The president's decision to grant clemency to his longtime confidant drew vehement criticism from Democratic lawmakers. Republicans largely kept silent, with one notable exception.
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The tax cuts were not supposed to go into effect until there’s a new Chicago casino, but lawmakers speeded up the process in May.
The Trump campaign’s accusation that Biden is too old and mentally weak to be an effective president has drawn charges of ageism.
The president has used his clemency power to spare Stone a prison sentence following his conviction in a federal court. It's the latest official intercession in a case involving a friend of Trump.
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Mayor Lightfoot looks to make good on campaign promises to boost mental health resources in Chicago as the city focuses on recovery.
Ald. Raymond Lopez, 15th Ward, says someone threw bricks through his windows and set a neighbor’s garage on fire early Thursday morning.
With complaints of long waits for the state’s unemployment benefits hotline, the state is also offering another tactic for applying — automatic callbacks.
In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.
Illinois Gov. Pritzker Rails Against Trump Administration’s ‘Sick ‘Hunger Games’ ’ During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Democratic governor called for a national mandate that people wear face coverings in public to slow the virus' spread.