July 03, 2014

Quinn Halts IDOT Political Hiring

Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered a moratorium on political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation and is requiring executive-level staff in every state agency to undergo training about proper hiring practices.  


Demonstrator outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
July 03, 2014

Did Supreme Court Tip Hand On Future Contraception Cases?

The Supreme Court's opinion Monday  - holding that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage required under the Affordable Care Act if the companies have religious objections - addressed only half of the ongoing legal battle over the birth control mandate.


A Palestinian holds a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Israeli border police in Jerusalem on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 02, 2014

Palestinians Say Israeli Extremists Killed Boy

East Jerusalem was the scene of clashes Wednesday between angry Palestinians and Israeli forces, after word came that a Palestinian teen had been abducted and killed.  


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