Lightfoot & Pritzker agree on RBG

Lightfoot & Pritzker agree on RBG

The mayor and governor are saluting the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and say the president elected Nov 3rd should appoint her successor.

Another judge up for retention on the hot seat

Another judge up for retention on the hot seat

Prominent Republican Ray LaHood says central Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride should not be retained Nov 3rd because he’s done the bidding of Mike Madigan after taking millions from Madigan for his campaigns

Pritzker preparing for possible state budget cuts

Pritzker preparing for possible state budget cuts

Without more help from Washington, he’s ordered 5% budget cuts this fiscal year and 10% the next. Also resisting fall contact sports in high schools and rushing the next marijuana lottery.

Speaker Madigan inquiry begins by stopping

Speaker Madigan inquiry begins by stopping

Democratic chairman delays the proceedings into Public Official A Madigan’s conduct in the feds ComEd bribery case until he can contact the U.S. Attorney’s office to make sure the legislative inquiry does not interfere with their case.

“Just more hot air,” says Lightfoot about new Trump threat

“Just more hot air,” says Lightfoot about new Trump threat

This time it’s the president’s threat to cut off federal school aid to any district that utilizes 1619, the ongoing New York Times project that “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of [The United States’] national narrative.”

Saturday mail delivery an issue in 14th Dist race

Saturday mail delivery an issue in 14th Dist race

Republican challenger state Sen Jim Oberweis says it makes good business sense to eliminate it and perhaps on more days too, but Democratic incumbent Lauren Underwood says she’s shocked to hear it because so many veterans get their prescriptions by mail.

Lightfoot & Preckwinkle react to Kenosha rioting

The mayor “deeply disturbed” by video of part of the incidents and the county board president says we can’t resort to violence as a way of expressing our outrage.

Biden picks Kamala Harris not Duckworth for running-mate

Duckworth had recently been sounding ok with not being picked when she said, “I’m fully open to how I can best serve my country. Some girls fall for the drummer in the band. I fall for the ‘your country needs you to do this’ line, which could eventually mean VA Secretary if Biden wins.