At Issue: Sen. Raoul Touts Bipartisan Work For AG SpotAs he pushes his campaign for Attorney General, Sen. Raoul is banking on his record in Springfield to give him an advantage.
Democratic Lawmakers Push For Bill To Stop Crosscheck SystemSeveral Democratic lawmakers are pushing a bill that would stop the State of Illinois from using what they say is a voter verification system that has serious security flaws.
Cook County Democrats Endorse Kwame Raoul Over Quinn For Attorney GeneralCook County's Democratic Party has endorsed state Sen. Kwame Raoul for attorney general over former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and several other candidates who urged party leaders not to pick a favorite.
Next Dem Announcing For Illinois Attorney General: Sen. Kwame RaoulRaoul, an attorney, tells The Associated Press Wednesday that Madigan's departure leaves a big void, but he has the experience and ability to continue her "great work."
Drury First Democrat To Jump Into AG Race After Madigan Bows OutScott Drury, who had been running for governor, decided to drop out of that race to run for attorney general.
Chicago's Top Cop To Lobby Lawmakers On Repeat Gun Offender LawChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was in Springfield on Thursday to urge state lawmakers to approve tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders.
Democrats Already Eyeing Potential Candidates For Governor In 2018While the focus at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is on nominating Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee for president, various Illinois elected officials were dancing around the question of who ought to run for governor in two years.
High Court Ruling Leaves Pension-Reform Bill In JeopardyPublic-employee unions applauded the high court decision. Lawmakers and pension experts -- not so much. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Compromise Reached On Concealed Carry In Illinois A compromise on how and where Illinois gun owners would be able to carry their weapons in public was poised for a committee hearing, lawmakers said Thursday as they headed into the final scheduled day of legislative action and 10 days before a court-ordered deadline.
New Website Could Help Pressure Lawmakers, Employees To Fix PensionsA new voice and a new website were added Monday to the effort to avert what appears to be the potential collapse of Illinois public employee pension funds. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

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