NEWS

21 11, 2017

How Facebook Reshaped Political Campaigns In Illinois

By | 2017-11-21T20:53:40+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Facebook is facing tough questions in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Did Russians use social media to sway the election? Why is there so much fake news? Why isn’t Facebook more transparent? Similar questions are being asked here in Illinois, where Facebook has already reshaped political campaigns by [...]

30 10, 2017

Nearly 60% of Guns Recovered in Chicago Come From Out-of-State Dealers

By | 2017-10-30T23:40:16+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Details on thousands of guns used in crimes and recovered by Chicago Police are being revealed in a new report. The city’s second “Gun Trace Report,” set for release on Sunday, looks at guns recovered by CPD from 2013 through 2016 — where they came from, who bought them — [...]

25 10, 2017

Women want statehouse sexual harassment exposed — and stopped

By | 2017-10-25T16:47:49+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

Don’t let a Capitol elevator door close if there’s a man in there alone. In an office or conference room, don’t let a man close the door behind you. Those were tips given to a female assistant to a Democratic lobbyist as she first stepped into the State Capitol in [...]

23 10, 2017

Stop Playing Politics with Illinois Children

By | 2017-10-23T19:19:14+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

It’s been 23 days since Republicans in Congress again failed to do their jobs by allowing the formerly bi-partisan Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire. And for 23 days, Governor Rauner and his billionaire buddies have refused to stand up for Illinois children and condemn this outrageous act. The [...]

20 10, 2017

Illinois Teachers Can Now Claim Personally-Bought Supplies On Income Tax Returns

By | 2017-10-20T22:46:10+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Starting this year, teachers in Illinois can get state tax credit for the school supplies they buy with their own money and bring in to the classroom. Ninety-two percent of teachers in the U.S. spend their own money to buy school supplies for their students. That figure comes from Democratic [...]