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.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican, has declared her run for re-election next year.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon ended five months of uncertainty about her political future on Wednesday by launching her 2014 bid for Illinois state comptroller, likely setting her up for a tough race against one of the state’s most successful Republican officeholders.
The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois says there’s been progress for women, but not enough in terms of pay at an equal pay for women rally in downtown Chicago.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says the state’s community colleges are falling short, and has some suggestions for improvement.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon wants to require high school students to take more math classes.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has a lofty goal – to ensure 60 percent of the state’s working-age adults are college-educated by 2025.
As he was sworn in today for his first full term, Gov. Pat Quinn conceded that the state is in a “fiscal crisis.”