Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells fellow Republicans they have an ``incredible opportunity to lead'' as he heads into his second term. Republicans increased their majority in the state legislature in last week's election.
A judge sentenced an Illinois state representative to six months of probation for misdemeanor tax fraud. WGN reports LaShawn Ford will also have to pay a $1,000 fine and repay the IRS more than $3,000. Prosecutors dropped numerous felony counts against the Chicago Democrat.
DeKalb County Clerk Doug Johnson said it’s time to work on fulfilling the promises he made.
The Sycamore Republican won his first elected four-year term as clerk on Tuesday. The Daily Chronicle reports Johnson is researching a ballot on-demand system that prints individual ballots at the polling place.