The Illinois Republican Party slammed J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat vying to become governor, for what they called an inadequate response to a report condemning the performance of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios.
In response to several recent lawmaker endorsements of J.B. Pritzker in his bid to become governor, the Illinois Republican Party is accusing House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and his supporters of pushing Pritzker for his ability to bankroll campaigns and help Democrats control redistricting.
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.
Gary Grasso’s run to become Illinois' attorney general is sparking unwanted attention over sizable campaign contributions he took from foreign governments and potential ties to reputed members of the mob.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) expressed outrage over a Dec. 20 WBEZ report that said state officials wanted to wait nearly a week before making the public aware of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Jeanne Ives argues there’s really only one conclusion voters can derive from all of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s genuflecting. In a recent release, she offers up a list of what she calls Rauner's top 10 betrayals of 2017.
Approximately a month after assuming her role, Special Legislative Inspector General (LIG) Julie Porter said only about a third of the nearly 30 ethics complaints she inherited are worthy of investigation, according to a Dec. 20 memo from the Legislative Ethics Commission.
Despite corruption accusations against Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, current Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has nonetheless endorsed him, raising concerns with Republican Jason Helland, his opponent in next year's race.
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.
Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman recently reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to uprooting the state’s current political system in a message to supporters highlighting the organization’s work over the past year.
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.