ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- In a Tuesday press conference, departing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pressured state lawmakers to more than double the tax consumers pay at the pump, calling for "an increase in the gas tax by 20-to-30 cents" per gallon.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) - After forty years in office, Representative Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) is retiring from her post as House Majority Leader, departing at a time when women make up a majority of House Democrats.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- As the state prepares for next month's transition at the Governor's Mansion and in the executive wing of its government, many of Governor Bruce Rauner's former supporters are starting to speak more freely about why they think he lost his re-election bid by such a large margin.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Critics of Michael Madigan have come and gone throughout the years, but the longest tenured House Speaker in American history appears poised to retain his gavel with nary a challenger.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) — After a bruising first term in office that featured years of budget gridlock, incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner faces a daunting path to reelection. Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker has flooded the airwaves with ads, aided by his record $171.5 million in donations to his own campaign. The two rivals at the top of the ticket have squared off over the benefits of a flat income tax versus a progressive structure.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Republican Erika Harold, an attorney from Champaign, and Democrat Kwame Raoul, a State Senator from Chicago, are running to replace the longtime Attorney General Lisa Madigan as the state's top lawyer.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) In a wide-ranging half-hour interview at a political fundraising office in Chicago, incumbent Comptroller Susana Mendoza repeated a pledge to remain in her post and opt not to run for mayor of Chicago on one condition: if she and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner both win re-election in 11 days.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- In 2001, defense attorney Kwame Raoul challenged the 50-year prison sentence and multiple felony convictions of Erven Walls in the Illinois First District Court of Appeals, arguing unsuccessfully that the state should have continued investigating the immigration status of Walls' victim, Yinka Jinadu, an African immigrant who has since become an American citizen.