Illinois' top leaders trumpeted the benefits of automatic voter registration when signing a bipartisan plan in 2017 to change how the state finds and signs up eligible but unregistered voters: more civic participation, fewer barriers to the ballot box and modernized systems. But Illinois hasn't lived up to its promise, rolling out automatic voter registration far behind schedule and struggling with other changes the law made.
Former President Jimmy Carter took aim at President Trump while speaking at an event in Atlanta, saying it would be a “disaster” if he were to be elected for a second term.
For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania."
A protester rushed the stage Thursday night during an event with former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer in Chicago.
Businessman Andrew Yang is announcing plans to give away $1,000 a month to 10 families over the next year as part of his effort to prove the efficacy of his universal basic income campaign proposal.
Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election , President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power in Washington.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, joined the Republican race against President Donald Trump on Sunday, aiming to put his Appalachian trail travails behind him for good as he pursues an admittedly remote path to the presidency.
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says a mandatory government buyback program for AK-47 and AR-15 rifles is needed because other gun control measures don't do enough to remove weapons already on the streets.
Looking to improve his standing with black voters, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg pitched a plan Tuesday to tackle "systemic racism" he said exists in housing, health care, education, policing and other aspects of American life.
The Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 cycle kicked off Wednesday with 10 of the 25 candidates taking the stage to discuss gun reform, immigration, health care and President Donald Trump.
Leading 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said this week that the U.S. must provide health care to everyone in the country, “regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented.”
Bill Daley gives his concession speech Tuesday night in the Chicago mayoral race.
Susana Mendoza gives his concession speech Tuesday night in the Chicago mayoral race.
Gery Chico gives his concession speech Tuesday night in the Chicago mayoral race.
Pulitzer Prize-winning write Mark Konkol joins Good Day Chicago to give his take on the crowded and tumultuous Chicago mayoral race.
Across the country, 40 women of color are now heading to the House. Tennessee elected its first female senator and the first female governors of South Dakota and Maine were voted in. Rebecca Sive, author of Vote Her In, talks about what sparked 2018 as the year of the woman.
How to talk to your kids about the election and passing positive messages to them regardless of who wins.
Mayoral candidate and former Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy says he'll tackle the city's crime by removing politics from the police department. McCarthy has accused Mayor Emanuel of meddling too often in the city's policing strategies.
Activist Jedidiah Brown demanded Thursday to join African-American ministers meeting in Hyde Park with Democratic candidate for governor, J.B. Pritzker.
A new poll has placed Daniel Biss behind JB Pritzker in the race for Illinois governor. But at this point, it's still anyone's game and the race is only heating up. Biss joined Good Day Chicago live with his plan for the state.