A group of senators is pushing the incoming Biden-Harris administration to “restore” the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) — a program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by requiring oil refineries to blend in a minimum volume of biofuels. Under the Trump administration, oil refineries were granted numerous waivers for meeting that requirement. Critics argue the […]
CHAMPAIGN – Democratic leaders in Illinois praised the projected election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden defeated Republican President Donald Trump after a bitter and divisive campaign. Governor J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) tweeted several messages, praising Biden, noting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ role in history and criticizing Donald Trump.: With […]
Illinois leaders from both political parties remembered Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87. “America has lost an icon and an inspiration,” said Governor J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) in a statement issued Friday night. “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was first a trailblazer and then a bulwark for equality, whether you are a woman, […]
This interactive profiles some of the women Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s team has vetted in the candidate’s search for a running mate This interactive is current as of July 31, 2020 and will update as events warrant.
House Progressive Caucus Weighs In On Madigan, ComEd CHICAGO (AP) — Members of the Illinois House of Representatives’ progressive caucus said Monday longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan must resign if allegations of a bribery scheme involving utility ComEd are true. The 12 caucus members said the allegations disclosed Friday by federal prosecutors in Chicago are […]
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says Congress needs to do more to help state and local governments weather the economic turmoil wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth says there is a deep division in the country that does not help the political process.
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is among the Democrats pressing for witness testimony at President Trump’s impeachment trial. At a weekend news conference, Duckworth cited the time she’d been a jury foreman, and said being able to see witnesses and documents was key to the process. To underscore the point, she held up a book she […]
NPR reported on Friday that the ticket for a two-hour ride between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Ill., stations usually costs $16. Amtrak had based the higher price on adjustments to train cars.
Illinois Task Force On Property Taxes Earns Critique SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says a statewide task force designed to address local property taxes has so far failed to do so. He and other House Republicans roundly criticized the group Wednesday, which was created shortly after state lawmakers approved a ballot question […]