Kinzinger Goes To Texas In Search Of Anti-Trump Republicans

MANSFIELD, Texas — Adam Kinzinger has come to Texas to hunt unicorns. The Illinois congressman is looking for Republicans who, like him, see former President Donald Trump as a scourge on their party and a threat to democracy. Kinzinger met with one sympathetic Republican, former President George W. Bush, on his first day in the […]

House Republicans Unveil Legislative Platform

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republicans released a new legislative agenda Wednesday in an effort to rebrand the party’s role in Illinois politics. Reimagine Illinois, unveiled by the House Republican Caucus at a Wednesday news conference, asks voters to “imagine an Illinois free of corruption and with responsible fiscal leadership.” A website outlining the initiative was […]

Illinois Republicans Choose Downstater Don Tracy As New State Chairman

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Republicans will be led by a downstate resident for the first time in more than 30 years. The party chose former Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Don Tracy of Springfield on Saturday  as its new chair.   In a news release, the Illinois GOP announced that members of the State Central Committee gave Tracy […]

WATCH LIVE: 2020 Republican National Convention Day 4

Follow live updates and analysis of Day 4 of the Republican National Convention. Coverage of the Republican speakers beginning at 8 p.m. CST. They will include President Donald Trump, businesswoman Ivanka Trump, an adviser to and daughter of the president, and Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City and one of the president’s lawyers. […]

News Around Illinois – July 22, 2020

Police: 15 People Were Injured In A Shooting Outside A South Side Funeral Fifteen people were injured, one person was being questioned and multiple suspects were being sought after gunfire erupted outside a funeral home on Chicago’s South Side where at least one squad car was present, police said. First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter said […]

News Around Illinois – June 16, 2020

GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From 10-Person Limit CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ Democratic governor was sued Monday by the state’s Republican Party, which is seeking exemption from the 10-person limit on public gatherings. The Chicago Tribune reports the GOP contends in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago that Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s limit on […]

News Around Illinois – May 7, 2020

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Latinx Population Testing Positive For COVID-19 At Highest Rate In Illinois CHICAGO – Illinois saw 2,270 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 68,232. 136 additional deaths in the last day brings the total fatalities to 2,974. The state’s Latinx population is becoming the hardest hit, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health […]

GOP Lawmakers Suggest Plan For Gradually Reopening Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois House Republicans on Tuesday suggested ways to slowly reopen businesses and relax restrictions on public interaction as the threat from COVID-19 potentially recedes. With Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order scheduled to expire April 30, GOP lawmakers are seeking relief for a devastated economy and frustrated constituents. Rep. Mark Batinick of Plainfield said he hoped […]