Environmentalists take aim at Pritzker campaign ad

ROCKFORD — A recent gubernatorial ad aimed at highlighting the growth at Chicago-Rockford International Airport touched the nerve of local environmental advocates fighting to preserve an ancient prairie.   Do you know what city has the largest growing cargo airport in the world?  Listen to this story here. From the ad: “It’s right here in […]

Rodney Davis to announce sixth term for Congress, ending speculation on challenge to Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) on Tuesday will officially announce his bid for a sixth term in Congress, ending months of chatter about his possible entrance in the Republican primary to unseat Gov. JB Pritzker in 2022. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s653/audio/2021/11/2021-11-29-rodney-davis-wrap-shorter.mp3 Listen to this story here. Davis began weighing a run against the first-term Democrat earlier […]

Illinois’ new congressional maps may favor Democrats, but they carve up cities like O’Fallon

This article is a collaboration between St. Louis Public Radio and the Belleville News-Democrat. O’FALLON — When Charlie Cook looks out across South Lincoln Avenue through the front window of her downtown O’Fallon bakery, she’s looking into a different congressional district. It’s a boundary line that splits the southwestern Illinois town practically in half. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s278/audio/2021/11/1119districtweb.mp3 […]

Expansion Of Vote By Mail, Curbside Voting Will Head To Governor

SPRINGFIELD — A bill to expand the use of vote-by-mail and curbside voting in future elections passed the Illinois Senate Thursday, meaning it needs only a signature from the governor to become law. House Bill 1871, which was approved by the House last week, would revise the state election code to make permanent some of […]