State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is speaking out in the wake of a WBEZ report, "Surviving the War, But Not the Veterans Home," that uncovered that at least 13 residents of a west central Illinois veterans home have died from Legionnaires’ disease over the last two years.
The Illinois Republican Party has called collaboration between gubernatorial hopeful J.B. Pritzker and established political powerhouse Michael Madigan aimed at securing the Democratic primary – and ultimately governorship of the state – nothing more than a “corrupt scheme.”
The Illinois State Board of Elections (IBOE) held its lottery Wednesday to determine ballot position for the March 20 primary for candidates who submitted petitions simultaneously on Nov. 27, the first day of filing. Based on the lottery results, J.B. Pritzker will be the first gubernatorial candidate listed on the Democratic ballot.
Rich Morthland, who was tapped by Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) to be her running mate in her bid to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner, said Ives is starting to elevate Illinois by doing some of the things Rauner promised, but never saw fit to follow through on.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), who is vying for the Republican nomination for governor, recently criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s performance and vowed to focus on Illinois’ fiscal situation if elected during an appearance on southern Illinois' Newsradio WJPF with Tom Miller.
“One of the core values of our society is the rule of law,” Jason Plummer told the Metro East Sun. “I don’t think there should be sanctuary cities or sanctuary states because it goes against our core values.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is demanding answers – answers about what moved Gov. Bruce Rauner to suddenly terminate top attorney Dennis Murashko and have him immediately escorted from his office in the Chicago.
With the New Year about a week away, it's time to reflect on the rough-and-tumble time that was 2017 and project forward into the uncertainty of 2018. From struggles in the state General Assembly over the budget and sexual harassment, to Gov. Bruce Rauner's swings to the left to Lisa Madigan's unexplained decision to not seek another term as Illinois attorney general and other news items that made for an interesting year, here's our 2017 in review.
New data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) shows that Illinois had a net loss of approximately 86,100 people to other states between 2015 and 2016, a record high according to an analysis from the Illinois Policy Institute.
I attended a spiffy wedding (cruel and unusual punishment) in Dallas this past Saturday, at a park on the Texas State Fairgrounds. After the reception, at a dinner table for eight with Dallas executives, both male and female, we played the "Where are you from; what do you do?" game.
Diana Rickert and the Liberty Justice Center are willing to carry their share of the weight in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case deciding whether state employees should be required to pay union dues to keep their jobs.
Illinois was recently reported to be ranked 49th in the states with the largest taxpayer debt in the country, which has only been exacerbated by the majority party control by the Democratic Party, according to Jason Helland, Grundy County State's Attorney.
Andrew McCarthy thinks special counselor Robert Mueller tipped his hand in his ongoing Russia collusion probe with the recent indictments of three former Trump campaign officials, and he’s convinced many of the signals bode well for the president.
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.
In the wake of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's recent guilty plea in the Mueller investigation, Chicago’s Morning Answer hosts Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson pondered the implications with guest Alberto Gonzolaz, former attorney general in the Bush administration.