STATE NEWS

Democrats unveil 2nd draft of congressional maps

SPRINGFIELD – Democratic leaders in the General Assembly released a second draft of proposed congressional district maps over the weekend as they prepare to head into the final…

State’s unemployment rate down in September

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that the unemployment rate fell -0.2 percentage point to 6.8 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased by +9,300, in…

Justices strikes down Cook County gun tax

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Oct. 21 that a Cook County tax on gun purchases is unconstitutional, but it left the door open for a more tailored tax that…

Public speaks out on proposed congressional maps

Democrats in the General Assembly released a proposed new map Friday that divides Illinois into 17 congressional districts, one fewer than it has had for the past 10 years because of…

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