Senate Democrats

Sen. Harry Reid’s Exit Sets Off Leadership Scramble For Durbin, Schumer

A very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party’s hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s retirement.

04/02/2015

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Democrats Content To Wait For Rauner Proposals

House and Senate Democrats will seek to protect their own interests and constituencies in eventual negotiations with Rauner. While he speaks of the need for steep budget cuts, they’ll likely seek to protect social services, state workers and Medicaid recipients.

02/03/2015

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Fear Possible Voter Suppression On Election Day

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and other Democrats were sounding the alarm Thursday about what they said might be potential voter suppression in this state.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2012

Wisconsin State Assembly Democrats

Wisconsin Dems Who Hid Out In Illinois Can’t Vote

The Democratic senators are back and Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan has passed, but there is more trouble brewing now in Wisconsin.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Walker Rejects Dems’ ‘Border Summit’ Idea

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is rejecting an offer by Democratic state senators to meet him at the Illinois-Wisconsin state line for a discussion ending the budget standoff.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Walker To Wisconsin Dems: Come Back Now

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is warning Senate Democrats hiding out in Illinois that layoffs will happen if they don’t return to pass a budget bill by tomorrow.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011

Dollar Bills

State Senators Push For $10 Minimum Wage

A group of Illinois Senate Democrats has introduced a proposal that would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to more than $10 an hour, the highest minimum wage in the nation.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011