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Elizabeth Hernandez’ Rise to State Democratic Chair Powered by JB’s Clout and Chuy’s Dealmaking – Center for Illinois Politics

Elizabeth Hernandez’ Rise to State Democratic Chair Powered by JB’s Clout and Chuy’s Dealmaking  Center for Illinois Politics

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‘A year headstart’: How advocates say Illinois is in a good position for federal climate spending – Daily Herald

‘A year headstart’: How advocates say Illinois is in a good position for federal climate spending  Daily Herald

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Paul Lange: Mendon’s Man of La Mancha looking for financial help in race against Miller

QUINCY — Paul Lange believes someone should always have a choice when they walk into a voting booth.

Lange, 67, is recently retired commodities broker who worked in Quincy but lives near Mendon. He has thrown his hat into the ring to run as the Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 15th Congressional District.

It was a district that wasn’t configured to be favorable for Democrats, who had to cede most of downstate Illinois during the redistricting process.

90th District state rep. reflects on nearly ten years in the Illinois House

Dixon 90th District State Representative Tom Demmer isn’t seeking reelection to his seat in the Illinois House in November. The Republican Demmer is instead running for Illinois State Treasurer. He’s been a state rep. for nearly ten years.

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Pritzker keeps pummeling GOP nominee Bailey over Holocast comments

State Sen. Darren Bailey, left; Gov. J.B. Pritzker, right.

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The ongoing uproar over Darren Bailey’s 2017 claim that the Holocaust “doesn’t even compare on a shadow” to the lives lost to abortion reminded me of a scene in an old movie called “A Bronx Tale.”

The claim Bailey made on Facebook exploded into view courtesy of a brutal TV ad by Gov.

Inflation impacting Illinois infrastructure projects with more spending announced

(The Center Square) – The next phase of Rebuild Illinois is planned, and while there may be some savings in how things are built, inflation is increasing costs.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the latest multi-year plan with all kinds of projects around the state. The next phase is part of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $34.6 billion Rebuild Illinois plan that’s paid for with tax and fee increases, including a doubling of the state’s gas tax in 2019.

New state bill calls for timely support for families of fallen first responders

A new bill filed today would make sure funding is available for the families of fallen first responders. The legislation was proposed by Comptroller Susana Mendoza and is sponsored by State Representative Dave Vella (D-Rockford).

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Bailey To Give Away Gas Cards Via State Fair Drawing

Still struggling with high gas prices? Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey is offering a chance at some relief.

 

Bailey plans to give away a $100 gas card each day of the Illinois State Fair to a name drawn from among the people who sign up for the giveaway at the GOP tent on the fairgrounds.

State Week: Online posts keep Bailey on the defensive

Another week brought more scrutiny to social media messages from Republican gubernatorial nominee Darren Bailey and his wife, Cindy. Some of what has come to light attacks Islam, LGBTQ rights and more. This follows the candidate doubling down on previous remarks that compared abortion to the Holocaust. Meanwhile, a judge issued a contempt order for another agency in the Pritzker administration.

Special session prospects still unclear as Pritzker is ‘cautiously optimistic’

(The Center Square) – After saying there would be a special session “in the coming months,” it’s unclear if legislative leaders will make that happen.

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On the Record: Comptroller Susana Mendoza running for re-election; against consolidation of Comptroller & Treasurer’s offices

ILLINOIS (WMBD) — The General Election is just under three months away.

One of the statewide races voters will see on the ballot is for the Comptroller’s office.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza joined WMBD’s Matt Sheehan for this week’s On the Record segment.

MS: Let’s talk about a few pieces of financial news in the State of Illinois.

Illinois politicians are frequent visitors to the White House – Crain’s Chicago Business

Illinois politicians are frequent visitors to the White House  Crain’s Chicago Business

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Chuy Garcia’s progressive march



Chuy Garcia’s progressive march

TGIF, Illinois. The intrigue continues in Washington, where Merrick Garland called Trump’s bluff to reveal the warrant behind the Mar-a-Lago search — and the former president agreed.

The GOP has put up its largest slate in years to run in Cook County. Some candidates, like ex-alderman Bob Fioretti, are former Democrats. – Chicago Tribune

The GOP has put up its largest slate in years to run in Cook County. Some candidates, like ex-alderman Bob Fioretti, are former Democrats.  Chicago Tribune

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Rep Wilhour and other lawmakers hold Energy Town Hall

A large crowd was on hand in Effingham on Thursday evening for the Energy Town Hall held by 5 State Representatives, including State Representative Blaine Wilhour.  The discussion centered around the increased energy costs seen in central and southern Illinois this summer and the concern of potential brownouts at peak times.  Representative Wilhour says the policies passed in the state have helped lead to this.

Both candidates for 62nd House District would bring Grayslake Village Board experience to Springfield

As recently as March, Adam Shores and Laura Faver Dias were colleagues on the Grayslake Village Board. But in November, the duo will face off as voters choose which one will represent the 62nd State House District in Springfield.

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Daily Herald opinion: Investment downstate is investment in all of us

Daily Herald opinion: The state’s investment in southern Illinois is a worthwhile endeavor to raise the fortunes of all Illinoisans.

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Illinois backs down on Vandalia prison layoffs after AFSCME turns up the heat – The Labor Tribune

Illinois backs down on Vandalia prison layoffs after AFSCME turns up the heat  The Labor Tribune

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Group of Chicagoans want Rep. Ford to run for mayor – AustinTalks

Group of Chicagoans want Rep. Ford to run for mayor  AustinTalks

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Opponents of proposed constitutional amendment warn of increased business costs

A proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution that some argue contradicts federal law governing labor relations could raise taxes on small businesses, opponents of the amendment …

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