air plane taking off
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 24, 2013

Lawmakers Critical of FAA Over Furloughs

Republican U.S. Senator Dan Coats of Indiana is criticizing the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers because of the sequester.


Champaign Post Office
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 24, 2013

Legislation Would Name Post Office for Burgess

Illinois’ two U.S. Senators have introduced a measure to name a Campustown post office for the first and only African American to be elected to a county-wide office in Champaign County.


Sen. Donne Trotter
John Smierciak/AP)
April 24, 2013

Sen. Trotter Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge

The attorney for Donne Trotter said Wednesday felony gun charges have been dropped against the Illinois state senator, who was once a contender for the Congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson, Jr.


same-sex marriage ceremony
(Chris Park/AP)
April 23, 2013

Ill. Black Caucus Chair Signs on Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The leader of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus says the fate of a measure to authorize same-sex couples to marry in Illinois may rest with 20 black legislators in the Illinois House.


Pro gay marriage activists celebrate after French lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Paris.
(Christophe Ena/AP)
April 23, 2013

France Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

French lawmakers have legalized same-sex marriage after months of bruising debate and street protests that brought hundreds of thousands to Paris.


April 23, 2013

Bill Grants Indiana Tuition for Some Immigrants

Indiana legislators have approved allowing in-state tuition rates for people who entered the country illegally and were attending a public college when a state immigration law passed two years ago.


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