Bruce Rauner

Brian Mackey / IPR

August 28, 2017

Governor Signs Bill Blocking State Police Arrests On Immigration Status

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a law Monday meant to protect immigrants who are in the U-S illegally. The law is called the TRUST Act, and it prohibits Illinois police from arresting people based only on their immigration status, unless they have a warrant signed by a judge.

Gov. Bruce Rauner

IL Dept. of Central Management Services

August 28, 2017

Rauner Signs Automatic Voter Registration Bill

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a measure Monday allowing automatic voter registration in Illinois. Illinois joins more than half a dozen other states with some form of automatic registration, which proponents say boosts civic participation.  

Residents wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday in Houston, Texas.

David J. Phillip/AP

August 27, 2017

At Least One Person Killed As ‘Catastrophic’ Floods Inundate Houston

At least one person was killed Saturday night as the Houston area is inundated by torrential rain and catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, which officials called an "unprecedented" weather event that has left some residents stranded in their flooding homes and overwhelmed rescue workers.

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