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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters hours after he was ousted as Speaker of the House on Oct. 3. Two months after his historic ouster as House speaker, McCarthy said Wednesday that he’s resigning from his congressional seat. – AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

Former House speaker says he’s leaving Congress by year’s end

Two months after his historic ouster as U.S. House speaker, Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that he is resigning and will leave Congress by the end of the year.

Jury convicts Madigan’s former chief of staff on perjury, obstruction of justice charges

A federal jury has convicted the once-top aide to former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, finding Tim Mapes guilty on charges of perjury and attempted obstruction of justice for lying to a grand jury investigating Madigan and his inner circle.

State lawmakers convene for 6-item fall veto session

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield for its fall session this week with a light agenda borne of an upcoming election season and an unwillingness to tackle prickly issues in the short fall-session timeline.

Trial Notebook


Court considers standards for compelled speech

In a compelled-commercial-speech case where a federal judge permanently enjoined California from enforcing a law that requires cancer warnings for products containing glyphosate, an active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, the state’s attorney general asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to apply the most lenient First Amendment standard of review.

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