An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.
U-S Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) visited local Farm Bureau offices in four cities on Friday, to meet with officials and pick up an endorsement.
Bruce Rauner's campaign continues to point the finger at Gov. Pat Quinn for a prison early release program in 2009.
When Illinois voters weigh in on raising the state's minimum wage in November, the result — no matter the outcome — won't affect Illinois law, at least not directly. It’s non-binding, but that's not stopping Democratic politicians from campaigning on the referendum.
It's been nearly a year since enrollment began for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ... and nearly a year since the federal government shut down over it.
Paul Ryan, one of the stars of the Republican Party campaigned in central Illinois for Congressman Rodney Davis Wednesday.
The two candidates who want to be Illinois' next treasurer have different ideas for improving the image of the office, which has been tarnished by a sexual harassment suit and questions of whether taxpayer dollars were used in mixing state and political business.
Congressional candidate Ann Callis is lashing out at her opponent’s contention that she doesn’t live in the 13th District. At a campaign appearance in Bloomington Monday, the Democrat from Edwardsville called those comments from GOP incumbent Rodney Davis ‘an absolute lie.’
The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate. More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations.
Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.