Illinois

Illinois Is Now The 10th State To Institute Automatic Voter Registration (Video)

Illinois Is Now The 10th State To Institute Automatic Voter Registration (Video)

In a time when our electoral process is under attack like never before, it’s encouraging to see some local and state governments doing right by the citizens they represent. The 2016 presidential election demonstrated the lowest voter turnout (55.4%) since 1996 (53.5%). This is due partly to Republican voter suppression efforts, but also to inconvenient and […]

HISTORY: President Obama Gives Final Address In Chicago (TWEETS/VIDEO)

HISTORY: President Obama Gives Final Address In Chicago (TWEETS/VIDEO)

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, President Barack Obama gave his final address in Chicago, Illinois. Here is what he said about Chicago: “I first came to Chicago when I was in my early twenties, still trying to figure out who I was; still searching for a purpose to my life. This is where I learned […]

Illinois Parents Freaking Out Over ‘Smut’ Like Maya Angelou

Illinois Parents Freaking Out Over ‘Smut’ Like Maya Angelou

Some people have far too much time on their hands. A group of parents in Illinois are on a crusade to stop “smut” books from being taught at Lemont High School. Laura Reigle, a mother of a student at the school, recently posted a blog post about stopping “pornography” from being taught in English class. She […]

WATCH: Embattled GOP Senator Just Killed His Campaign With This Racist Remark

WATCH: Embattled GOP Senator Just Killed His Campaign With This Racist Remark

Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) faced Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) in a debate last night, and he decided to go full racist and question her family’s military service. Kirk Goes Low … Again Sen. Kirk is battling to retain his Senate seat, and his chances of doing so get slimmer by the day. In last night’s […]

Anti-Vax Mom Now A Vaccination Advocate After Her Three Children Nearly Die Of Rotavirus

Anti-Vax Mom Now A Vaccination Advocate After Her Three Children Nearly Die Of Rotavirus

Kristen O’Meara was once a proud member of the anti-vaccination movement. She says she looked for anti-vax books and websites that would support her belief  vaccines could be linked to autism, allergies, and ADHD. She even located pediatrician who let her skip vaccinations for her three children. As she recalls: “I got absorbed in the anti-vax […]

Rauner Vetoes Bill Designed To Get More Illinois Voters To Polls (VIDEO)

Rauner Vetoes Bill Designed To Get More Illinois Voters To Polls (VIDEO)

Illinois voters really have it bad when it comes to politics. It’s one of those states where it’s actually true that both sides are terrible (though the right is still worse). I can say that because I live here and I see it all the time. Four of our last seven governors have gone to […]

Ammosexual Extremist Ted Nugent Can’t Seem To Keep Beer Sponsors (VIDEO)

Ammosexual Extremist Ted Nugent Can’t Seem To Keep Beer Sponsors (VIDEO)

Bud Light may be a nasty beer, but at least they have some principles. They were going to sponsor a Ted Nugent concert, but they have since dropped their sponsorship of this extremist, gun-worshiping, has-been musician turned NRA board member. Nugent’s Saturday concert in Peoria, Illinois was supposed to be sponsored by Bud Light, but […]

Veterans In Illinois Can Get Medical Marijuana For PTSD (VIDEO)

Veterans In Illinois Can Get Medical Marijuana For PTSD (VIDEO)

A Cook County, Illinois, judge ruled that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) should be added to the list of conditions that qualify to receive medical marijuana. Judge Neil Cohen also said that the state engaged in a private investigation which was “constitutionally inappropriate.” People can petition the government to get conditions added to the list. They […]

Chicago Police Officers Escort Girls Without Fathers At ‘Daddy Daughter Dance’

Chicago Police Officers Escort Girls Without Fathers At ‘Daddy Daughter Dance’

The Chicago Police Department had 150 girls attend the second annual “Daddy Daughter Dance” that they sponsor. Unfortunately, dozens of these girls that attended don’t have fathers. Well, some very special officers stepped up and escorted these young ladies. Sgt. Kimberly Woods had this to say about last year’s event: “After last year’s event, we […]

Look Who’s Suing The State of Illinois (VIDEO)

Look Who’s Suing The State of Illinois (VIDEO)

The Land of Lincoln has seen better days. It’s been 11 months since Illinois was operating with a budget. During that time legislators have fought with each other, battled Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, and generally shrugged their shoulders when questioned on the lack of progress. Now a makeshift coalition of social service agencies have had […]

Bigoted Jerk Arrested For ‘Protesting’ Target’s Open Bathroom Policy

Bigoted Jerk Arrested For ‘Protesting’ Target’s Open Bathroom Policy

Michael Lloyd Merichko thought it would be a good idea to march into his local Target store and stage what he called a “protest” over the store’s recently implemented bathroom policy which says customers are welcome to use whatever restroom they feel most comfortable with. As a result, Merichko was arrested and charged with disorderly […]

Why Does Obama Want This Illinois Senator To Lose His Job?

Why Does Obama Want This Illinois Senator To Lose His Job?

Ken Dunkin is the seven-term Democratic senator in Chicago.  Last week, Obama officially announced his support for Dunkin’s Democratic opponent, Juliana Stratton. Why does the President want this small-time Chicago politician to lose his job? Dunkin has become something of a problem for his fellow Illinois Democrats. He voted with Republicans on several key issues […]

Drunken Off-Duty Chicago Cop Runs Over Woman, Only Charged With Misdemeanor

Drunken Off-Duty Chicago Cop Runs Over Woman, Only Charged With Misdemeanor

On Saturday, an off-duty member of the Chicago Police Department, who was also allegedly drunk, ran over a 21-year-old woman who was waiting to cross the road. The woman is now in critical condition, clinging to life. And while you might think the police officer, who has not yet been identified, would be in very […]

7-Year-Old Chicago Boy Hurls Racist Taunts At Black Man And Daughter (Video)

7-Year-Old Chicago Boy Hurls Racist Taunts At Black Man And Daughter (Video)

Children are not born hating others for their differences. Put children of various races in a room together and they will play without discrimination. Children have to be taught to hate and to use hateful language in the most disgusting of ways. Which makes me wonder about the 7-year-old boy in the video below. This […]

From Rayburn House to Big House: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Inmate # 32451-016

From Rayburn House to Big House: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Inmate # 32451-016

Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is finally in prison?at Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina?where he will serve a 2 ?-year sentence for fraud. There had been some confusion, according to the Chicago Tribune that reported Jackson tried to enter prison Monday afternoon, four days earlier than he was ordered, but was turned away. He […]

Illinois Fails Its Citizens, Marriage Equality Does Not Get a Vote

All year, Illinoisans of the pro-equality side were looking forward to May 31st. ?The day was thought to signal the beginning of a new age of acceptance and progression for the Land of Lincoln. ?As the deadline for the bill approached the Illinois House, fervor overtook supporters of the LGBT movement nationwide. ?History was going […]