Carol Ammons, 103rd District State Rep. Democratic candidate
(Candidate Carol Ammons' Facebook page)
September 02, 2014

Rep. Jakobsson Endorses Candidate Carol Ammons

Two months prior to the November election, retiring Democrat Naomi Jakobsson has thrown her support behind her party’s nominee to succeed her. 


Dana Bolger, a rape victim, co-founded a group that seeks to education students of their rights.
(Jennifer Ludden/NPR)
August 26, 2014

Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.


August 20, 2014

Indiana Told To Honor Other States’ Gay Marriages

A federal judge has ruled Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the matter.


August 18, 2014

Quinn: No Plans To Halt Vehicle Searches

Governor Pat Quinn doesn't have plans to unilaterally halt consent searches by the state police he oversees.  But Quinn said he's not dimissing a report that indicates racial profiling is still concern in traffic stops.


Handguns for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, IL
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
August 18, 2014

22 States Honor Illinois’ Concealed Carry Permit

Officials say more states are recognizing Illinois' concealed carry permit.  They include surrounding states, most of the Midwest and parts of the West and South.


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