Chicago Politics from the Chicago Journal.
Garcia has for years made known his desire to lead Chicago and he ran unsuccessfully against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015 in the city's first runoff election. He will join an already crowded field of candidates hoping to unseat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as she runs for a second term.
Election Day 2022: Bailey vs. Pritzker highlights Illinois' races but others could be key bellwethers
The high-profile Illinois Gubernatorial highlights today's elections but other Illinois races could prove to be key bellwethers for how the nation feels about the direction of the country.
A former Teamsters union boss who was once one of the most powerful labor leaders in Chicago was sentenced Wednesday to 19 months in federal prison for extorting $325,000 from the head of a film studio in the city.
State Sen. Emil Jones III pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of lying to the FBI and seeking a bribe to oppose legislation that would have required a statewide evaluation of red-light camera systems.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday called up 75 members of the Illinois National Guard to help organize shelter, food and medical care for migrants arriving by bus from Texas.
On Tuesday, a U.S. District Court Judge granted former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his defense team an "up front" extension until next year so they can further review the evidence in the case turned over by prosecutors.
The Chicago City Council struck down a proposed ordinance to raise the speed-camera ticket threshold by a vote of 26-18, an issue over which Mayor Lightfoot threatened to use the office's veto power for the first time since 2006.
A Chicago police officer who had been facing possible dismissal after being accused of striking a woman and knocking out one of her teeth during a protest has resigned from the department.
A grandson and nephew of Chicago's two longest-serving mayors was sentenced to four months in prison Wednesday after being convicted of tax crimes and making false statements.
Illinois Republicans on Tuesday chose conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey to take on Gov. J.B. Pritzker in the 2022 Illinois Gubernatorial Election in November.