National politics and the recent surge of sexual harassment allegations have resulted in calls to increase the number of female candidates in the 2018 races for legislative and statewide offices. But Illinois did not necessarily follow along with these expectations.
Monday was an important date on the way to the 2018 elections. It was the beginning of the period when Illinois candidates have to file petitions with, in some cases, thousands of signatures needed to get on the ballot.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives says she’s taking on Governor Bruce Rauner in the upcoming Republican primary.
The former Wheaton city councilwoman and West Point graduate acknowledges it will be tough going up against Rauner’s vast personal wealth. But she says the governor has betrayed Republican principles, and wants to give voters a choice.
WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Political Science Department Chair Tobin Grant about the effect of money in today's political campaigns. The 2018 race for Illinois Governor is expected to be one of the most expensive in history, and Grant takes a look at what that means for candidates and for voters.
A majority of the Democratic candidates running for Illinois governor took the stage during a forum Tuesday at Northern Illinois University. The five Democrats had a common target for much of the evening: incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
With Labor Day parades across Illinois Monday, Democratic politicians are thinking about how to win back the once-solid support of union members.
Monday's Labor Day Holiday saw politicians everywhere are marching in parades, trying to win the support of union workers. Democrats still largely have a lock on the support of labor leaders. But as Brian Mackey reports, union members have been going their own way.
A website that popped up this month asks a question as its URL: arethereanywomenrunningforilgovernor.com. It then very simply answers it with a bright red "NO." A group of professional women in the state are behind the effort to draw attention to the issue.
Five Democratic candidates for governor gathered in a small conference room in downtown Chicago on Thursday to explain their strategy and seek a key endorsement.
Democrats around the country have had some setbacks in recent special elections. And in Illinois - party officials are trying to figure out how to avoid those setbacks - especially in the race for governor next year. Cook County Democrats heard from five Democratic candidates Thursday hoping to challenge Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner. Tony Arnold breaks down how those candidates are trying to break away from the pack.
JB Pritzker brought his campaign for governor to the University of Illinois campus Monday. The billionaire venture capitalist is trying to establish himself as the progressive choice for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Illinois Public Media's Jim Meadows reports.
J.B. Pritzker brought his campaign for governor to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Monday. The billionaire venture capitalist is trying to establish himself as the progressive choice for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.