Chicago is frequently targeted as a city with ineffective, strict gun laws. While the city has a history of implementing tougher laws in comparison to other cities, a Supreme Court decision drastically loosened some restrictions.
In his bid for Congress, Mayor Keith Pekau is touting the downward turn in reported crimes during his tenure. While the reported statistics bear him out, there was a spike in violent crime his first year in office.
Miller, a Republican from east central Illinois, took to Twitter after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called out Alabama lawmakers for approving a bill to block transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming care. Miller falsely claimed the White House is lying to kids by telling them puberty blockers are reversible.
The U.S. Senator and veteran joins a growing number of Democratic politicians who have incorrectly cited a national study of the gender pay gap to include an analysis of men and women in the same job. It doesn’t.
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin in a tweet last month claimed he reduced homicides by 40% during his first year in office. Experts say using percentages instead of actual numbers to describe crime trends is misleading.
Illinois state Rep. Blaine Wilhour, R-Beecher City, said there is absolutely no observed or clinical data to indicate any benefit to masking K-12 students. No clinical data is available to date, but a health expert says there is plenty of observational data out there.
Gov. Pritzker said “a larger percentage of Illinoisans have been vaccinated,” compared to the rest of the Midwest. That’s mostly true but when it comes to those who are fully vaccinated, Minnesota is the region’s top performer.
Chicago’s once-per-decade fight to redraw its ward boundaries has lasted months and there’s still no agreement, sparking preliminary referendum plans and fears about a costly court battle.
PolitiFact National names lies about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and its significance as the Lie of the Year.
U.S. Rep. Mary Miller from downstate Illinois compared the group of migrants heading north from the southern Mexico city of Tapachula to the population of Minneapolis, which has 430,000 residents. At most, it is 1% of that.