Madigan says he’s taking steps to end harassment, abuse
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’s taking steps to end harassment or abuse at the statehouse and in his political operation, after a former staff member said party officials were too slow to act. In a letter to Democratic caucus members Friday, Madigan says “We haven’t done enough.” He says “I [...]
Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left
LA GRANGE, Ill. (AP) — A Lipinski has represented what’s now Illinois’ 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski’s father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress’ most conservative Democrats, is facing a tougher-than-usual primary challenge from the left flank of [...]
A look at competitive US House races in the Illinois primary
CHICAGO (AP) — Several U.S. House races are expected to be competitive in the Illinois primary, including an open seat, a seat held by a seven-term Democrat facing a challenge from his left and several Republican seats that Democrats hope to flip come November. Here’s a look at five congressional races in the March 20 [...]
Fellow detainees applauded suspected Chicago cop killer: report
Five detainees in an Illinois jail could face additional time behind bars after they allegedly applauded a suspect accused of killing a Chicago police officer earlier this week, authorities said.
Illinois governor takes aim at pensions, healthcare costs in budget
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner proposed a $75 billion fiscal 2019 budget on Wednesday that would be balanced if lawmakers agree to push some big-ticket costs onto local school districts and universities. The budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, which includes $37.6 billion in general fund spending, would save money by phasing out state funding for certain pension costs. With health coverage and pensions accounting for 25 percent of state spending, the Republican governor said Illinois needs to make changes.
Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?
CHICAGO (AP) — In an Illinois governor race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire, Daniel Biss likes to tell people he’s given his campaign just $25 — and then his wife decided to one-up him and donate $50. “We’re pretty well maxed out, but we’ll see what we can do going forward,” the [...]
Illinois schools say pension shift would undo funding revamp
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Public school administrators who just last summer were ecstatic over a promise of equitable state financing in a revamped education funding formula were disheartened Thursday by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to unload more costs onto local districts, which they said could lead to higher property taxes. The Republican governor proposed a [...]
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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner proposed a $75 billion fiscal 2019 budget on Wednesday that would be balanced if lawmakers agree to push some big-ticket costs onto local school districts and universities.