News about Democrats
Voters will have a chance to meet the Democratic candidates for the 76th House District at a DeKalb candidate forum at the DeKalb Public Library Feb. 3. Members of the public are invited to submit questions ahead of time.
Former Will County Board Member Charles "Chuck" Maher will challenge Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant for county executive post.
The list of candidates for next year’s elections began to take shape this week. On the ballot next year are countywide offices, two county-level judicial vacancies and seats on the McHenry County Board and in the Illinois House and Congress.
Longtime Lockport Township trustee and clerk George Mushro passed away at the age of 80 on Nov. 25 at his home in Fort Meyers, Florida, though his legacy in Lockport is still felt today.
The first day of candidate filing for Illinois’ March 2024 primary election revealed potential interparty contests in five suburban congressional districts.
Some bigger counties are better prepared than others for the changes required by the Pretrial Fairness Act. More than half of Illinois’ 102 counties don’t have full-time public defenders.
The Republican opponent to Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley filed his lawsuit with retaliation claims well past the two-year time limit, according to a federal judge.
The La Salle County official that oversees elections and marriage licensing prompted a bipartisan rebuke on Friday after she reposted to her social media earlier in the week a meme expressing satisfaction over the end of Pride month.
There was no formal recognition of LGBTQ Pride or Juneteenth at last week’s Will County Board meeting following controversy over a potential decision to recognize a group that has been called extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Local pols will have easy access. Travel bureau expects overflow visits from convention goers.
With an eye on tourism and boosting the economy, economic officials and political figures across the spectrum in McHenry County called the news of Chicago hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2024 a win.
McHenry County Board Chair Mike Buehler on Thursday called the indictment against former President Donald Trump “politically motivated,” while the county’s Democratic Party Chair Kristina Zahorik said it’s “justice being served.”
Former ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, along with three ComEd ex-lobbyists, stands accused of orchestrating a years-long bribery scheme to influence former House Speaker Michael Madigan with jobs and contracts for his allies in exchange for help with the utility’s legislative agenda.
Madigan confidant Mike McClain “had pretty free access” to the offices in Madigan’s suite on the third floor of the state Capitol building in Springfield, according to testimony of Commonwealth Edison's former top attorney.
Jurors in the ComEd bribery case heard 16 more recordings from Mike McClain’s wiretapped phone in 2018 and 2019, along with testimony from one of the FBI agents charged with investigating Madigan as far back as 2014.