February 13, 2013

AFSCME Wants Violent Cons to Stay Put

The union representing Illinois correctional workers is demanding a stop to what it says is the transfer of violent maximum-security prison inmates to less-secure lockups.


February 13, 2013

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Won’t Seek Re-Election

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will have to pick a new running mate for his re-election campaign. Sheila Simon said on Wednesday that she doesn’t want to be lieutenant governor any more.


Former Congressman Tim Johnson (R-Urbana)
(Sean Powers/WILL)
February 12, 2013

Politics in the Family: Tim Johnson

You can find family businesses in any number of walks of life – third generation doctors, plumbers, lawyers, architects, accountants – you name it. Not surprisingly, the same could be said for politics. Former Congressman Tim Johnson is the product of a family political tradition reaching from his grandparents to his own grown children.


February 11, 2013

North Korea Says It Has Conducted 3rd Nuclear Test

North Korea successfully detonated a miniaturized nuclear device at a northeastern test site Tuesday, state media said, defying U.N. Security Council orders to shut down atomic activity or face more sanctions and international isolation.


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