All eyes will be on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker at the start of the new session to see if the Democratic leader has any intention of making good on his pledge to bring fair electoral mapmaking to the state.
Illinois state Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago) is demanding that Democratic Party Chairman Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) take responsibility, one way or the other, for the cloud of corruption hanging over the state legislature.
Chicago Guns Matter president and co-founder Rhonda Ezell questions whether Illinois state Rep. Curtis Tarver (D-Chicago) is the right man for the job he holds, considering his recent misdemeanor charge of illegal possession of a firearm.
Paul Fitzpatrick donated $2,500 to Democrat Hopkins Brian's election campaign committee, Hopkins for Chicago, on Dec. 3, according to records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
Matthew Cairo donated $2,000 to Democrat Christopher Taliaferro's election campaign committee, Friends of Chris Taliaferro, on Dec. 3, according to records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
To provide job opportunities for the community and connect residents with employers, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently partnered with Community Assistance Programs (CAPs) to host a Career and Job Readiness Workshop.
With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, state Rep. Nicholas Smith, D-Chicago, was encouraging residents to support and celebrate small, local community businesses this Saturday in recognition of Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30.