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Which Illinois Governor Candidate Do Voters Think Is More Trustworthy?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Rauner points to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and strongly hints in attack ads that Quinn released murderers early from prison in 2009. Quinn paints Rauner as a plutocrat who doesn't understand regular people and strongly hints in his attack ads that Rauner personally defrauded elderly people.

Democratic Incumbents Faring Well in Illinois Statewide Races

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A new Reboot Illinois/We As America poll shows that Democratic Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has a 24-point lead over her Republican challenger, Paul Schimpf. That's a significant jump from leads in two earlier polls -- 16 points in June and 17 in July.

Sponsor: Progressive Tax Push Coming in Spring

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.13.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There are a handful of bills in the General Assembly seeking to change the state constitution to allow Illinois to drop its one-rate-for-all income tax system and implement a progressive income tax. But so far there's been no legislative push to get things moving.

Tribune's Stantis Remembers 9/11

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.11.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We remember 9/11 today and so does the Chicago Tribune's Scott Stantis.

Alderman: Arrested State Rep Should 'Get Back To Work' Or Resign

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman urged indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) to either "get back to work" or to resign following a federal corruption charge...

Where In The World Is Derrick Smith?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

Derrick Smith, the Illinois state representative indicted early this month on a federal corruption charge has kept a low profile since both his arrest...

Rahm: Indicted State Rep Should Be Left Off Fall Ballot

Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday joined a growing chorus of influential Chicago Democrats speaking out against state Rep. Derrick Smith, who resoundingly ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Corruption Allegations Fly In Illinois Senate Race | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- In a district that covers much of Chicago's West Side, two Democrats are embroiled in a nasty battle for an Illinois Senate seat that has a...

Rahm, Jesse White Support Crackdown On Free Disabled Parking

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

Though they initially hesitated the measure, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White have now come around to a proposed crackdo...

Jesse White Already Has Plans For 80th Birthday In 2014

Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday at the Illinois State Fair that he is planning to run for re-election in 2014, despite pre...

Amid Pay Freezes, One Gov't Office Saw Two Raises Last Year

Posted 09.17.2011 | Chicago

In the public sector, times are tough all over -- unless you happen to be a member of the inner circle of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. ...

Former Mayoral Candidate Angling For State Rep Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the most compelling candidates for Chicago mayor -- if not one of the highest vote-getters -- could find herself with a new political career in...

THE COUNTDOWN: Chico Gets An iPhone App, del Valle Confronts Dropouts

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are only 15 days remaining until the city elections. Can you believe it? Soon, we'll have a new mayor and soon after that...springtime! Yes, we ...

Rahm Gets Another Big Endorsement, Support In Black Community Grows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel has secured another big endorsement in the Chicago mayoral race--Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. "I personally know the leading...

Jesse White Tumblers Miss First Parade In 47 Years After Drums Stolen

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was the first WOOGMS parade in 47 years the Jesse White Tumblers and Drum Corps missed. There were tumblers and musicians ready to perform. ...

Jesse White Running For Re-Election, Likely For Last Time

Chicago Public Radio | Amanda Vinicky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jesse White is making another, and possibly final, run for Illinois Secretary of State....

Texting While Driving Ban Becomes Official

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- College student Juan Ibarra hopes a new Illinois law banning text messaging while driving will help him kick the dangerous habit. "I ...

Lisa Madigan, Other State Officials Staying Mum On Tax Hike

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- As the governor and legislators struggle to balance the state budget, Illinois' other statewide elected officials are largel...

Pay To Play: New Man in Springfield

Elizabeth Brackett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elizabeth Brackett

Standing in the governor's office, toe to toe with Blagojevich, Jesse White fumed, "Governor, for whatever you think of [former governor] George Ryan... I've known him for thirty years. He never lied to me once. You've lied to me 15 times in six months."

Democratic Ticket Could Be Nearly All-White Without Burris, Stroger

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Without [Senator Roland] Burris or [Cook County President Todd] Stroger, Democrats run the risk of heading into the November 2010 election with only o...

Politics Gone Wild

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Our politicians are looking like lunatics at this hour and we, the people of Illinois, deserve better.

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Burris On Senate Signature

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday that Roland Burris should not be seated in the U.S. Senate because he has failed to get the secretar...

Burris: White Says He Should've Signed Senate Appointment (VIDEO)

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Roland Burris -- the senator-designate from Illinois -- said upon landing at Midway Airport Wednesday that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to...

Secretary Of State Jesse White: Senate Made Me 'Fall Guy' In Burris Drama

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said this morning he has been made "the fall guy" by the U.S. Senate, which he said is using him as an excuse ...

White Doesn't Have To Sign Burris Appointment: Madigan

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says it's not his fault that Roland Burris was denied a senate seat yesterday. And his attorney agrees. Attor...