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 state senator has officially thrown his hat into Illinois' high-profile and expensive governor's race.

Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker has made a $25 million contribution to his campaign for Illinois governor.

Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation requiring him and his successors to use governor's office funds to pay people who work for them. 

The number of voters casting early ballots for the Illinois primary has far exceeded the number who voted early four years ago.

The Illinois House has approved state licensing of firearms dealers and requiring that those buying assault-style weapons wait through a 72-hour "cooling off" period before taking delivery. 

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.

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will air campaign ads featuring 11 minutes of conversations between a top Democratic rival and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich captured on FBI wiretaps.

Few candidates for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy.

Two wealthy businessmen seeking the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor have released partial tax returns on the same day they filed candidate petitions for the 2018 primary. 

The Democratic candidates for Illinois governor are increasingly getting asked what they think of their own party’s leader, House Speaker Michael Madigan.

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.

State Rep. Scott Drury says he's dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she has no "immediate plans" to run for another office when her term is up in 2019, including mayor of Chicago. 

Republicans in the Illinois Senate have elected Sen. Bill Brady to serve as the chamber's minority leader.

Democrat Chris Kennedy Talks Taxes

Jun 7, 2017

The Democratic candidate for governor criticized politicians who hold elected office while also working as property tax lawyers.

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.

Rauner endorses Darin LaHood for congressional seat

May 13, 2015

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.  

Rick Perry keynoting Peoria County Republican dinner

May 11, 2015

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.  

Governor Bruce Rauner made an appearance at the annual Illinois Governor's Prayer Breakfast, but didn't stay long. 

A new study says multimillionaire Bruce Rauner was among the largest donors to political campaigns in the U.S. in last fall's election.

For the first time in a dozen years, Illinois has a Republican governor.  

Quinn gives one of final speeches as governor

Jan 6, 2015

Pat Quinn is preparing to end his term as Illinois governor next week. He gave one of his final speeches to a friendly crowd in Chicago Tuesday.  

Quinn, Rauner fight over taxes

Sep 29, 2014

The candidates for Illinois governor are sparring over taxes.

Rauner attacks Quinn on veteran stance

Sep 2, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is going after Democratic Governor Pat Quinn's record on veterans.

Rauner talks ideas for Illinois

Jun 12, 2014

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.

Quinn’s budget includes re-opening youth prisons

Mar 27, 2014


The state budget proposed this week by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s includes money to reopen two recently shuttered youth prisons.