Randy Steidl
(Center On Wrongful Convictions)
October 22, 2013

Gov. Spokesman: Steidl Pardon Request Still Under Review

Attorneys for Randy Steidl say they’re at a loss as to why Governor Pat Quinn has yet to act his request for a pardon - one that was issued during George Ryan’s administration. 

October 21, 2013

Furloughed Workers Must Repay Unemployment

Illinois is continuing to deal with the effects of the federal government shutdown. The state agency that handles unemployment says hundreds of laid-off federal workers have to pay back their benefits.

October 21, 2013

2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Nevada School Shooting

A staff member at a Nevada middle school was fatally shot by a student, who was also killed, apparently by a self-inflicted wound. Two other students were critically wounded, law enforcement says.

Barack Obama
(Evan Vucci/AP)
October 21, 2013

Obama: Health Care Site Is Troubled; Affordable Care Act Is Not

The website that's meant to allow Americans to shop and sign up for new medical plans under the Affordable Care Act isn't working as well as it should, President Obama says. But he promised that the problems will be fixed — and he said the Affordable Care Act is bringing many benefits that aren't tied to those problems.

same-sex marriage
(Amanda Vinicky/IPR)
October 21, 2013

Preview: Fall Veto Session

For the first time since a brief special session in July, legislators will begin making their way to Springfield this week, for the fall veto session.

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