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Former State Rep. Denyse Stoneback Leads Charge to Inject Truth into Political Campaigns

Illinois Politics: Always interesting, sometimes stranger than fiction

Has Illinois gotten bluer? Really, not so much – A look back at what Primary Election data shows

Should We Change the Primary Process in Illinois?

The Real Implications of Failed Immigration Policy Affecting Chicago Neighborhoods

Trump lost voters in independent-voting suburbs, could that translate into a boon for Haley?


New Year’s pardons: A bipartisan and somewhat surprising record by governors in Illinois

Right Wing Fake Newspapers Push Propaganda, Disregard Truth

Pritzker & Whitmer: Two Midwestern Governors Removing Barriers to Women’s Reproductive Rights at State and National Levels

Leadership, leverage and laughter: A look at the history and legacy of COWL

Illinois Schools: Trying to Maximize on AI Promise Without Falling Prey to its Pitfalls

From the White House to the Jail House: How Likely Is It That Trump Will Go to Prison? Illinois legal experts weigh in.

Elizabeth Rochford Brings Fresh Trial Experience to Supreme Court and Strengthens Democrats’ Majority

Eliminating Cash Bail & the SAFE-T Act: Encore Presentation

The confusing saga and upcoming next steps for an elected Chicago School Board

Kwame Raoul’s Clash with the Cardinal Shines a Spotlight on a Low-Key State Official

What is the status of the ever-complicated Illinois Assault Weapons Ban?

Book bans thwarted in Illinois libraries, but battle continues in schools

Chicago Wins the 2024 Democratic Convention: From “The Daley Show” to “The Pritzker Program” 

Was the Chicago Mayoral Race a Referendum on Race, Crime, or Policy? Voting trends in contested wards hint at how Johnson secured victory

How Brandon Johnson Won the Chicago Mayor’s Race on a Progressive Platform

April 4th School Board Races Rife with Contention

Illinois’ Assault Weapons ban: From temporary restraining orders to multiple cases – we break it down