Illinois

Illinois authorities are baffled over why the former abortion provider hadn't followed standard medical practices.
Marie Newman, backed by the high-profile progressive lawmaker, is going after conservative-leaning Rep. Dan Lipinski in Illinois.
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control said 149 people nationwide had contracted a severe respiratory illness after vaping.
The measure is being praised as a "life-saving law” that has placed the state “on the right side of history.”
ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal published reports showing some wealthy parents used the strategy to gain tens of thousands of dollars in need-based aid.
The image took aim at Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.
“Expungement, for the most part, is not done with just a snap of the fingers and all the records go away,” says a criminal justice reform advocate.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker's order mandates schools have safe spaces for LGBTQ youth and establishes a task force to craft policies supporting nonbinary students.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill this week set to legalize cannabis use in the state.
It's the first time a state has legalized the commercial sale of cannabis through the legislature.
An Illinois meteorologist has been off the air since telling viewers the ominous warning was a "corporate initiative" that "many of us have tried to dissuade."
A provision in the bill to require public companies in Illinois to have at least one woman, one black and one Latino director on their boards got scrapped.
The Reproductive Health Act removes decades-old provisions requiring spousal consent, waiting periods and criminal penalties for doctors who perform abortions.
Many prisoners are still eligible to vote. The measure would help with voting while incarcerated and with registration and voting information when released.
Right across the river, an abortion clinic in Illinois is bracing for an influx of patients.
The measure would legalize marijuana and also allow for sweeping pardons of low-level offenders.
The Reproductive Health Act came in direct response to a spate of anti-abortion legislation that has passed in states around the country.
At least three people died in a tornado in Golden City, Missouri, on Wednesday. Extreme weather has also threatened parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a proposal Saturday to legalize recreational marijuana statewide for people 21 and over by Jan. 1, 2020.