Former Gov. Edgar: Rauner, Dems Should Play NiceThe popular former state executive says the back-and-forth between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) must stop.
Dillard Steps Down From Illinois Senate To Chair RTARepublican state Sen. Kirk Dillard, who made two attempts at Illinois governor, officially resigned from the Legislature after more than two decades in office to become chairman of the Chicago-area's Regional Transportation Authority, Senate Republican officials announced Monday.
Dillard Campaigning With Former Illinois Governor Jim EdgarState Senator Kirk Dillard was chief of staff for Jim Edgar when Edgar was governor of Illinois in the '90s.
Illinois Dems Stationed Near Republican Convention To Counter Obama-BashingAmong the high-profile Democrats was U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who made himself available to talk about issues and Illinois’ Republican clout – or lack thereof -- at the convention.
Illinois Republicans See Opportunities To Build Beyond 2012Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.
Edgar: GOP Campaign Has Gone On Too LongCount former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar among those who feel the protracting GOP Primary campaign could hurt the party.
Edgar Says Future Of Racetracks Depends On Slot MachinesThe state's horse racing industry doesn't see much of a future unless the tracks get slot machines.
Retired Pols Drawing Six-Figure Pensions Some of the most notable -- and even some of the most obscure -- retired state officials are drawing massive pensions as the Illinois budget is bleeding red ink, a Better Government Association report reveals. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Edgar: Tax Hike Was Only First StepWhile many of his fellow Republicans are denouncing the hastily-passed Illinois state income tax increase, former governor Jim Edgar supports it.
Edgar: Brady Too Conservative For IllinoisFormer Illinois Governor says the GOP has to understand that to win in Illinois, its candidates have to be moderate.
Edgar: Obama's Chicago Rally Won't Help DemocratsFormer Governor Jim Edgar says President Obama’s hometown rally may not help him as much as he hopes.