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Illinois Lieutenant Governor

The Rodney Dangerfield of Constitutional Offices

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Office of Illinois Lieutenant Governor is the Rodney Dangerfield of constitutional offices. It's got no defined duties and the House has voted t...

WATCH: Plummer Strays From Running Mate Brady On Abortion Issue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After his painfully awkward appearance on "Chicago Tonight" in April, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Jason Plummer returned to the show ...

Still No Tax Returns, Jason?

suntimes.com | CHICAGO ARGUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jason Plummer wants to be our next lieutenant governor. But the wealthy, first-time Republican candidate from Edwardsville seemed irritated when press...

Governor, Lieutenant To Run Together In Primary, If Quinn Signs New Bill

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Hoping to avert another Scott Lee Cohen debacle, the Senate voted Tuesday to require that the governor and lieutenant governor run toge...

Bill Brady: Sheila Simon An 'Attorney-Academician,' Doesn't Understand Private Sector

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady took his first shots at the new Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Sheila Simon. The Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson reported M...

Getting To Know Sheila Simon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As you probably know, Sheila Simon won the Democratic Party's lieutenant governor sweepstakes. But did you know that she rocks out on the bassoon? Tha...

Sheila Simon's Austin Powers Essay: 'A Shagadelic Focus On Family Law, Baby'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Surely you're joking, Professor Simon! Illinois's new Lieutenant Governor candidate Sheila Simon is a long-time professor at the Southern Illinois Un...

Sheila Simon Will Be Pat Quinn's Running Mate In Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a long and dramatic few months, Illinois Democrats finally found a running mate for Governor Pat Quinn--and are hoping that Sheila Simon will he...

Pat Quinn Wants Sheila Simon For Running Mate, Art Turner Still Fighting

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn today said he wants Sheila Simon, the daughter of the late Sen. Paul Simon, to be his running mate for the November general election. ...

Report: Sheila Simon Is Pat Quinn's Choice For Running Mate

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Sheila Simon, daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, is Gov. Pat Quinn's choice for a running mate, a top source told the Sun-Times...

Democrats Pick 17 Finalists For Lt. Governor Nomination

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a statewide cattle call of more than 100 aspiring lieutenant governors, Democratic party officials picked 17 names to advance to the finals ...

Pat Quinn Considering Susan Garrett As Lieutenant Governor Nominee

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Veteran suburban lawmaker Sen. Susan Garrett has emerged as a leading choice of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to become his running mate, top party source...

Sneed: White House Pushing Forrest Claypool As Democratic Lieutenant Governor

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn is remaining hush-hush about his choice for lieutenant governor this time -- now that veterans chief/close friend Tammy Duckworth turned hi...

Quinn Budget Contains No Funding For Lieutenant Governor's Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The already bleak future of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in Illinois got a bit bleaker last week with Governor Pat Quinn's new budget announc...

12 (Or More) Things I Learned About Sheila Simon

Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ellen Gill

Last night, I attended Tenth Dems University Meet the Candidates forum featuring Lt. Governor candidate Sheila Simon.

Illinois Lieutenant Governor: Colorful Candidates Apply For Democratic Party Bid

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois' Democratic voters picked a pawnbroker as their candidate for lieutenant governor, and that didn't exactly end well. So perha...

Jason Plummer, Republican Lt. Gov. Nominee, Draws A Blank On 'Chicago Tonight' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The lieutenant governor's office in Illinois is not looking so hot. On the Democratic side, of course, there's the gaping hole on the ticket left by...

Quinn Will Post Lieutenant Governor Hopefuls Online

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn says the public will have a chance to vet his potential lieutenant governor running mates via a web site that will feature biographies ...

Madigan Lieutenant Governor Bill Moves To House, Could Eliminate Office By 2015

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan's push to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor took one step forward Wednesday, as the House Executive Comm...

Tammy Duckworth Says No To Lieutenant Governor Offer From Quinn, NBC Chicago Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to NBC Chicago sources, Tammy Duckworth has called Pat Quinn to turn down his offer that she run as his lieutenant governor. The governor h...

Other States Make A Case For Lt. Govenor's Office: Should The Position Remain In Illinois?

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago - The larger-than-life cardboard cut-out is hard to miss amid the traditional ornate trappings on the third floor of the Indiana Statehouse. I...

Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Lieutenant Governor? Pat Quinn Asks Her To Be Running Mate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn told the press on Friday that he has asked Assistant Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Tammy Duckworth to be his running mate. Duckworth, a ve...

Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Candidate Would Eliminate His Own Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been a crazy season for Lieutenant Governors. In Illinois, just days after winning the Democratic primary for the office, Scott Lee Cohen was fo...

Jason Plummer: GOP Lt. Gov Nominee's Family Cashed In With Lease To Party HQ

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The head of the Illinois Republican Party said he is standing behind the party's young lieutenant governor candidate in the wake of revelations that t...

Scott Lee Cohen's Political Future: 'Leaving All My Doors And Windows Open' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen announced Sunday that he would step down as the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, and since has been making his rounds on te...