Live Updates: A former aide to Mark Meadows to testify at Jan. 6 panel hearing

Updated June 28, 2022 at 12:46 PM ET The Jan. 6 committee is holding a hearing Tuesday with Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Mark Meadows aide, as a witness. The committee announced the hearing on Monday “to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony” after saying there would be no additional hearings until July. Given […]

Watch Live: House January 6 committee holds public hearings on its investigation

WASHINGTON  — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is going public with its findings. The next hearing is Tuesday 12:00 p.m. CT. Lawmakers hope to show the American public how democracy came to the brink of disaster. The series of hearings that will take place over the next several […]

Pritzker to call special session on reproductive rights

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker will call a special session of the General Assembly in the coming weeks to focus on legislation to strengthen women’s access to abortion and other reproductive health services in Illinois. Pritzker made that announcement Friday, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court released an opinion overturning the landmark 1973 abortion rights case […]

3 dead, multiple injured after an Amtrak train hits a truck and derails in Missouri

MENDON, Mo. — An Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed Monday in Missouri, leaving at least three people dead and multiple people injured, authorities said. Seven cars and two locomotives on an Amtrak Southwest Chief train derailed. According to Amtrak, the train was carrying about 243 passengers and 12 crew members when […]