An Illinois Policy Institute analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found that Illinois’s working-age population declined by 41,000 from July 2016 to July 2017, even though the United States’ prime working-age population grew by almost 450,000 over the same time period. The state also saw slower population growth in every working-age population category, which includes people between the ages of 25-54.
An Illinois circuit court judge granted a temporary injunction against the city of Deerfield’s new assault weapons ban on Tuesday night.
Maura Sullivan, an Illinois native turned Washington, D.C. insider who is now running for Congress in New Hampshire, is attending two fundraisers in Illinois over the next few weeks alongside former President Barack Obama’s senior strategist David Axelrod and other wealthy donors.
Illinois Democrat Brendan Kelly said last month he thought the party needed “new leadership” in the House, but he was hosted Wednesday by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team for a fundraiser in Washington, D.C.
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.”
Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler waded into the Democratic primary for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District on Friday by suggesting the incumbent, Rep. Dan Lipinski, is unwilling to “say no” to President Donald Trump and Russia.
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.) said in a recent phone interview that “it would be a disaster” if the Democratic Party tried to expel lawmakers like himself because of their pro-life stance on abortion.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reversed its previous position and is now supporting Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill) in his reelection bid.
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.