by Ari Phillips Posted on May 19, 2014 Updated: May 19, 2014
Last month Farmers Insurance Co. filed nine class-action lawsuits arguing that local governments in the Chicago area are aware that climate change is leading to heavier rainfall but are failing to prepare accordingly.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on May 5, 2014
Half a million people in Illinois want a ballot initiative to take the keys to the hen house away from foxes in the state legislature.
by Rebecca Leber Posted on April 25, 2014
A U.S. Senate candidate who lost past elections for his anti-immigrant platform now says he "regrets" his harsh rhetoric from the past.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on March 26, 2014
Funding cuts have turned Cook County's jail into the largest mental health provider in America.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on March 19, 2014 Updated: March 20, 2014
As Illinois increases its dependence on coal, residents fight back against new strip mines and spiking utility bills.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on March 19, 2014
A controversial attempt to ban fracking in Johnson County Illinois failed at the ballot box Tuesday night with 58 percent voting against the measure.
by Zack Ford Posted on March 19, 2014
According to Republican primary winner Susanne Atanus, God punishes society for LGBT equality and abortion rights with tornadoes and autism.
by Zack Ford Posted on March 5, 2014
According to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the marriage equality victory in Cook County can apply to all counties.
by Zack Ford Posted on February 22, 2014
Rather than wait until the law takes effect June 1, Illinois same-sex couples can now obtain marriage licenses, at least in Cook County.
by Bryce Covert Posted on February 13, 2014
Illinois is vying to be the second state with guaranteed paid sick leave.