Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s rejection of a spending plan gives Illinois lawmakers just five days to find an agreement and avoid the starting point of a government shutdown. But a Thursday rally on Chicago’s West Side shed some light into just how far apart things remain between Rauner and Democratic legislators.
Politicians in Illinois risk being booted from the March election ballot if they don't pay off overdue fines. Among them: Congressman Danny Davis.Davis is running for re-election to Congress, and also to be Chicago's 29th Ward Democratic committeeman.
An Oregon-based education reform group, whose deep pockets and skillful maneuvering made it a surprising powerhouse player in Springfield earlier this year, is regrouping after an embarrassing diatribe by its founder forced a leadership shuffle.The Illinois chapter of Stand for Children raised more