Illinois' automatic voter registration delays worry experts

Illinois' top leaders trumpeted the benefits of automatic voter registration when signing a bipartisan plan in 2017 to change how the state finds and signs up eligible but unregistered voters: more civic participation, fewer barriers to the ballot box and modernized systems. But Illinois hasn't lived up to its promise, rolling out automatic voter registration far behind schedule and struggling with other changes the law made.

President Trump tells rally crowd: Vote for Bishop in special election

Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election , President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power in Washington.

2020 hopeful Buttigieg pitches plan to fight systemic racism

Looking to improve his standing with black voters, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg pitched a plan Tuesday to tackle "systemic racism" he said exists in housing, health care, education, policing and other aspects of American life.

Record number of women elected to Congress

Across the country, 40 women of color are now heading to the House. Tennessee elected its first female senator and the first female governors of South Dakota and Maine were voted in. Rebecca Sive, author of Vote Her In, talks about what sparked 2018 as the year of the woman.

McCarthy: I'll remove politics from CPD to lower crime rates

Mayoral candidate and former Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy says he'll tackle the city's crime by removing politics from the police department. McCarthy has accused Mayor Emanuel of meddling too often in the city's policing strategies.