Illinois Politics

Illinois State Politics from the Chicago Journal.
Sep
25
States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

In a high profile example, after warnings of weak security, Kwame Raoul's Illinois Attorney General's Office was hit by a cyber attack in April of 2021 that has cost his office an estimated $2.5 million in crisis management spending.
5 min read
Sep
25
Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Illinois Democrats have not yet voted on new congressional district boundaries, but with the state losing a House seat due to population loss, they are expected to remove a GOP-held district and try to make other districts more friendly to Democrats.
3 min read
Sep
13
Nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

The Clean Energy Jobs Act provides a $700 million subsidy to Exelon with the idea of saving jobs and the large amount of carbon-free energy the plants already produce.
3 min read
Sep
09
Illinois House poised to approve compromise energy plan

Illinois House poised to approve compromise energy plan

Central and southern Illinois lawmakers are worried about the closure of the Springfield and Marissa coal plants. They worry not only about the loss of union jobs there, but also about what they say is little detail on how their generating capacity will be replaced.
3 min read
Sep
09
Venture capitalist joins list of Republican primary candidates for Illinois governor

Venture capitalist joins list of Republican primary candidates for Illinois governor

Jesse Sullivan, an Illinois native who founded Alter Global in San Francisco, released a campaign video portraying himself as an outsider who'll fight to solve the state's problems
3 min read
Sep
09
Guilty plea likely from Crestwood mayor in red-light camera corruption probe

Guilty plea likely from Crestwood mayor in red-light camera corruption probe

Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta was charged with bribery, tax crimes, and lying to agents.
3 min read
Sep
08
Illinois AG probes Joliet police force after 2020 death

Illinois AG probes Joliet police force after 2020 death

Illinois Attorney General, Kwame Raoul, cautioned it isn't a criminal investigation. The civil investigation was requested in June 2020 by Joliet's mayor and council members about five months after the death of 37-year-old Eric Lurry.
2 min read
Sep
07
Former US Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, 90, dead from dementia

Former US Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, 90, dead from dementia

Stevenson is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Adlai IV and Warwick; two brothers, John and Borden; and nine grandchildren.
1 min read
Sep
01
Illinois Senate passes energy deal governor says falls short

Illinois Senate passes energy deal governor says falls short

Union and business groups have expressed concerns about the loss of jobs and the reliability of the electric grid while some consumers groups worry about rate hikes.
2 min read
Aug
31
Illinois Dems set to OK new legislative maps over criticism

Illinois Dems set to OK new legislative maps over criticism

"At each opportunity in this redistricting process, it's as if lawmakers went out of their way to ensure the creation of these maps had as little public input as possible," said Jay Young, executive director of Common Cause Illinois.
3 min read