Sen. Kirk Dillard
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.
Opponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.
Two Illinois Republicans eyeing the governor’s office headed into Tuesday — the first day that Illinois candidates wanting to run in 2014 can circulate petitions — with a jump start on announcing their running mates.
Republican State Sen. Bill Brady formally announced his candidacy for Governor on Wednesday aiming for a possible rematch with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who defeated Brady in 2010.
Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said Tuesday he is formally exploring a bid for governor, ripping state lawmakers for their inaction on major issues this spring.
Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.
The Illinois Senate agreed Thursday to stop letting lawmakers hand out free college educations to their constituents, removing the final roadblock to ending a century-old practice plagued by allegations of corruption and political favoritism.
Some Illinois lawmakers say it’s time for some spring cleaning when it comes to the state’s laws.
Illinois Senate Republicans say there’s a lot not to like about Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget plans, and the way he’s running the state. But as WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, they are siding with Quinn on a couple of big issues.
Illinois politicians were quick to weigh in after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday for his corruption convictions, largely saying they hope it puts an end to corruption in the governor’s office.
An Illinois lawmaker has revived his idea to put gasoline sales tax proceeds toward capital construction projects, replacing controversial video gambling as a revenue source.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation ending the death penalty in Illinois.
Illinois State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) says the state’s largest public employee union should not be receiving raises while Gov. Pat Quinn proposes to cut $100 million from human services.