SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Records analyzed by The Associated Press indicate that wealthy businessman Bruce Rauner shifted his political donations to go all-out Republican after deciding to challenge Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
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CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker and his supporters have expressed joy at a plea deal that drops nearly 20 felony bank-fraud charges and let the Chicago Democrat plead guilty to a misdemeanor.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gene Callahan has died. He was a former newspaper reporter and longtime aide to top Democratic elected officials, including the late U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who voted in favor of same-sex marriage has been named to a leadership post in the Illinois House.
CHICAGO (AP) — Several clergy and community leaders in the Chicago area have endorsed Gov. Pat Quinn in a tight gubernatorial race.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ legislative leaders are offering their top ideas for political reforms.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Top Illinois Republicans are requesting that the State Board of Elections grant an extension to a group gathering signatures to take the political mapmaking process away from lawmakers.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of state jobs involved in a dispute over whether they should be free of politics were filled by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration with candidates who were politically connected or gave campaign money to the governor’s party.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Often criticized as advocating for the coal industry, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is launching reforms meant to help repair the agency’s image and make it more responsive to the public.
CHICAGO (AP) — Metra’s new executive director says the Chicago-area commuter rail agency has taken action to eliminate political interference in hiring and other personnel decisions.