About six months after the Highland Park mass shooting, Illinois lawmakers advanced a bill to ban assault weapons.
You may know White because his name is on your driver’s license or you’ve seen his tumblers at parades. But there’s a lot more to White’s legendary political career as it comes to an end.
Illinois law allows the former House speaker to keep seeking campaign contributions even though he’s facing charges that he used his office to enrich himself and his allies.
Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth were re-elected, the state Supreme Court remained under Democratic control and suburban members of Congress won re-election.
The incumbent JB Pritzker points to his support for abortion rights and experience balancing the state’s finances, while challenger Darren Bailey says the state’s safety and economy are a mess. A libertarian is also on the ballot.
Valuable Lincoln artifacts are taken from a Springfield museum as feuding with a not-for-profit intensifies
The fate of 1,500-plus artifacts, including some tied to Lincoln’s murder, is unclear as a foundation pulls items out of a state Lincoln museum.
WBEZ/Sun-Times Poll: Illinois voters don’t want Pritzker or Biden for president — but they’d take either over Trump
Earlier this year, the governor signaled interest in running for president in 2024 — but voters polled are not embracing the idea.
Some 37% of downstate voters polled viewed Pritzker favorably — that’s higher than Bailey’s downstate favorability numbers.
In the races for secretary of state, attorney general, comptroller and treasurer, the poll found voters heavily favoring Democrats.
In the fast-paced televised debate ahead of the November election, the governor and state senator traded barbs while ducking questions.