Democratic Sen. Mike Frerichs (l) and Republican Rep. Tom Cross (r) are running against each other to be next treasurer of Illinois.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
April 29, 2014

Treasurer Candidates Spar Over Eliminating The Job They Want

Illinois lawmakers have long debated whether to combine the offices of comptroller and treasurer. Both candidates for treasurer are competing to one-up each other over whether the office should even exist.


In this Oct. 16, 2013 file photo, marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana are displayed under a light at a medical marijuana cooperative in Seattle.
(Ted S. Warren/AP)
April 29, 2014

Illinois Lawmakers Call For Pot Task Force

As the state of Illinois drafts rules for medical marijuana, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey wants lawmakers to open up the discussion for recreational pot use.


Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser shortcut shown on a laptop.
(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
April 28, 2014

U.S. Tells Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer For Now

The Department of Homeland Security is warning Americans to stop using the web browser Internet Explorer because it has a bug that could allow hackers to install malicious software without the user knowing it.


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