Illinois

140 Inner City Chicago Stores Charged with Food Stamp Fraud


As the number of Americans on food stamps grows, so, too, do fraud and abuse. Food stamp “trafficking,” in particular,… READ MORE

Nearly 100 people shot in Chicago in less than a week


Nearly 100 people have been shot in Chicago in less than a week, pushing the number of shooting victims so… READ MORE

Illinois Law Threatens Conscience Rights, Crisis-Pregnancy Centers


CHICAGO — A new law in Illinois weakens existing protections for religious liberty and conscience rights for hospitals, doctors and… READ MORE

Illinois Gov. Signs Bill Forcing Christian Doctors and Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion


Abortion is now the official state-preferred choice for Illinois women in unexpected pregnancies, after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill… READ MORE

Prominent GOP Illinois lawmaker abruptly resigns over cybersecurity issues


An Illinois Republican lawmaker resigned from his position in the state Legislature on Monday after saying he faced cybersecurity issues… READ MORE

Chicago police officer suffers non-life threatening injuries in shooting; suspect dead


A Chicago police officer who was wounded in a shooting was expected to survive his injuries, officials said Thursday night.… READ MORE

Illinois gun restrictions unfairly target foster parents, lawsuit claims


Kenneth and Colleen Shults want to permanently welcome a foster child into their Fairmount, Ill., family, but claim in a… READ MORE

Emanuel blames Chicago crime uptick on officers second-guessing themselves

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday stood by his contention that Chicago police officers are becoming “fetal” out of concern they… READ MORE

Chicago has deadliest September in 13 years…

A violent September in Chicago ended with more homicides than any other month this year and the second-most shootings, according… READ MORE

8 Homicides in 1 Day Are latest Signs of Chicago’s Bloody Summer

Diane Limas says the sound of gunfire has become so common outside her house in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood that… READ MORE

Chicago schools struggle to support 66,000 non-English speaking students

A month ago CPS announced it would audit services for English-language learners at every school in the city. Now, officials… READ MORE

PROTESTERS DEMAND CHICAGO GROCER BAR CONCEALED PERMIT HOLDERS FROM CARRYING GUNS FOR SELF-DEFENSE

On August 25 protesters from “Safer Communities” and the “Stop Concealed Carry Coalition” planned to protest the opening of Mariano’s… READ MORE

Chicago police allow independent stop-and-frisk evaluations

CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department will allow independent evaluations of its stop-and-frisk procedures that critics say target blacks under… READ MORE
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