The Illinois sign at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio
July 27, 2016

Illinois Delegation Gets Moment In Spotlight

The Illinois Democratic Party got 90 seconds in the national spotlight Tuesday, as delegates officially cast their votes for the party's nominee for president. Tony Arnold and Lauren Chooljian take us into the arena for that state-by-state roll call vote.


Christopher Kennedy's introduction to the media as a potential candidate for Illinois governor in 2018 got off to a rocky start at the Democratic National Convention.
WBEZ
July 26, 2016

Chris Kennedy Bickers With Press As He Considers Run For Illinois Governor

Chris Kennedy’s introduction to the media as a potential candidate for Illinois governor in 2018 got off to a rocky start at the Democratic National Convention. After a speech in which he criticized Governor Bruce Rauner, the former chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees attempted to rush past reporters, and would not answer questions about possibly running for governor himself in 2018.


n this July 14, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks at a rally at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate
Andrew Harnik/Associated Press
July 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine As Her Vice Presidential Running Mate

Virginian Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's choice for her vice president, giving her a running mate with experience at all levels of government to round out the Democratic ticket. Clinton told supporters the news in a text message and a tweet on Friday evening just after 8 p.m. ET.


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