Election 2022

Congressman Joins Statehouse GOP in Calling for Redistricting Commission

Apr 12, 2021
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Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis joined his Republican colleagues in the General Assembly Monday in calling on Gov. JB Pritzker to support legislation to form an independent commission to redraw congressional and state legislative district maps.

Businessman Gary Rabine Announces Run for Governor

Mar 31, 2021

Businessman Gary Rabine on Tuesday announced he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2022, becoming the third candidate to officially enter the field.

The suburban entrepreneur held a pair of kickoff events in Schaumburg and Woodstock on Tuesday, lobbing criticisms at incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker over the state’s property taxes and pandemic-related business closures.

Lawmakers Have Data Options for Redistricting, Experts Say

Mar 18, 2021

Two national experts on reapportionment and redistricting told an Illinois Senate panel on Wednesday that there are a variety of options at the state’s disposal besides using detailed census data to redraw the state’s congressional and legislative district maps.

Ben Williams and Wendy Underhill, both of the nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures, briefed the Senate Redistricting Committee about the basics of the redistricting process and what options states have to using census data.

Senate to Begin Redistricting Process

Mar 17, 2021
Capitol News Illinois file photo

An Illinois Senate committee will hold its first hearing Wednesday to begin the process of redrawing congressional and state legislative districts in line with the 2020 census, despite the fact that detailed census data will likely be unavailable until September.

Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, said in an interview that despite the delay by the Census Bureau, he expects the General Assembly to complete the process before the June 30 deadline set in the state constitution.

Darren Bailey Campaigns In Marion For Illinois Governor
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Republican Darren Bailey made a stop in Marion Tuesday kicking off his campaign for Governor.

After announcing his campaign for Governor Monday night Darren Bailey hit the campaign trail Tuesday stopping in Marion, Highland and Bloomington.

State Senator Darren Bailey - Facebook

After spending much of last year clashing with Gov. JB Pritzker on COVID-19 guidelines, a southern Illinois lawmaker now says he wants to run against him.

Republican Darren Bailey announced his candidacy for governor Monday night in Effingham. He says the Democratic Party has had its turn in power.

Former State Senator, Republican AG Candidate Schimpf to Run for Governor

Feb 15, 2021

Former state Sen. Paul Schimpf, who spent four years representing the 58th District and was the Republican Party’s candidate for attorney general in 2014, announced Monday he will run for governor in 2022.

Schimpf made the announcement via videoconference at 10 a.m., beginning a day of traveling the state with planned stops in Algonquin, Rock Island and Morris Monday and Decatur, Morris and his hometown of Waterloo Tuesday.