Joe Biden has advised his aides to avoid academic or elitist language when sharing ideas, but what stands out is how he told them to do it.
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Nearly 28 years after he was wrongfully convicted of murder, Alan Beaman is once again back before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Trump will no longer be a handicap to Republicans in the Chicago suburbs and in places like Champaign County, where the once-dominant GOP lost six countywide offices since he became president.
With Congress overriding the president’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act bill on New Year’s Day, now’s a good time to discuss how U.S. presidential vetoes and Illinois gubernatorial vetoes work.
In the last few years, I have given my bookshelves a break by giving away 1,600 books, mostly books of theology and practical ministry. In my most recent purging last fall when I painted my office, I parted company with a couple of books containing wisdom from the Desert Mothers and Fathers …
Two different courts recently reviewed two similar search-and-seizure cases and reached conclusions that show that a small difference in facts can generate big differences in results.
Fights are never over till they’re over. Nonetheless, the half-century political career of one of the most influential politicians in state history has never been in more trouble.
Early last week, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin called a news conference to warn that majority Democrats will try to pass a state income-tax increase during this weekend’s lame-duck session.
During Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building while Congress held a joint session to certify the presidential election, news reports discussed the requests for National Guard forces to try to help restore order.
2020 was a memorable but awful year. COVID-19 ravaged the United States. It infected millions and killed hundreds of thousands. Economic inequality, hunger, racial oppression and imperialism continued to characterize the U.S. empire.
Richard Kidwell hopes to go past the 50-year mark and beyond in that role. The 77-year-old former math teacher at Tuscola is in the same boat as the players, having missed the 2020-21 season.
Though Kankakee businessman William Small’s life was tragically cut short in 1987, the legal cases that have sprung out of his grisly death seem to live forever.
People have been speculating about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political future since July, when federal prosecutors put him at the center of the long-running Commonwealth Edison bribery conspiracy.
Written in quill pen (not literally; it was 1965), my master’s thesis was about “Leaderless Politics: The Illinois Republican Party.” Not much has changed.
Christine Morgan started to cry when she saw the reception Rantoul residents gave her boyfriend, Staff Sgt. Robert Riel-Gaus, and Sgt. Justin Rix, who were returning home from overseas deployment