Quinn OKs Peotone Airport Legislation, Daley Calls 3rd Airport 'Cruel Hoax'Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation putting the state’s Department of Transportation in charge of building and managing an airport in south suburban Peotone, but Democratic rival Bill Daley slammed the long-stalled plans for a third regional airport a "cruel hoax."
Preckwinkle Endorses Hutchinson Over Kelly For Jackson's SeatCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Monday that she's endorsing state Sen. Toi Hutchinson in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. over her former staffer, state Rep. Robin Kelly.
22 Candidates Enter Race For Jackson's Empty Seat In CongressAs expected, there is a very crowded field of candidates vying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Seventeen Democrats and five Republicans met Monday evening’s deadline to file nominating petitions to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the upcoming special election.
Candidates Begin Filing Petitions To Run For Jackson Jr.'s SeatMore than half a dozen Democrats turned in candidacy petitions Thursday to the Illinois Board of Elections.
Hutchinson, Kelly, Beale Join Race To Replace Jackson In CongressAdd three more names to the growing list of candidates running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District: Illinois State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields), Chicago Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), and Robin Kelly -- a top aide to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Race To Replace Jackson Could Be 'Wild, Wild West'A crowded field could line up to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, once a special election is set up to fill his seat following his resignation on Wednesday.
Lawmaker Calls For $5 Tax On All Strip Club AdmissionsA south suburban lawmaker is pushing for a new $5 per customer tax for strip clubs in Illinois.