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.
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' 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.