Elections

Illinois 2018 gubernatorial election could be most expensive in U.S. history
May 24, 2017

Last week, Ken Griffin donated $20 million to Governor Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign, m...

Miller: Chris Kennedy should embrace being the 'outsider'
May 08, 2017

Illinois has elected just two wealthy people to major statewide office in the last 20 years: Form...

Media helped make Bruce Rauner's spring campaign tour a success
Apr 14, 2017

As you know by now, Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the state for two days last week. He denied that the...

Rauner launches non-campaign tour as Democratic challengers prepare for 2018
Apr 14, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner this week had few "official" events but his campaign announced an extensive age...

Official/unofficial; campaign/non-campaign: Confusion over Bruce Rauner's state tour
Apr 12, 2017

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Meet Jake Leahy, Illinois' youngest elected official
Apr 10, 2017

When Jake Leahy decided to run for his local school board, he wasn’t even legally eligible to v...

"One state" message from Pawar a note of optimistic grace in our negative times
Apr 10, 2017

Opinion There’s no governing going on, so the current fascination is with the Democrat...

Rauner's reaction to JB Pritzker shows aversion to real tax talk
Apr 09, 2017

I suppose it's too much to expect that we get an honest debate about the need for more state reve...

Decatur School Board still learning, 18 years later
Apr 07, 2017

Guest view This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times and has been republished ...

Illinois reaches historic voter registration total. Who's registering?
Mar 30, 2017

Starting this week, ICPR will be releasing data as part of our updated Illinois Voter Projec...

Democrats answer Rauner with 'comeback agenda' to fix Illinois
Mar 29, 2017

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled what they’ve dubbed the “Illinois Comeback Agenda,...

Only in Illinois: Rauner-Mendoza feud intensifies, voter registration bill moves ahead
Mar 17, 2017

This week in Illinois politics kicked off with new escalation in the bitter feud between Gov. Bru...

Automatic voter registration in Illinois gets a second try
Mar 15, 2017

Proponents of automatic voter registration in Illinois are trying again with a new bill they say ...

My pride in helping to make an American inaugural great again
Jan 25, 2017

(Editor's Note: Illinoisans just experienced inaugural history and participated in presidential p...


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