Republican lawmakers joined Democrats in endorsing the deal to payoff money the unemployment fund borrowed during the pandemic.
Congressman Chuy Garcia filed his petitions shortly after 4 p.m. He was the last candidate to do so.
After turning in her nominating petitions Monday morning — a stack of signatures nearly half as tall as she is — Mayor Lori Lightfoot flexed a bit as she explained her decision to skip the chance to get her name on the bottom of the ballot, a position some believe offers an advantage.
Former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is still asking for campaign contributions, even as he faces charges for using his office to enrich himself and his allies.
Outside of City Hall Thursday, the activist group “United Working Families” announced who it wants to see inside City Hall for City Council.
Quinn has hinted for months that he may join the crowded field of candidates seeking to unseat Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Hoping to revive their party in Illinois after tough Election Night losses, Republicans on Tuesday met behind closed doors to select their new legislative leaders: state Sen. John Curran of Downers Grove and state Rep. Tony McCombie of Savanna.
Some Illinois representatives are calling on Congress to do more to improve healthcare coverage in its end-of-the-year agenda.
Illinois voters have approved an amendment to their state constitution guaranteeing the right to bargain collectively.
Six days after the final vote was cast, a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing collective bargaining rights inched close enough to passage Monday that its supporters declared victory.
Nearly three weeks after taking helm of the Illinois Supreme Court, Chief Justice Mary Jane Thesis was sworn-in Monday during a ceremonial installation in Springfield.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is preventing the Chicago City Council from considering a potential referendum question that residents would vote on in February, asking whether the city should double its tax on property sales where the price tag is over $1 million.
State Rep. Jim Durkin claims former President Donald Trump and the Illinois Republican Party's MAGA wing bear a lot of blame for the poor showing on Election Day.
After months of being pummeled by Republicans and law enforcement officials over controversial provisions in the massive criminal justice reform package, Democrats say they expect “clean-up” language, but no substantial changes to the intent of the bill, when lawmakers head to Springfield next week.
Many Democratic state senators supporting the act won their contests.
A battleground race between newbies aiming to fill retiring U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos' seat in Illinois’ 17th district tipped in Democrat Eric Sorensen's favor, representing a key win for the party as it tries to maintain control of Congress.
Immigration advocates gathered Wednesday to celebrate the election results of their grassroots campaign efforts.
With redistricting on their side, strong fundraising from party leaders and a boost of millions from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, statehouse Democrats appear to be retaining their supermajority statuses in both chambers — and likely even growing that advantage in the House.
Governor JB Pritzker is taking a victory lap, celebrating a successful election night for Illinois Democrats.
Voters appear to support the Workers' Rights Amendment with 85 percent reporting.