- Workplace retaliation suit against Tammy Duckworth settled Updated: Jun-24-16 10:34 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.
- Ex-Speaker Hastert enters prison - now Inmate No. 47991-424 Updated: Jun-22-16 8:57 pm
CHICAGO - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert wheeled himself into a federal prison in Minnesota on Wednesday to serve his 15-month sentence in a hush-money case involving revelations that he sexually abused at least four boys while a high school wrestling coach in Illinois.
- AP names Sarah Rafi as Central region deputy editor Updated: Jun-21-16 12:26 pm
CHICAGO - Sarah Rafi, a veteran editor who has helped lead Associated Press coverage of such stories as the massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, and the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has been promoted to deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region.
- Impeachment investigation of Alabama governor begins Updated: Jun-15-16 7:43 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An impeachment investigation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley opened Wednesday, as lawmakers begin what will be a lengthy look into whether there are grounds to remove the two-term Republican from office.
- Ex-Illinois governor petitions for Chicago mayor term limits Updated: Jun-12-16 9:18 pm
CHICAGO - Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn kicked off a signature drive Sunday to impose a two-term limit on Chicago's mayor and create a citywide elected consumer advocate position.