Latest POLITICS News From The Illinois Newsroom Team
Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. cites “strong stewardship” as he seeks election to a second term.
Voters in Danville will decide if Rickey Williams Junior gets to serve a second full term as mayor, or if the job goes to Vermilion Housing Authority executive director Jackie Vinson. Illinois Newsroom’s Jim Meadows spoke with Mayor Williams on March 13 at Danville Area Community College, where he was about to appear with Vinson at a candidates forum.
Justices consider constitutionality of SAFE-T Act’s pretrial detention provisions
Abolition of cash bail was placed on hold in December pending appeal to Supreme Court.
Five things to know as the Safe-T Act goes to the Illinois Supreme Court
The future of cash bail in Illinois is in the hands of the state’s Supreme Court. Illinois passed a law that eliminated the use of cash
It’s not Madigan’s trial, but the feds’ big upcoming case is all about the former speaker
Michael J. Madigan will likely never step foot in the federal courtroom where four former political power players are about to face trial, accused of
Champaign’s three mayoral candidates meet in Illinois Public Media forum
Champaign voters have three candidates for mayor to choose from in the April 4th election. And all three — Azark David Cobbs, Deborah Frank Feinen and Don Gerard met in the WILL Radio studios for a one-hour forum recorded on March 4, and broadcast on WILL AM and FM on March 10.
Bill before Illinois lawmakers aims to define, protect against ‘doxing’
Would protect against intentional publishing of addresses, social security numbers, more.
Teacher, custodian unions grill candidates for Champaign Unit 4 school board on shortages, Black Lives Matter
About three-quarters of districts in Illinois are struggling to hire bus drivers, cafeteria workers and teachers’ aides. Workers in Champaign want to know how future board members will help them.
Bill seeks to enforce federal anti-discrimination standards in state law
Measure addresses U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting civil remedies.
One year after Madigan’s indictment, former speaker’s allies prepare for trial
‘ComEd Four’ set for trial this month while former chief of staff’s trial scheduled for August.
Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson head to Chicago mayoral runoff
Mayor Lori Lightfoot was handed a stunning defeat, the first time in 40 years a sitting mayor was not reelected.
Court rulings supercharge Illinois’ strongest-in-nation biometric privacy law
Law’s critics want to reopen debate, but backers say law is working as intended
Some school board candidates this year are pushing to limit lessons on Black history. Where do Champaign Unit 4 candidates stand?
Six candidates say students should learn African American history and the history of racism. The seventh, business owner Mark Holm, declined to be interviewed.
Marron seeks state funding for Savoy, Rantoul & Danville infrastructure projects
State Representative Mike Marron is one of many Republicans critical of Governor J-B Pritzker’s ambitious budget proposals to add new state spending for education, childcare,