Gov. Bruce Rauner said he was "not in charge" during a press conference Monday and he intends to continue blaming House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) for the problems facing Illinois until Madigan is no longer speaker.
Gov. Bruce Rauner officially has an opponent in the Republican primary, state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), however, his recent campaign strategy is not to focus on his Republican competition, or even anyone currently running for governor.
A lawyer for House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has threatened Local Government Information Services, which owns this publication, via two cease-and-desist letters after reporters asked questions about the legislator.
Despite dismal student performance on annual exams covering math and reading, Illinois high school graduation rates remain high, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of 2016 data from the Illinois State Board of Education.
Illinois Democrat gubernatorial hopefuls' support for legal marijuana is effectively inviting the industry dubbed Big Tobacco 2.0 into the state, the founder of a marijuana industry pushback group said during a recent interview.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) senses one of the keys to taking down Gov. Bruce Rauner in the 2018 Republican primary lies in reminding voters just how little they really seem to know about him. “You look at his record and what he said on the campaign trail when we all helped to elect him,” Ives said during a recent appearance on “Chicago's Morning Answer” radio show on WIND.
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.
Regarding the debate over whether conservatives should be more involved in politics or should focus more on the so-called culture wars, Maggie Gallagher, senior fellow at the American Principles Project, offers some sobering statistics.