Sen. Kirk backs Commerce nominee Penny Pritzker
Sen. Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican, announced today that he will vote in favor of Illinois' Penny Pritzker to lead the Commerce Department.
Dozens of tornadoes strike Midwest, killing 1
Two dozen tornadoes were reported in parts of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City.
Newtown parents, Quinn call for ban on high-capacity magazines
Parents of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victims joined Illinois Democrats today in calling for a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Illinois Library Embraces Crowdfunding To Bring Its Patrons A 3D Printer (And A Giant Hulk Statue)
Retooling the traditional public library for a more technically savvy populace is no small feat, especially when library budgets across the U.S. have been gutted these past few years. That sad state of events has forced some libraries to take matters into their own hands. Consider the case of the Northlake Public Library in Northlake, Illinois -- it wants to give its communinity (and especially the town's children) access to a slew of new digital creation tools to help inspire the next generation of makers and artists, and it's decided to turn to Indiegogo in hopes of making it happen.
Unemployment rates drop in most states, Illinois climbs
WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates dropped in 43 out of the 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia in April from a year before, according to Labor Department data released on Friday.
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