Minimum Wage Hike Gives Fast Food Operators Major HeadachesThe state's minimum wage will rise to $15.00 an hour by 2025 after lawmakers gave final approval Thursday in Springfield.
MLK Holiday Offers Stage For 2020 Democratic HopefulsWhile the Democratic field for 2020 is only beginning to take shape, the year that would have marked King's 90th birthday gives the party's prominent members a valuable opportunity to address race and, potentially, draw a contrast between their own views and those of President Donald Trump.
Julian Castro Moves Toward 2020 White House RunAn exploratory committee usually is a formality before a candidate launches a presidential campaign. It legally allows potential candidates to begin raising money.
Record Number Of Women Elected To The HouseA tally from the Congressional Research Service said the previous record of 85 representatives served in the 114th Congress, including two members who resigned and one who was elected to fill a vacancy.
Young Voters Usually Sit Out Midterms But 2018 Could Be DifferentThe energy among the younger generation has also resulted in a crop of candidates in their late 20s and early 30s, including Abby Finkenauer in Iowa's First District, and Lauren Underwood in Illinois's 14th District.
Dems Want Delay Of Kavanaugh Vote After Accuser Comes ForwardThe woman who went public, Christine Blasey Ford, previously described the alleged incident in a letter to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the committee.
Democrats Seek To Keep Focus On Corruption, Not ImpeachmentOpposition to Trump has flourished across the political left, already giving Democrats key electoral victories since his inauguration.
Dem Questions If Supreme Court Would Force Trump To Comply With A Subpoena"Legally, it's clear: You can't ignore a subpoena, even if you're the president of the United States."
Emanuel Sees Jones' Victory In Alabama As A Hopeful Sign For The NationMayor Emanuel is taking hope in the Democratic victory in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race.
Crowded Field Of Illinois Democratic Governor Hopefuls Take Stage At ForumSeven of the eight Democratic hopefuls attended a public discussion at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.
Dems Ask: Where's Gov. Rauner?As state lawmakers worked in special session to achieve a budget breakthrough, the man who called the special session wasn't there.