Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie filed to get on the Illinois presidential primary ballot, joining former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley.
The suit was filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court by opponents of a tax increase on higher-priced property sales. They have fought the proposal, claiming it will dampen sales in an already-fragile market.
The Supreme Court will decide whether former President Donald Trump can be kept off the 2024 presidential ballot because of his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss that culminated in the U.S. Capitol attack.
New York state lawyers are increasing their request for penalties to $370 million in former President Donald Trump’s civil business fraud trial.
Representatives for President Joe Biden and Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley filed petitions for the March partisan primary in Illinois.
Ald. Anthony Beale filed paperwork to withdraw his candidacy for 9th Ward Democratic committeeperson Thursday morning. He was already facing a petition challenge from Cleopatra Draper.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has tapped juvenile justice veteran Heidi Mueller to run Illinois' embattled child welfare agency.
Illinois was among several states to receive an emailed bomb threat to its statehouse. No bombs were found and the FBI deemed the wave of threats to be a hoax.
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling barring him from the Colorado ballot.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a ruling by Maine’s Democratic secretary of state barring him from the ballot over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The new laws will affect everything from education and criminal justice to employee benefits and indoor vaping,
A fake emergency call to police resulted in officers responding Friday night to the home of Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows just a day after she removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballot under the Constitution’s insurrection clause.
Chicago's migrant crisis threatens to eclipse Mayor Brandon Johnson's broader agenda, though he says City Council wins show he’s keeping campaign promises.
With less than three weeks until the Iowa caucuses formally usher in the presidential nomination process, White House hopefuls are usually in a heated competition.
A chaotic year for the House is coming to a close with more Democrats than Republicans deciding to leave the chamber.
Maine's top election official could face an impeachment attempt in the state Legislature over her decision to keep former President Donald Trump off the primary ballot.
Maine’s Democratic secretary of state on Thursday removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballot under the Constitution’s insurrection clause.
Johnson also appointed the acting executive director for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications to the post permanently.
In first-time join appearance, three mayors renew callas cities near a “breaking point” in coping with the crisis.
Herb Kohl, a former Democratic U.S. senator from Wisconsin and former owner of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, has died. He was 88.
Michigan’s Supreme Court is keeping former President Donald Trump on the state’s primary election ballot.
Police said Tuesday they are investigating incidents directed at Colorado Supreme Court justices and providing extra patrols around their homes in Denver following the court’s decision to remove former President Donald Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballot.
An exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum offers a mix of perspectives from residents past and present about how Illinois shaped their understanding of the world around them.
Four years after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a consolidation of police and fire pensions, the effect on property taxes remains uncertain.
Jurors last week did what very few of ex-Ald. Ed Burke's even fiercest political enemies could ever do: They humbled him.
U.S. Rep. Rubin Gallego, an Arizona Democrat, had a sometimes difficult childhood growing up in a single-parent household in Evegreen Park. He went on to Harvard and the Marine Corps before launching his political career.
Most U.S. state legislatures will reconvene in January for the first time since Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel sparked a war in Gaza and protests worldwide — and they’re preparing to take action in response, both symbolic and concrete.
A judge has cut short the probation for an Indiana state legislator who pleaded guilty to drunken driving charges after police say he crashed his pickup truck through an interstate highway guardrail and drove away.
The ruling comes less than a year before the 2024 election in a battleground state where four of the six past presidential elections have been decided by fewer than 23,000 votes, and Republicans have built large majorities in the Legislature under maps they drew over a decade ago.
A federal judge on Friday declined to issue a delay on the Jan. 1 deadline for Illinois residents to register guns they owned before those firearms were banned by the state on Jan. 10.