The U.S. Senate has reached a deal on extending unemployment benefits for the almost 2 million Americans who lost their financial assistance since the December expiration of long-term jobless benefits.
State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), the lawmaker behind legislation that raised Illinois' speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph on some interstate highway roads, has received 11 speeding tickets since 1998, the Chicago Tribune found.
A day after a report surfaced that found drinking water in Chicago
contains high levels of a toxic metal known to cause cancer, Illinois
Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk are asking federal authorities to look
into the matter.
Amidst the celebration from progressives over repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, many missed the regrettable news that the DREAM Act failed to get 60 votes to break a Republican filibuster. That point is worth repeating.