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Reading the Tea Leaves from Illinois’ 2022 Midterm Elections

Vote like Your Democracy Depends Upon It – Because it Does

Court Ruling Opens Crucial State Supreme Court Races to Fundraising Free-for-All

Trump Factor and Abortion Signal Higher-than-Normal Midterm Turnout

Fake News: Is it happening in Illinois?

Illinois Supreme Court Hangs in the Balance – of Power: Democrats and Republicans face off in a critical election where abortion looms large

Is Illinois Experiencing a “Teacher Shortage”? No Shortage of Ideas to Solve Teacher Vacancies this School Year

Is the Funding Gap Between Pritzker and Bailey’s Campaigns Insurmountable?

Elizabeth Hernandez’ Rise to State Democratic Chair Powered by JB’s Clout and Chuy’s Dealmaking

JB Pritzker’s Polite Power Struggle to Control Illinois’ Democratic Party

Who is GOP Nominee for Governor, DARREN BAILEY?

Illinois Primary Winners Include MAGA Candidates and Apathy

Jim Ryan and the Death of the Illinois Republican Moderate

The 2022 Race for Secretary of State is a Real SOS for the State of Illinois Politics

After Redistricting, the Balance of Power on the Illinois Supreme Court is at Stake

Illinois’ Attempt to Change School Testing is Pushed Back, for Now

The End to Roe is a Call to Arms for Both Sides in the Abortion Fight – The lines are drawn and they run deep

The abortion debate is a textbook example of American political polarization. Can we get past it?

Meet Chicago's New Inspector General

J.B. Pritzker and Ken Griffin: The Twin Titans of Illinois Campaign Finance

What you need to know about Illinois’ new state budget: the top-ten take-aways

COVID Slammed Illinois Schools; Future is Packed with Challenges, Hope

Illinois Candidates Face Spring Scramble to Stay on the Ballot Amid Paperwork Objections

Candidates in Illinois Often get Booted from the Ballot for Ticky-Tack* Reasons

Why Illinois Voter Turnout Drops So Much in Midterm Elections: What We Can Do to Narrow the Gap