President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.
Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson passed away Friday night at the age of 84. Thompson died shortly after 8 p.m. Friday at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in downtown Chicago, his wife, Jayne Thompson told the Chicago Tribune. “The Thompson family is mourning the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather,” a statement from the family read. “Jim…