Transcript Of Call Between Trump & GA Secretary Of State

This Associated Press digital embed shows the transcript of the phone call between President Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. This document will be updated as more of the phone call is transcribed. Source: From the audio recording of the phone conversation. President Donald Trump is heard on tape pleading with Georgia’s election chief […]

Parkland College Students Bury 2020 Chaos In Time Capsule

CHAMPAIGN – A rainbow flag, Black Lives Matter pins and a roll of toilet paper are among items Parkland College students recently ‘laid to rest’ in a time capsule featuring the events of 2020. Phi Theta Kappa, the Honors Society chapter at Parkland created the time capsule. The students buried the capsuled during a physically […]

IL Congress Members Join Effort To Overturn Presidential Results

UPDATED Dec. 11, 6:14 p.m. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court. Trump had called the lawsuit filed by Texas against Georgia, Michigan, […]

Joe Biden Elected President Of The United States

WASHINGTON  — Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States. Biden vanquished his Republican foe after a campaign as bitter and divisive as Trump’s own presidential term. Victories in “blue wall” northern industrial states propelled Biden to the White House, where he’ll confront America’s deep health, […]

Illinois Democrats React To Biden Elected President

CHAMPAIGN – Democratic leaders in Illinois praised the projected election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden defeated Republican President Donald Trump after a bitter and divisive campaign. Governor J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) tweeted several messages, praising Biden, noting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ role in history and criticizing Donald Trump.: With […]

217 Today — Nov. 6, 2020

Friday November 6, 2020 Today’s headlines:  Some high-powered Democrats are calling on House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign as chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois. Illinois passed another grim COVID-19 milestone yesterday. More than 10,000 Illinoisans have now died after testing positive for the virus. Champaign County reported 60 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. The County […]

Who Will Vote Before Election Day?

2020 could be the first year in which more than half of voters cast their ballot for president before polls open on Election Day. AP is tracking these changes and has crafted an interactive guide giving you everything you need to know about early voting and mail-in ballots in each state. This guide will update […]

Harris Accepts Nomination; Obama Warns Democracy On The Line

WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris has made history night as the first Black woman to accept a spot on a major party’s presidential ticket. In her highly anticipated address capping the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, Harris mixed her polish as a former prosecutor with deeply personal tales of her upbringing to argue […]

Carol Moseley Braun Casts IL Votes For Biden

SPRINGFIELD – A groundbreaking politician delivered the votes for Illinois during the roll call at Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention.  Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, appeared in a segment taped in front of the Old State Capitol in Springfield.  It’s the same location where Barack Obama launched […]