A sign near the Johnson County courthouse urges county voters to defeat a referendum on fracking.

(AP Photo/Jim Suhr, File)

November 06, 2014

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Fracking Rules

State lawmakers have signed off on rules regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois at a legislative hearing.


Former Congressman Lane Evans, who died Wednesday, in 2006.

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

November 06, 2014

Former US Rep Lane Evans, Veterans Advocate, Dies

Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois, a former Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in office, has died after a long fight with Parkinson's disease.


Democrat Carol Ammons gets emotional after winning the race for the 103rd House Seat.

(Claire Everett)

November 05, 2014

Carol Ammons Wins 103rd House Seat Over Kristin Williamson

Democrat Carol Ammons is Representative Naomi Jakobsson's new successor for the retiring lawmaker's seat in the Illinois House. Ammons says she's eager to follow in Jakobsson's footsteps, starting with a tax overhaul.


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