STATE NEWS

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…

Federal court throws out new legislative maps

SPRINGFIELD – A three-judge federal court panel in Chicago ruled Tuesday, Oct. 19 that the legislative redistricting plan that Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law in June —before…

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