1 In 4 Voters Live In States With Automatic Voter Registration

By Staff, www.brennancenter.org -

By Staff of Brennan Center for Justice - Chicago, IL – Today, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill to bring automatic voter registration to the state, which could help sign up more than 1 [...]

Victory For Domestic Workers In Illinois

By Terrance Heath, www.ourfuture.org -

By Terrance Heath for Campaign for America's Future - The law, which is the result of a five-year campaign by the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Coalition, guarantees nannies, housecleaners, homecare [...]

Waukegan Paid $26.1 MillionTo About 50 People Wrongly Arrested

By Dan Hinkel, www.chicagotribune.com -

By Dan Hinkel for the Chicago Tribune - A Tribune investigation into the Waukegan Police Department has found a troubling history of investigative failure and abuse allegations. No city police [...]

Bruce Rauner Is Using A Manufactured Crisis To Bust Unions

By Jennifer Ritter and Jacob Swenson-Lengyel, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Jennifer Ritter and Jacob Swenson-Lengyel for In These Times - If you like Scott Walker, you’ll love Bruce Rauner. In February, Rauner issued an executive order blocking public employee unions [...]

Illinois Spent 2.4 Million Incarcerating People In One Chicago Block

By Alex Nitkin, www.dnainfo.com -

By Alex Nitkin in DNAInfo - In just five years, the State of Illinois dedicated more than $2.4 million to the 4800 block of West Adams Street in Austin. But don't look for new developments or [...]

Official Probe Calls On Illinois To Reconsider Salaita Firing

By Ali Abunimah, www.electronicintifada.net -

An official investigative committee at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is calling for the decision to fire Steven Salaita to be reconsidered. The report by the Committee on [...]

In Secret Process Illinois Approves New Rules For Fracking

By Kerry Lester, www.therepublic.com -

Illinois lawmakers signed off Thursday on long-awaited rules regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling, clearing the way for companies to get "fracking" permits and unleash what they hope will [...]

Prisoners Send Notes to Demonstrators

By Anonymous www.anarchistnews.org -

All of these killings by the police was brought about by dirty and corrupt administration officials trying to control things their way. Which we all know it wasn’t to treat us right. I’ve been [...]