Not only are Illinois residents burdened by some of the highest taxes in the nation, but their personal behaviors and habits are increasingly being manipulated by many of these same tax policies, according to a study published earlier this month by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Republicans from at least one township in Cook County said that Tuesday's endorsement of Gov. Bruce Rauner was the outcome of a rigged process and not a reflection of grass-roots support within the party.
Crime victims advocate Denise Rotheimer, who last year filed a sexual harassment complaint against Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago), says a recent video posted on Rep. Norine Hammond’s campaign page on Facebook only doubles down on the pain of being the victim of harassment.
In what a leading Jewish scholar and conservative Republican calls an “embarrassment to the party,” outspoken Nazi sympathizer and Holocaust denier Arthur Jones is poised to become the party’s nominee in the 3rd Congressional District
A member of the Illinois Republican Party's governing body is lauding gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives' provocative new ad, "Thank You, Bruce Rauner," while taking her critics to task for trying to force the party to take sides in the contentious March 20 primary.
The city of Chicago, Cook County and the state of Illinois were three of 23 jurisdictions nationwide that were put on notice this week by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for their so-called sanctuary policies regarding immigrants here illegally.
Under Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois has again extended a welfare waiver covering able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) when other states, with their economies expanding, are reverting to the cost-saving reforms enacted in 1996 under then-President Bill Clinton.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) said that a news report of previously undisclosed relationships between Illinois Lottery and legislative staffers, and lobbyists representing the lottery’s new management firm, demonstrate how little control Gov. Bruce Rauner has over state government affairs.
Former Daily Herald politics reporter Kerry Lester married Michael Kasper, former top aide and longtime lawyer to House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), in mid-December at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago.
The backlash to what state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) calls Gov. Bruce Rauner’s "betrayal" of conservative and traditional Republicans is showing itself through a series of high-profile non-endorsements for his re-election and weak attendance at some of his fundraisers.
A Chicago-based taxpayer group has given incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner unprecedented high marks for his tax policies. His challenger in the primary, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), scored even higher.
In 2011, Brian McCann’s brother, Dennis, was struck and killed crossing Kedzie Avenue by an immigrant here illegally driving with a 0.29 blood alcohol content. The driver made bail, fled the country and was never prosecuted.
Equality Illinois, a Chicago-based statewide group representing the LGBTQ community that lobbied hard for passage of the new state law that makes it easier for transgender individuals to change the sex designation on their birth certificates, did not return repeated phone calls and email requests from Prairie State Wire on whether the group would endorse the re-election bids of Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), both of whom backed the bill.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) made it official on Monday that she is challenging incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary. After three years in office, Rauner nearly went out of his way to invite the challenge, according to a cover story for the Dec. 18 edition of the nation’s leading conservative magazine, National Review.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) said the acquittal last week in San Francisco of an illegal immigrant of murder shows how Gov. Bruce Rauner betrayed Illinoisans when, in August, he signed a statewide sanctuary bill into law.