Outgoing Democratic representative Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife $60,000 from his campaign funds so far this election cycle, Federal Election Commission filings show.
President Donald Trump’s efforts to punish so-called sanctuary cities around the country, as well as the state of California, suffered a serious legal blow Thursday when a federal appeals court in Chicago upheld a nationwide injunction against administration rules requiring localities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in order to win public safety grants.
Rapper Vic Mensa, who performed at the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday and subsequently called for an AR-15 rifle ban, pled guilty to a gun crime last year.
Marie Newman, the progressive challenger to pro-life Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.), did not initially concede Tuesday night after a narrow loss, saying she would not do so at the time because she wanted her opponent to “have a very painful evening.”
One of the only remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress survived an aggressive primary challenge from the left on Tuesday night, as Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.) edged out Marie Newman to win the Democratic nomination in Illinois’ third district.
Rep. Danny Davis (D., Ill.) released a new statement Thursday evening denouncing anti-Semitic Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan after an earlier, weaker statement led liberal Jewish group J Street to say it was reevaluating its endorsement of him.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Thursday endorsed an Illinois Democratic primary challenger attempting to unseat one of the party’s lone pro-life legislators.
The Chicago Tribune editorial board blasted Illinois Rep. Danny Davis (D.) on Wednesday for his failure to denounce radical Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, writing that it left him open to the charge of being “complicit in Farrakhan’s bigotry.”
Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday addressed feelings of “concern and trepidation” over plans to build his presidential center in the heart of Chicago’s South Side, saying he believes the complex will generate economic growth.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is entrenched in a messy primary in Illinois as it neglects to endorse an incumbent Blue Dog Democrat.