Jim Edgar

Jim Edgar

Former Gov. Edgar: Rauner, Dems Should Play Nice

The popular former state executive says the back-and-forth between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) must stop.


Kirk Dillard (Credit: Steve Miller)

Dillard Steps Down From Illinois Senate To Chair RTA

Republican 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.


Kirk Dillard campaigning with former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Dillard Campaigning With Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar

State Senator Kirk Dillard was chief of staff for Jim Edgar when Edgar was governor of Illinois in the ’90s.


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on hand Thursday to counter Republican spin at the party's convention in Tampa, Fla. (CBS)

Illinois Dems Stationed Near Republican Convention To Counter Obama-Bashing

Among 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.


Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Illinois Republicans See Opportunities To Build Beyond 2012

Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2012

Jim Edgar

Edgar: GOP Campaign Has Gone On Too Long

Count former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar among those who feel the protracting GOP Primary campaign could hurt the party.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Gamblers play the slots. (CBS)

Edgar Says Future Of Racetracks Depends On Slot Machines

The state’s horse racing industry doesn’t see much of a future unless the tracks get slot machines.

WBBM Newsradio–10/09/2011

U.S. cash (Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


Jim Edgar

Edgar: Tax Hike Was Only First Step

While many of his fellow Republicans are denouncing the hastily-passed Illinois state income tax increase, former governor Jim Edgar supports it.

WBBM Newsradio–01/27/2011

State Sen. Bill Brady. (Seth Perlman/AP)

Edgar: Brady Too Conservative For Illinois

Former Illinois Governor says the GOP has to understand that to win in Illinois, its candidates have to be moderate.


President Barack Obama (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Edgar: Obama’s Chicago Rally Won’t Help Democrats

Former Governor Jim Edgar says President Obama’s hometown rally may not help him as much as he hopes.

WBBM Newsradio–10/30/2010