Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Ronald Woan, Daniel X. O’Neil (CC BY 2.0)

July 18, 2018

Illinois AG: DOJ Withholding Money From The State Over Immigration Policies

Champaign Police Sgt. Geoff Coon said he’s waiting on roughly $50,000 in federal grant money that’s due to the central Illinois police department. Another agency that uses the funding to pay for programs that focus on recidivism and re-entry and community-based violence intervention programs in the Rockford area also hasn’t received their funding this year.


Brett Kavanaugh being sworn in as a federal judge by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2006.

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July 10, 2018

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Pick For The Supreme Court?

President Trump has chosen Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — often thought of as the second-most-powerful court in the country — to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.


President Donald Trump, and his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Alex Brandon/AP

July 09, 2018

Trump Picks Kavanaugh For Court, Setting Up Fight With Dems

President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the Supreme Court Monday, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

US Supreme Court via Wikimedia Commons

June 27, 2018

Supreme Court To Lose Its Swing Voter: Justice Anthony Kennedy To Retire

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, setting the stage for what promises to be an epic political battle over his replacement. A Trump nominee is likely to be far more conservative than Kennedy, who, though appointed by President Reagan, voted with the court's liberals in some key cases.


Illinois Governor  Bruce Rauner and plaintiff Mark Janus.

Andrew Harnik/AP

June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Deals Blow To Government Unions

 In a blow to organized labor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a case from Illinois that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining.


Jodi Eisenmann is one of 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against People's Gas. She spoke out about her present situation during a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday in Mahomet.

Daniel Baker/Illinois Public Media

June 19, 2018

Plaintiffs In Peoples Gas Lawsuit Speak Out

Some of the 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against People’s Gas spoke out at a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday in Mahomet. They asked the state advisory panel to help ensure they have clean water, after their water wells were contaminated by a gas leak.


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