After plenty of squabbles, negotiating, and even name-calling, it took less than an hour for House Republicans to elect Representative Jim Durkin of Western Springs as their new leader.
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – capped off by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s stirring “I Have A Dream” speech – is regarded today as a key moment in the American Civil Rights movement.
Illinois police departments will be restricted in how they can use drone aircraft under a new law signed by Governor Pat Quinn.
Questions have begun to surface as to whether the city of Burlington will be able to move ahead with plans to relocate its police department on its own.
Scott Thompson grew up in Rushville, and spent the past ten years in city government – the first four as an alderman, followed by six years as mayor.