WBEZ political reporters Alex Keefe and Tony Arnold took off from Chicago and drove along the Illinois River until the hit the State Fair. All along the way, they stopped to ask people what they want from the next governor.
Illinois Democrats gathered in Springfield Wednesday to rally behind their candidates ahead of next year’s election — but they met amidst party infighting, lawsuits and without the state’s party chairman.
Finally given an opportunity to illustrate all their die warnings about the sequester's draconian cuts, the Democrats wimp out and join the GOP to target alleviating hardships for the nation's travelers. Never mind Head Start or any of the other programs being gutted and affecting poor people and children.
It’s a new year with a new legislative session, but an all-too-familiar story is recurring in the Indiana Statehouse, at least from the Republican viewpoint: House Democrats once again held up any work because they oppose a GOP proposal to make Indiana a right-to-work state.Wednesday was to have bee
Indiana’s legislative session will be short this year — it’s expected to last until March — but judging by the political tone set before the start of the session Wednesday, the debate will be furious.The Republican leadership, as well as Republican Gov.
Indiana Republicans and Democrats come together Tuesday in Indianapolis for what’s called Organization Day, a kind of symbolic start to the new legislative session that often sets a tone for what’s to come.And what’s to come could be more fighting between the minority Democrats and majority Republic
House Speaker Michael Madigan is one of Illinois' most mysterious politicians. He's so guarded, even his mere utterances can make a big splash.Last month was no exception. Madigan raised eyebrows after attending a fundraiser for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner - as in Republican, John Boehner.
The League of Women Voters of Illinois is asking a federal court to order a big change in the highly political, once-a-decade redistricting process. It's the latest suit tied to Illinois' new boundaries for U.S.