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.
Rep. Jeanne Ives argues Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature on legislation making Illinois a "sanctuary state" has inspired liberal Gov. Jerry Brown of California, where a similar measure went into effect Jan. 1.
Although Gov. Bruce Rauner’s approval of a bill in August to create an automatic voter registration program in Illinois was largely met with media praise, it stunned some critics – especially since he had vetoed a similar measure a year ago.
Critics of policy decisions that prop up labor organizations at the expense of taxpayers have said it’s no mistake that some of the state's most consequential and political legal battles - contract negotiations, worker pay and union dues - have been filed in “union friendly” St. Clair County.
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.