Newly elected House GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (right) and Whip Steve Scalise (left), hold a press conference following Republican leadership elections on Capitol Hill Thursday.
(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
June 20, 2014

House Republicans’ Top Leadership Gets A Red-State Member

House Republicans, whose voter strength can be disproportionately found in the red states of the South and Mountain West, have once again elected a majority leader from a state that voted twice for President Obama.


June 20, 2014

New Law Improves Oversight Of Used Tire Sites

A measure adding teeth to the supervision of tire processing centers is now law.  Governor Pat Quinn Thursday signed a bill brought on by a June 2013 fire at a facility in Hoopeston. 


June 19, 2014

Illinois Voters Can Now Register Online

Starting this week, Illinois residents can register to vote online. This is an attempt to get more people involved in the democratic process.


Packages of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese fill the shelves of a store Monday, May 4, 2009, in Chicago Ridge, Ill.
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
June 19, 2014

Kraft Foods Recalls 260 Cases Of Velveeta

Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest, because the cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives.


June 19, 2014

AARP: Illinois Overuses Nursing Homes

The AARP says Illinois has improved opportunities for elderly people to remain in the community, but it says there are still too many living in nursing homes who don't need to be there.


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