Should Illinois Jettison Job Of Lieutenant Governor?A proposal to eliminate the post of lieutenant governor as an Illinois’ constitutional officer is running into some questions and doubts in Springfield.
Rauner's Immigration Message Leaves Advocates PerplexedMore than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation's most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered mixed signals about his stance on immigration.
Vallas Ready And Willing To Be Quinn's 'Second Banana'Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas made it clear Tuesday he has no problem being Gov. Pat Quinn’s “second banana” as his running mate in next year’s election, saying he’s focused on serving the state.
Vallas Pick A Surprise To Other Lieutenant Governor ContendersPaul Vallas, the former Chicago School CEO and political candidate, will make his debut as Governor Pat Quinn's 2014 running mate on Tuesday.
Rutherford Names Attorney As Lieutenant Gov. PickThe Republican field for the 2014 Illinois governor's race began to crystalize Monday as candidate Dan Rutherford, the Illinois treasurer, announced a Chicago attorney as his lieutenant governor pick.
2014 Governor Candidates To Choose Running MatesThe job of Illinois lieutenant governor has often been ridiculed as a do-nothing office. But in 2014 the position will take on a new significance.
Lt. Gov.: Community Colleges Are Falling ShortIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says the state’s community colleges are falling short, and has some suggestions for improvement.
Simon Wants High Schools To Require More MathIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon wants to require high school students to take more math classes.
Lt. Gov. Wants To Cut College Dropout RateIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has a lofty goal – to ensure 60 percent of the state’s working-age adults are college-educated by 2025.