Sen. Al Franken, and his wife Franni Bryson at the U.S. Capitol
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December 08, 2017

Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign ‘In The Coming Weeks’

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, announced Thursday that he will be resigning. Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken said serving in the Senate has been "the great honor of my life" and that nothing he has done as a senator "has brought dishonor" on the institution. But he said, "it's become clear that I can't both pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time remain an effective senator" for the people of Minnesota.

The James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
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December 07, 2017

Bus Company Could Face Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Fines

The Illinois Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau is conducting an investigation into private bus company Suburban Express for possible violations of the Illinois Human Rights Act.

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