protesters Show Up At Her House

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition At Crawford Power Plant After Protesters Show Up At Her House

CHICAGO (CBS) — After residents in Little Village expressed outrage about plans to resume demolition at the shuttered Crawford Generating Station in Little Vil [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition A...→

Senate passes FISA reauthorization and returns bill to House

Senate passes FISA reauthorization and returns bill to House

The bill would renew expired surveillance authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Read full article: Senate passes FISA reauthorization and r...→

Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends it back to the House

Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends it back to the House

Senate privacy hawks successfully amended it to expand legal protections for certain groups of individuals who are targeted by federal surveillance. Read full article: Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends i...→