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Litesa Wallace waves after being thanked by her gubernatorial running mate, Daniel Biss, during Biss' concession speech in the Illinois primary election on ... as party chairman over his handling of sexual harassment allegations against one political lieutenant and reports of abusive behavior by another.
Part of the problem with Illinois' political giving is that it gives unlimited donation rights to a party or to a candidate's relative but not to Joe Average, the study found. Illinois is unique in removing contribution limits when an independent group dumps big bucks into a campaign or when you are facing a rich ...

A plan to close the wage gap between men and women swept through the Illinois Legislature last year, but it met the veto of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Now, the measure is back — but with some competition. Rep. Anna Moeller has introduced legislation mirroring last year's bill that would forbid ...
Wealthy candidates also prevailed in many of the primary races for Illinois's 18 congressional seats and other positions, held on the same day. High-level politics is increasingly a game for wealthy people. Roll Call, a political newspaper owned by The Economist Group, calculates that America's senators ...
You and I have an opportunity, right now, to help reshape Illinois politics. The issue ... Thus, “gerrymander,” a term that lives in political infamy. Drawing ... At the bottom of the Illinois State Board of Elections homepage (http://www.elections.il.gov), find District/Official Search and follow the easy directions. 2.
Daniel Lipinski, a Democrat, has represented the district in Congress since 2005, and before that it was represented by his father, Bill Lipinski, since 1993. The main political battle in the district this year has been a Democratic primary between Representative Lipinski and a progressive challenger, Marie ...

When it comes to politics, there's nowhere like Illinois. Throughout the election season, ProPublica Illinois reporter and political junkie Mick Dumke will analyze the state's political issues and personalities in this occasional column. Republican governor hopeful Jeanne Ives was on her way to a recent ...
Ruckman was a professor at Northern Illinois University and Rock Valley College and an expert on presidential pardons. He was a regular guest on outlets such as MSNBC and National Public Radio, making the rounds in recent months to offer his analysis of President Donald Trump's pardon of Joe ...
Judging by the numbers, Illinois may be closer than any other state to becoming a plutocracy — government by the wealthy. A Chicago Sun-Times analysis found that more than 25.9 percent of the money contributed to Illinois political campaigns in the past two years has come from the pockets of four men: ...
Madigan has been harshly criticized for his indifferent handling of sexual harassment allegations against his Democratic political aides and allies. And many of those who keep calling for a truly “independent” investigation somehow keep forgetting that job should be done by the Illinois attorney general.

A dense cloud of negative vibes hangs over Illinois politics, much of it attributable to a long period of gridlock between Rauner and a Democratic-controlled legislature in which a constitutionally required budget was not enacted for more than two years. Finally, after the state's bonds were in danger of being ...
If you care about the Illinois governor's race — or even if you're just looking for 20 minutes of political entertainment — I suggest visiting the recordings online at bit.ly/2Cz9ZUp and trib.in/2nIhSBo. But first, prepare yourself by remembering that real politics is always much grittier than civics-class politics.
Illinois's most powerful politician is on the defensive after firing one of his top political advisers over complaints the aide sexually harassed a young woman for months. The scandal is offering a window into how the still-evolving #MeToo movement is tearing through state legislatures across the country.
Today, Illinoisans find the most powerful politician in state history was born and bred in the "Chicago machine," a system of patronage and political privilege from a bygone era. House Speaker Mike Madigan , of course, is at the very least a mighty bystander in Illinois' downfall, if not a primary cause. But that ...
The issue is redistricting of state legislative and congressional districts in Illinois. ... Thus, “gerrymander,” a term that lives in political infamy. ... Jim Nowlan is a former Illinois legislator and aide to three unindicted governors, and he is the lead author of “Illinois Politics: A Citizen's Guide” (University of Illinois ...
Thus, “gerrymander,” a term that lives in political infamy. Drawing districts has always been about benefiting those who draw the maps. Starting with the U.S. Supreme Court case of Baker v. Carr (1962) and many since, states have been required to draw districts that are equal in population, and in one ...
Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy on Thursday night accused opponent J.B. Pritzker of using “the language of racists” and not political leaders ... Pritzker has spent recent weeks reaching out to the African-American community, a powerful voting demographic in Illinois Democratic politics, ...


 

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