Illinois abolished the death penalty in 2011.
The case vividly illustrates how hate crime laws punish people for the views they express.
Mike Riggs talks with Illinois Policy Institute's Adam Schuster about how to fix the state's pension debt crisis.
While the president's mercy might be self-serving, it's not necessarily wrong.
Proposed federal legislation would move overstressed child protection systems in the wrong direction.
The City Wants to Evict This Family Because a House Guest Committed a Crime They Didn't Know About Somewhere Else
Under its "crime-free housing program," Granite City, Illinois, holds tenants strictly liable for illegal activity by a household member.
Thomas J. Franzen is going to prison for ordering too much medicine.
Voters will decide next year whether to impose it.
New York legislators also are taking another shot at legalization.
As a Deadline for Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois Approaches, a New Poll Finds Strong Public Support
According to the survey, three-fifth of voters think pot should be legal for recreational use.
Illinois Survey That Supposedly Shows Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is 'Dwindling' Actually Shows It Is Rising
An anti-pot group's own polling shows that support for legalization is up by 78 percent since November 2017.
Why did the pension board go along with the scam? Probably because its members are current officers and retirees.
The problem isn't a lack of laws, but poor implementation of those laws.
Plus: Nancy Pelosi on the "Green New Deal"; John Boehner, cannabis lobbyist
Dashcam footage shows officers kneeing, tackling, and punching Lawrence Crosby while shouting, "Stop resisting."
Malthusian predictions of global famines keep receding.
Meanwhile, meet a psychologically scarred man who disfigured himself while serving 22 years in solitary in Illinois.
Skyrocketing debt and pension obligations make for a tough labor environment.
Rahm Emanuel wants pot legalization and a casino so the city can grab more taxes for its pension debts.
This Sixth-Grader's Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt Clearly Isn't 'Offensive.' So Why Did the School Make Him Cover It Up?
Blake Coil is trying to support his grandmother's cancer battle. The school doesn't like that his shirt says "tata."
When Tessah Mitchell attempted to register her children for day care, a crime from 18 years ago caught up with her.
Will Cronyism Doom Scott Walker's Re-election? Here's What to Watch in Next Week's Gubernatorial Races.
Two other Republican incumbents in the Midwest could also be in trouble. And Stacey Abrams could become America's first black female governor.
Father David Boase was led to believe that he was eligible to vote. His mistake caught up with him 12 years later.
Interestingly enough, State Rep. Nick Sauer cosponsored an an ethics and sexual harassment bill during his short two years in office.
He isn't the first president to do something like this. But it would be nice if he'd be the last.
That's what Illinois prosecutors are trying to do by charging Timothy Trybus with hate crimes for objecting to a woman's Puerto Rican flag shirt.
Union-backed report finds unions could be screwed.
Behold, the worst argument against legalizing marijuana.
Rahm Emanuel wants to do the thing that critics of drone surveillance fear most.
A plain reading of the text suggests that Deerfield's new law covers all semi-automatic rifles that can hold more than 10 rounds.
Deerfield would fine residents up to $1,000 for owning one of a dizzying array of firearms.
Illinois Woman Sues Public Housing Authority That Says She Can't Have a Gun to Protect Herself from an Abusive Ex-Husband
Can public housing authorities strip you of your Second Amendment rights?
Friday A/V Club: Before there was Arthur Jones, there was Mark Fairchild.
The state's 1,000-foot rule made accidental felons out of people carrying firearms for self-defense.
Officials threatened to condemn his home if he didn't stop.
DOJ argues workers are being forced to subsidize political positions with which they may disagree.
Cop Who Called Asset Forfeiture 'A Tax-Liberating Goldmine' Sued for Illegal Traffic Stop and Seizure
And he's running for sheriff of an Illinois county.