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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

General Assembly Works on Legislation to Remove Elected Officials Charged with Crimes Related to Official Duties

Campaigns for Judicial Office: Different by Design

National Issues Looming Large in 2022 State and Local Elections

Illinois’ secretary of state campaign is wide open for the first time in 24 years. Here’s a look at the candidates and key questions

Bill to Protect Vaccinated School Employees’ Sick Days - A Slam Dunk or Tightrope Walk?

Mayor Richard Irvin: The GOP’s Man of Mystery and Opportunity

Assessing the Illinois Governor's Race After a Week that Shook Things Up

Griffin and Uihlein: The Billionaires who Bankroll Illinois Republicans

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Abortion Restrictions: What it Could Mean for Illinois

Illinois Politics Preview: What to watch for in 2022

OMICRON VS. DELTA: THE BATTLE OF THE COVID VARIANTS AS A NEW VERSION OF THE VIRUS HITS ILLINOIS

Race, Ethnicity and Partisan Politics Dominate State and City Redistricting Battles

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Thanksgiving

What can Virginia election results tell us about next year’s Illinois races?

2021 Legislative Results: Democrats Take A Victory Lap While Republicans Attack On Crime, Pensions And Taxes

How #MeToo Redeemed the ERA in Illinois, Ushered Madigan Out and Gave Women their Voice