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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
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Topic - Lisa Madigan
A new poll shows that Congress is less popular than root canals and colonoscopies, but more popular than the Ebola virus, meth labs and gonorrhea.
In a big victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only state where it had remained entirely illegal.
A federal appeals court has struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only state in which carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., held in contempt of Congress in June after refusing to turn over documents in the failed Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation, told law students at the University of Baltimore on Thursday that he was unsure whether he would serve in the second Obama administration.
State lawmakers have approved making California the first state to write into law much of the national mortgage settlement negotiated this year with the nation's top five banks.
A traditional-values advocacy group says it will intervene to file legal papers this week in support of an Illinois marriage law, after officials in the Democrat-dominated state government refused to defend the law in court.
Lawyers for impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday filed their second pretrial motion in less than a week — this latest one asking a judge to let them play around 100 excerpts of secret FBI recordings at Blagojevich's upcoming corruption retrial.
The Arizona lawmaker who proposed a challenge to automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants called off a scheduled vote on his measure Monday because he didn't have enough votes to get it out of committee.
He has called it his "dream job," but ex-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel still must run a tough political gantlet as he prepares to officially declare his candidacy for mayor of Chicago this weekend.
The White House chief of staff's connection to a presidency with a sinking approval rating and association to Rod R. Blagojevich could have voters thinking otherwise.
President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that nobody in his transition office tried to make a deal with Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich on filling Illinois' vacant Senate seat, adding that he has not been contacted by federal authorities during their investigation of the governor.
For example, after Illinois enacted the Domestic Partnership Act, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned Illinois child placement agencies of enforcement action if they “discriminate” based on marital status (including single, homosexual and unmarried).