Champaign-Urbana Hosts Only Downstate Women’s March

CHAMPAIGN – On a day when Women’s Marches took place all across the country, hundreds of people gathered at West Side Park in Champaign on Saturday afternoon to participate in the movement. The C-U event was the only one registered in Illinois, outside of Chicago.  The rally kicked off with a series of speakers, including […]

Bribery Scheme Implicating Madigan Revives Term Limits Talk

SPRINGFIELD — A federal deal in which utility giant ComEd will pay a $200 million fine to settle an investigation into a bribery scheme at the state Capitol has implicated House Speaker Michael Madigan, but he’s not been charged with wrongdoing. Madigan’s been in control for 3 1/2 decades. So it’s natural that term limits […]

Latest From Springfield: Vote-By-Mail Expansion, Budget Proposal & More

Vote-By-Mail Expansion Approved In Senate SPRINGFIELD — A plan to expand mail-in voting because of the COVID-19 pandemic is close to approval by the governor after the Senate OK’d it Friday. The idea is to make it easier for voters to cast ballots and limit the number who have to go to physical locations and […]

Rauner (Barely) Wins Primary, Will Face Pritzker

Illinois primary voters have spoken. This year’s race for governor will be a battle between two of the wealthiest men in the state. But this outcome almost didn’t come to pass. Democrat J.B. Pritzker won easily, but incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner barely escaped a humiliating defeat.

Illinois Voices In The News 2017

As we get ready to welcome 2018, we thought we’d take a few minutes to listen back to another wild year in Illinois government and politics.