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The 2024 election’s first internet star has quite the name

The new Ken Bone.

On Aug 18, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

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Illinois became the first state to pass a law protecting child influencers

A new law passed in Illinois gives young content creators protection from family exploitation.

On Aug 16, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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Dirty Delete: Mary Miller is the far-right politician you’ve never heard of

Miller’s social media footprint is a collection of extremist views mixed with calls to impeach President Joe Biden.

On Mar 24, 2023 by Claire Goforth

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Dirty Delete: Meet the GOP extremist whom Democrats helped win the Illinois gubernatorial primary

Darren Bailey’s positions run a straight line along the far-right.

On Sep 16, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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Victims of Amazon warehouse collapse suing over ‘devastating physical and emotional injuries’

The collapse killed six when a tornado hit.

On Apr 20, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

A woman in a nail salon yells at the camera.

‘You’re fighting with an 18-year-old’: Anti-mask ‘Karen’ snatches phone from teen at nail salon

'Yes, I am pressing charges.'

On Mar 26, 2021 by Kahron Spearman

Facebook Facial Recognition Settlement

If you’re a Facebook user in Illinois, you might be owed $400

The facial recognition settlement is on.

On Sep 25, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Facebook Facial Recognition Lawsuit Settlement

Facebook will pay $550 million in facial recognition lawsuit settlement

The suit alleged that the social media giant violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

On Jan 30, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Prison guards reportedly mocked trans inmates in private Facebook groups

Some shared medical information of inmates under their care.

On Oct 17, 2019 by Alex Dalbey

Illinois GOP Meme Jihad Squad

Illinois Republicans share ‘jihad squad’ meme of 4 Dem congresswomen

The image was widely criticized on social media. 

On Jul 22, 2019 by Andrew Wyrich

On the left, the employee is seen saying 'I'm an American' to two women speaking Spanish; on the right, two bystander customers defend the racist cashier

‘ICE will come’: Convenience store clerk threatens customers speaking Spanish

The other customers cheered him on.

On Jul 19, 2019 by Samira Sadeque

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner drank chocolate milk to demonstrate his love for diversity.

Illinois governor mixes, gulps down chocolate milk to celebrate diversity

This is of course how diversity works.

On Feb 22, 2018 by Ana Valens

California and Illinois public schools will now have mandatory tampons and pads provided for free.

California, Illinois laws require free tampons in public schools

There's no need to charge teens for having a period.

On Jan 9, 2018 by Ana Valens

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GOP governor slammed by party for passing abortion bill

This is a massive win for abortion rights—but the GOP calls it a 'betrayal.'

On Sep 29, 2017 by Ana Valens

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God strikes Chicago’s Trump Tower with lightning as polls close in Illinois

And we all know who won the state's primary.

On Mar 16, 2016 by Gabe Bergado