About half say Trump should be charged for 1/6: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON — A new poll shows about half of Americans say former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in what happened on Jan. 6. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds 48% of U.S. adults believe Trump should be held accountable for what happened during the […]

Temporary tax relief measures to begin Friday in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Illinoisans will receive some modest tax relief starting Friday when the state’s new fiscal year begins. That includes some income tax rebates, property tax rebates, a suspension of the state’s 1 percent tax on groceries, and a six-month pause on the scheduled inflationary increase in the state’s motor fuel tax. Gov. JB Pritzker […]

Supreme Court restricts the EPA’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate carbon emissions that cause climate change. The decision by the conservative court majority sets the stage for further limitations on the regulatory power of other agencies as well. By a vote of 6 to 3, […]

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s former White House counsel

WASHINGTON — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, a critical figure in the final days of the Trump White House who the committee has been publicly pleading with to appear. The committee has spoken to Cipollone in an […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in Thursday at noon as the 116th Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman to serve on the high court. Watch the ceremony: Biden nominated Jackson in February, fulfilling a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. “It has taken 232 […]

Democrat Nikki Budzinski, Republican Regan Deering to face off in 13th

DECATUR – Decatur business owner Regan Deering won the 13th Congressional district Republican primary on Tuesday after a close race. In November, she will face former aide to President Joe Biden, Nikki Budzinski, who secured a decisive victory in the district’s Democratic primary. Budzinski said she anticipated a challenge in November, despite her advantage in […]

Rep. Rodney Davis’s long Congressional career halted

TAYLORVILLE – A decade-long career in Congress will soon come to an end for central Illinois’ Rodney Davis.  Last night, Davis conceded to primary challenger Mary Miller, whose campaign leaned on her ties to former President Donald Trump.  In a 15th district race that was expected to be a nail-biter, Congresswoman Miller ousted Congressman Davis […]

What did $50 million buy Ken Griffin in Illinois’ primary? Not much.

Griffin, who was the state’s richest man, reaped a weak return on his millions. But packaging magnate Dick Uihlein’s support for gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey paid off. CHICAGO — A big chunk of money from the state’s richest man could not buy much Republican primary love for conservative businessman Ken Griffin’s slate of candidates in […]

U.S. Rep. Mary Miller defeats fellow incumbent Rodney Davis

QUINCY — Days after she basked in the praise of former President Donald Trump — and had to explain her supposed gaffe that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a “victory for white life” — U.S. Rep. Mary Miller defeated fellow incumbent Rodney Davis on Tuesday, all but clinching a second […]

Bailey wins GOP nomination to challenge Pritzker

State Sen. Darren Bailey, who gained statewide notoriety challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s pandemic executive order authority in court, will be the incumbent’s challenger in the November general election. As of about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Bailey had carried over 55 percent of the GOP vote from a field of six candidates, while tallies were unofficial. “Tonight […]

Illinois Primary Election 2022: Live blog, updates, results and more

12:40 a.m.: SPRINGFIELD — Suburban Chicago personal injury lawyer Kathy Salvi has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois. Salvi topped a field of seven candidates Tuesday to win the nod to take on first-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth in November. Duckworth is a veteran of the Iraq War and is very […]

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 […]