Latest front in Weinstein scandal: Statehouses say 'me too'

CHICAGO (AP) — The response to sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to statehouses nationwide, with hundreds of lawmakers, lobbyists and consultants coming f...

Open letter alleges sexual harassment in Illinois politics

CHICAGO (AP) — An open letter alleging widespread sexual harassment in Illinois politics and urging women and their allies to come forward has been circulating around the state Capitol, a move that fo...

Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database

CHICAGO (AP) — Voter rights advocates are pushing Illinois election officials to withdraw from a longtime multistate voter registration database over questions of accuracy, security and voter suppress...

Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends

CHICAGO (AP) — The fate of about 100 immigrant medical students enrolled in a U.S. program protecting them from deportation is in limbo. Whether they can continue medical training de...

Chicago's Amazon bid focuses on workforce and transportation

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has officially thrown its hat in the ring with a bid for Amazon's massive second headquarters, adding to the growing competition from cities bragging about their talent pool, qu...

Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes ...

Governor signs law limiting Illinois police on immigration

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will limit how local and state police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a plan signed into law Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner, a move that puts the first-te...

Trump's sanctuary city threat triggers confusion, changes

CHICAGO (AP) — From defiant lawsuits to reversing policies, U.S. cities and counties are zeroing in on their immigration rules to avoid losing millions in public safety dollars that the White House ha...

From respected at elite universities to wanted for murder

CHICAGO (AP) — After a cross-country manhunt, a Northwestern University professor and University of Oxford employee are in custody for the brutal stabbing death of a 26-year-old hair stylist in Chicag...

Slow start to Illinois session called to solve budget fight

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The first day of a costly special legislative session aimed at solving Illinois' unprecedented budget crisis got off to a slow start with both the House and Senate adjourning ...

A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol

CHICAGO (AP) — Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democ...

AP Explains: What is May Day?

CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters in U.S. cities are set to protest Monday against immigration policies to mark May Day. It's an event that will also generate heated ...

Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he di...

EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured an Indiana public-housing complex on Wednesday where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contam...

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

CHICAGO (AP) — An immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singapore teen whose online posts criticizing his government landed him in jail. Judge Samuel Cole issued a 13-...