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State Senator Terry Link Rides Lt. Governor Endorsement Wave as AFL-CIO, Other Support Rolls In

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

State Senator and Lieutenant Governor candidate Terry Link's political wave machine is operating at full-tilt boogie. He just scored the endorsement of the 1,000,000-member Illinois AFL-CIO.

James Clayborne Eyes Governor Race

SouthtownStar | Rich Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While fellow Democrats Gov. Pat Quinn and Comptroller Dan Hynes were hurling insults at each other several days ago about the state budget, I picked u...

Lawmakers Defend Going To All-Star Game During Budget Negotiations

State Journal-Register | Bernard Schoenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So, did a trip to baseball's All-Star Game Tuesday night by a key member of the General Assembly delay the state budget deal? No way, says Senate Pre...

New Senate President Says Democrats 'Have Embarrassed Ourselves' (VIDEO)

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Incoming Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Sunday the Democrats who control state government should be embarrassed by the constant fightin...

John Cullerton Picked As Illinois Senate President

Associated Press | Christopher Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

llinois Senate Democrats picked Chicagoan John Cullerton to become the next Senate president, part of a shake-up Wednesday that could change the atmos...

Senate Democrats Consider Tax Increase | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrats who control the Illinois Senate hinted Thursday that some kind of tax increase may be on the horizon. With the state's backlog of unpaid bi...

Daley Wants New Senate President To Be From Cook County

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney and Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jockeying over the state Senate's next Democratic leader intensified Wednesday as Mayor Daley insisted he had no horse in the race but signaled behind...

Power Shakeup In Illinois Legislature

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate that Barack Obama left behind now is in a mad scramble over who will lead both the Democrats and Republicans. Following Tuesday's...

Money And Power Shifting In Springfield

State Journal-Register | Ryan Keith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Money is flowing swiftly into several key state Senate races, but it's coming from some unusual sources, thanks to an upcoming power shift. Senate Pr...

Senate President Race Heating Up

The Southern Illinoisan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Democrats have been battling behind-the-scenes to decide who will replace retiring Illinois Senate President Emil Jones. And the race "appear...