Rick Pearson

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J.B. Pritzker on Saturday won the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the largest public employees union to issue an endorsement so far in...
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Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy said Thursday that Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios should step down, contending he is running a property assessment "racket" benefiting...
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U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Tuesday said he won't seek re-election, saying he's "writing the last chapter" of his life and wants to spend it...
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Three candidates running in the Illinois Democratic governor primary filed their election paperwork Monday, vying for the first spot on the March ballot. Billionaire...
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The State Board of Elections on Monday rejected an effort to remove Illinois from the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, leaving the state in a...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden compared President Donald Trump to a "charlatan" who preys on the fears of middle-class Americans and said the nation's leader...
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A day after formally launching his re-election bid, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner returned to a familiar theme of bashing Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan but...
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A Wheaton Republican lawmaker is actively considering a primary challenge of Gov. Bruce Rauner, saying she doesn't expect him to win a general election contest...
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Chicago Ald. Ameya Pawar announced Thursday he's abandoning his Democratic primary bid for governor, saying his campaign doesn't have the money to continue. "Without...
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Lake County Republicans are moving ahead with a fundraiser where at least a dozen firearms will be given out to donors Friday night, less than...
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A group of the state's Democratic county chairmen voted Saturday to back J.B. Pritzker for governor, adding to a list of endorsements for the billionaire...
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Divisions among Illinois Republicans over Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature on a bill to expand taxpayer-subsidized abortions reached Congress on Tuesday when GOP members of the...
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Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy declared Thursday that if elected he would "govern as a feminist."
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A Democratic state senator said he will lift his procedural hold on a bill that would expand taxpayer-subsidized abortions for women who have Medicaid or...
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Illinois Attorney Lisa Madigan announced Friday she won't run for re-election in 2018. "As I look ahead, I believe that the end of my...
During the three months since his 23-year-old son was shot and killed in Woodlawn, government reform activist Ra Joy has sought out advice on moving...
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The Illinois House on Monday voted down an education funding measure, dealing a blow toward authorizing state aid for school districts. The measure got 46...
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Turmoil in Gov. Bruce Rauner's office continues as the governor released a statement Thursday saying four members of his communications staff have resigned just more...
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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday assailed Chicago and its "political machine" before an audience of largely Downstate GOP county chairmen, vowing that party values...
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