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Thousands of Illinois Democrats met Thursday in Springfield for the party’s annual state fair brunch.

Candidates repeated familiar attacks on Republicans. But some say they need to do more.

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has won another term as chair of the state Democratic Party - which works to elect Democrats to office.

Madigan says he's encouraged by the support he's getting from the party's committee members - even after one member voted against him.

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A member of the Illini Democrats opened the candidates forum Monday night, with a line sure to please the party faithful:

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.

Democratic Party Response

Feb 28, 2017

Shortly after the president concludes, Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will deliver the Democratic Response to President Trump’s address.

Illinois Democrats say their party is strong and more energized than ever, thanks to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. 

Illinois Senators are trying to trump Governor Bruce Rauner's rejection of a handful of spending bills.

Democrats Wednesday voted to override the governor's vetoes of funding for the state police, the
Departments of Children and Family Services and of Aging and the state fire marshal.

Even as states like Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin are known as political battlegrounds and bellwethers, Illinois has the reputation for being a solid "blue" state.