| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:38 PM
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan convincingly fended off Republicans who were struggling Tuesday to cut into his lopsided Democratic majority by even a single seat.
The effort to reduce the Democrat's 71-47 edge represented a critical test for...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Here's a prediction on which you can bet the house: Democrats will control the General Assembly after the Nov. 4 election.
It's a mathematical certainty in the Senate. Democrats hold a 40-19 majority, and only seven seats are contested. If Republicans...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:26 PM
DuPage County Republican officials appointed Chris Nybo of Elmhurst to assume Kirk Dillard's Senate seat.
Nybo, 37 and a former state representative, was named Dillard's replacement late Monday afternoon and will be sworn into office Wednesday,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:22 PM
In the days after defeating a veteran of the Illinois House to become the Republican candidate for State Senate from the 24th District, Chris Nybo has been pulling down election signs and is beginning to think about the November election.
In the March...
| Mar 3, 2014
Are you proud of the state of this state? Happy with the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation?
If the status quo meets your needs and wants — for yourself but also for the young people in your life who'll inherit the public debts and...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:29 AM
A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs.
Even before unofficial results rolled in,...
| Jan 31, 2012
Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
| Mar 20, 2012
Looks like it's going to be an early night, as I don't see a squeaker anywhere*: My predicted winners: US Congress: Jesse Jackson Jr. (2nd), Tammy Duckworth (8th) and Adam Kinziger (16th) appear to be comfortably in the lead. Ilya......