The 21st Show

Politics Monday: Democratic fight for power & Bailey’s pivot

State Capitol in Springfield

State Capitol in Springfield Illinois Public Media

From Capitol News Illinois: The vote for state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez as the Democratic Party of Illinois’ first Latino chairwoman was unanimous and uneventful Saturday morning – the drama had occurred in the days prior in a power struggle of some of the state’s most prominent Democrats.

Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial canddiate Darren Bailey is a lot quieter about former President Donald Trump in the pivot towards the general election. Bailey is challenging Democratic incumbent JB Pritzker.



Brenden Moore

Illinois state government reporter, Lee Enterprises newspapers


Tina Sfondeles

Chief political reporter, Chicago Sun-Times