U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will take on Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan in November in the 13th Congressional District.

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September 30, 2018

Illinois Candidates For 13th Congressional Race Weigh In on Kavanaugh, Ford Testimony

The candidates running for Illinois’s 13th Congressional District weighed in on the testimony provided last Thursday by Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and one of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. But only one provided a straight answer when asked whether or not they support a full investigation into the allegation of sexual assault.


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September 27, 2018

WATCH/LISTEN: Kavanaugh-Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.


Melody Benjamin works as a personal assistant for her mother Mae Benjamin.

Courtesy of Melody Benjamin

September 25, 2018

Illinois Issues: The Janus Effect - Will African-American Women Pay?

Some experts say black women could feel financial pain if union membership declines as a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, which decreed that public sector unions can no longer force workers they represent to pay fees in lieu of union dues. But conservative groups are cheering Janus v. AFSCME as a victory for workers’ free speech rights.


Birth control pills.

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August 14, 2018

Illinois Issues: Birth Control Without The Doctor

Advocates say increasing access to hormonal contraceptives could help reduce unplanned pregnancies. One legislative proposal considered earlier this year aims to do just that by allowing patients to skip a physician's visit and head straight to a pharmacist. But it is having trouble catching on in Illinois.


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