Illinois Elections

Biden's vaccine mandate is "wrong approach," Illinois chamber president says

Some big and small companies are receiving President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate positively — but for different reasons. Biden’s recent executive order requiring all employers of 100 or more workers to require a vaccine or make weekly COVID-19 testing available has garnered a mixed reception among employers and workers alike.
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker spends $7 million in ads in early reelection push as GOP rivals try to stockpile cash

Since announcing his reelection bid in July, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has spent nearly $7 million in advertising, a sign of what confronts the four announced prospective Republican challengers seeking to take on the billionaire incumbent in next year’s election. Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt Hotels fortune, spent more than $8.2 million from July through September, campaign finance ...
Quad-Cities Times

Who is Illinois GOP governor candidate Jesse Sullivan?

In launching his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor, 37-year-old political unknown Jesse Sullivan has touted his background as a venture capitalist as a key pillar of his campaign. But public records show the entity Sullivan has described as a “venture capital firm,” Alter Global, was created in February...

Republicans: IL Democrats’ proposed congressional maps ‘a complete joke’

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WMBD) — The current congressional representative covering where you live could change if a new legislative map released Friday is approved. Illinois will only have 17 districts beginning after next year’s election due to population loss in the 2020 census. The map proposed by Illinois Democrats showed this area would mostly be covered […]

Libertarians Choose 2022 Candidate For Illinois Governor

The Libertarian Party of Illinois has chosen its candidate to run for governor in 2022. Mechanic Scott Schluter of Marion was selected at the party’s convention earlier this year. Schluter, who is a veteran, will need to gather 25,000 petition signatures in order to appear on the 2022 ballot. The...
Lancaster News

Governor hopeful stumps in IL, Lancaster

A longtime state politician running for South Carolina governor made a couple of stops Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Lancaster County. Democrat S.C. Sen. Mia McLeod, from Bennettsville, stopped at Punky’s on Main and Sun City Carolina Lakes to campaign for the governor’s seat. McLeod will face Democratic challengers Joe Cunningham...

Logemann announces run for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Rockford’s 2nd Ward Alderperson Jonathan Logemann will be running for U.S. Congress. The Democrat made the official announcement on Twitter Wednesday morning. Logemann intends to run for Illinois’ 17th District seat, currently held by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill. In April, Bustos announced she would not...

Grammy Award Winning Artist John Legend Asks Lawmakers to Restore Voting Rights to Illinoisans in Prison

One week ahead of the Illinois legislative veto session, Grammy Award winning artist and founder of FREEAMERICA, John Legend, writes a letter to Illinois lawmakers asking for their support of Senate Bill 828 (SB828), Voting in Prison. The letter follows a series of actions the artist has taken to support voting rights restoration to incarcerated populations. He has previously recorded a video in support of the bill and tweeted out actions his followers can take to advocate for the bill’s passage.