Pink and white sign in support of abortion rights held outside Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri

Planned Parenthood Covertly Opens Clinic to Provide Care for Missourians

The 18,000-square foot facility is located in Illinois—just 13 miles from Missouri’s lone abortion clinic, which is currently under fire.

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READ: Chicago Implements GPS Monitoring Devices That Calls, Records Children Without Their Consent

Cook County officials say the monitoring tool improves communication with children, but critics say it is an invasion of privacy and violation of the Constitution.

Protesters hold signs. Two blue and white signs say, "Keep abortion legal." One black and white sign says, "Abortion kills a person."

Illinois to Pass Laws to Give Women Better Access to Abortions

Due to restrictive laws in neighboring states, women nearby could also have the procedure there.

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Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

The Chicago native’s plan to fight the district’s funding deficit includes a donation match program via his nonprofit.

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Senate Will Soon Have Four Times as Many Women of Color

Kamala Harris, Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto won crucial elections and will join Mazie Hirono in the upper legislative house next year.

Dispatch Catches Chicago Police Officers Saying N-Word, 'Black Lives Matter My A**'

The comments came about 12 hours after protestors forced the cancellation of a Donald Trump rally in Chicago.

School Officials Apologize for Slave Auction Skit

One of the students: “Today, we are going to have a Barrington bro for sale.”

NPR Deems Illinois the 'Perfect State' to Illustrate America's Racial Makeup

The conclusion is one of several made by NPR as part of their ‘Perfect State Index.’

Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

Tea Party may be down, but not out.

Illinois to Grant Undocumented Immigrants Driver's Licenses in 10 Months

It’s the fourth state to do so.

Illinois to Grant Undocumented Immigrants Driver's Licenses in 10 Months

It’s the fourth state to do so.

Illinois' Most Powerful Politicians Back Licenses for Undocumented

Illinois may become the most populous state in the nation to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Gives Romney a Latinos 101 Lesson on House Floor

U.S. House of Representative Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois’ Fourth District in the heart of Chicago spoke on the floor of the House earlier this week about recent comments by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Illinois, Defying DHS, Demands to Be Let out of Secure Communities

This fight’s heating up quickly.

Illinois Terminates Secure Communities, Advances DREAM Act

The bill now moves to the House.

Illinois Abolishes Death Penalty

Gov. Quinn said that the possibility of executing an innocent person made him question the integrity of the system.

Watchdogs Flag GOP and Tea Party Voter Suppression Tactics

Illinois GOP targets Chicago’s black neighborhoods.