Republican Venture Capitalist To Run For Illinois Governor

CHICAGO — A San Francisco venture capitalist is the latest Republican to run for the chance to unseat Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Jesse Sullivan, an Illinois native, has nearly $11 million in donations and released a video Thursday kicking off his campaign. However, any candidate faces an uphill battle against Pritzker who is seeking re-election […]

Democrat David Palmer Seeks To Challenge Rodney Davis For Congressional Seat

CHAMPAIGN — At least one Democrat is throwing his hat in the ring to run for the congressional seat currently held by Republican Rodney Davis, even before he knows exactly what the district will look like. Illinois’ congressional districts have yet to be redrawn after the 2020 U.S. Census. Thirty-nine-year-old David Palmer of Champaign is […]

Gov. Pritzker Announces Re-Election Campaign; Faces Many GOP Opponents

URBANA – J.B. Pritzker announced Monday he will seek a second term as governor of Illinois. The politician will face a Democratic primary challenger and at least three Republican opponents who have already announced their intentions to run for his seat.  Lt. Gov. Julianna Stratton will also seek re-election. In 2018, Pritzker defeated incumbent Republican […]

UPDATED: Both Houses Pass Election Bill Postponing 2022 Primary To June

SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers passed an omnibus elections bill Monday that would push back the date of the 2022 primary elections amid other major changes to the state’s election code. The 156-page omnibus bill, an amendment to Senate Bill 825 filed by Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford, would also strengthen the state’s cybersecurity surrounding elections and make Election Day […]

Businessman Gary Rabine Announces Run For Governor

SPRINGFIELD – Businessman Gary Rabine on Tuesday announced he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2022, becoming the third candidate to officially enter the field. The suburban entrepreneur held a pair of kickoff events in Schaumburg and Woodstock on Tuesday, lobbing criticisms at incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker over the state’s property taxes and […]

US Sen. Tammy Duckworth Announces Re-Election Bid

CHICAGO  — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth took to Twitter to announce plans to run for a second term in 2022. In a brief tweet on Tuesday, Duckworth claimed her work for Illinois families and veterans isn’t finished. Duckworth, who turns 53 on Friday, is launching her re-election bid without a prominent Illinois Republican actively […]