Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 2:10 pm
Lots of people in and around Washington, Ill., are referring to the areas devastated by Sunday's tornado as looking like a war zone.
David Casler is among them.
"Right here, right now, if you look around this street, this is a war zone, only no one's shooting at us," he says.
Casler knows the difference. He served as a Marine in Iraq in 2004 and was subsequently hit by a roadside bomb while working there as a security contractor, suffering a brain injury.
Luis Gutierrez has been a tireless advocate for comprehensive immigration reform throughout his career in congress.
CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has selected former Chicago schools CEO and 2002 gubernatorial candidate Paul Vallas as his running mate in 2014.
The Chicago Democrat announced Vallas as his pick in an email Friday.
Quinn says he's known Vallas for 30 years and "he's never been shy about fighting for education, reform and opportunities for working people."
Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 7:02 pm
With the approval of the Statehouse, same-sex marriages are one step away from being legal in Illinois.
The Chicago Tribune reports the bill received 61 votes, just one more than necessary to send the bill to the Senate, which is expected to pass it.
The House was the bill's biggest hurdle because Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has said he would sign the bill into law.
The Tribune adds: