How did Illinois’ delegation vote for Speaker of the House?
Updated Saturday 1:10 a.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Kevin McCarthy has been elected House speaker on a historic post-midnight 15th ballot, overcoming holdouts from his own ranks. Floor tensions boiled over into shouting after a chaotic week that tested the new GOP majority’s ability to govern. But McCarthy prevailed in the end as he had […]
McCarthy nears victory for speaker after grueling fight
On the fourth day of voting, 14 of the 20 conservative holdouts switched to McCarthy.
Supreme Court sets March timeline for oral arguments in cash bail appeal
Both sides agree to timeline that would further delay Pretrial Fairness Act’s implementation.
Illini women win 7th straight, topping Northwestern 85-79
CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s basketball team held on to beat Northwestern Thursday night, 85-79 in Champaign. Kendall Bostic notched another double-double for the Illini, grabbing 16 rebounds and scoring 15 points. It was Bostic’s fifth double this season. Illinois led by 18 points at halftime, but the outcome was in doubt until Bostic converted […]
217 Today: Self-proclaimed guardians of English language release annual list of banished words
Friday, January 6, 2023 Today’s headlines: A statewide ban on the sale and manufacture of assault weapons in Illinois is closer to passage. Illinois state representatives advanced on Thursday night a proposal meant to protect patients who get abortions and their providers who are targeted by states that have banned abortions. It’s been two years […]
Illinois House votes to ban assault weapons and broaden abortion protections
About six months after the Highland Park mass shooting, Illinois lawmakers advanced a bill to ban assault weapons.