The Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, who's campaigned against the state's child-support system, engaged in a shouting match with a judge about money he owes his ex-wife and access to child visitation.
Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Democrat J.B. Pritzker for Illinois governor. He's also backing Kwame Raoul for attorney general and three Illinois Democrats looking to unseat GOP congressmen.
A former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor's race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ameya Pawar wants Illinois to move towards free tuition for state universities. And the Chicago alderman says one way to do it is to spend more on capitol development at state college campuses.
A federal court has taken just three days to reject the appeal of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich seeking a third sentencing. The unanimous ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago dismissed arguments that the Democrat's trial-court judge should have reduced his 14-year prison term for corruption because of his good behavior behind bars.
A Senate Democrat wants public money to aid Illinois political candidates reliant on small contributions. Democratic Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston is aiming to blunt the influence of wealthy donors in races from governor to legislative seats.
Governor Bruce Rauner has endorsed state senator Darin LaHood for the 18th Congressional District seat. The Governor attended a fundraising event for LaHood at Brewers Distributing last Tuesday where he made the endorsement. The event was not listed on Rauner’s daily public schedule.
Former Texas Governor and 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry is speaking at the Peoria Pere Marquette later this month. Perry will keynote the annual Peoria County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner May 27th. Other invited speakers include Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and state comptroller Leslie Munger. The party office has more information on ticket and table sales for the event.
Republican Bruce Rauner is presenting a few ideas of how he’d run the state if he becomes Illinois governor. Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn has liked to rib his Republican rival over not presenting a budget plan yet.