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State Representative Terri Bryant Declares Candidacy for 58th District State Senate Seat

Illinois State Rep. Terri Bryant address supporters at a U.S. Rep. Mike Bost and Illinois State Rep. Terri Bryant victory party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Elks Lodge in Murphysboro. (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

By Grace Schneider, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

State Rep. Terry Bryant (R- Murphysboro) declared at the Du Quoin State Fair on Aug. 27 that she will be pursuing the 58th district State Senate seat.

‘Bank On,’ Quarters Boyle and the transparency revolution: A Q&A with Comptroller Susana Mendoza

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza talks with the Daily Egyptian Editorial Board on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 inside the Communications building.

By Rana Schenke, Managing Editor

August 24, 2019

While in the area for the Du Quoin State Fair, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza visited the Daily Egyptian office. She took the time to sit down with the editorial staff and answer a few questions.

Pritzker raises minimum tobacco sale age to 21

Surrounded by about 100 custom flavor juices and sample tanks, Mallory Immethun, 20, vapes while awaiting customers at Stella Blues Vapors on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 in Fenton, Mo. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

By Staff Report, News Desk

April 10, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Sunday raising the minimum tobacco sale age in Illinois from 18 to 21.

Lori Lightfoot elected Chicago mayor, making her the first African American woman to lead the city

Lori Lightfoot appears at an election night party at the the Hilton Chicago hotel on Tuesday April 2, 2019, in Chicago.

By Bill Ruthhart, Chicago Tribune

April 4, 2019

Lori Lightfoot won a resounding victory Tuesday night to become both the first African American woman and openly gay person elected mayor of Chicago, dealing a stinging defeat to a political establishment that has reigned over City Hall for decades.

A historic decision: Voters will choose between Lightfoot and Preckwinkle to become Chicago’s first African-American female mayor

Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot and her daughter Vivian Lightfoot appear with supporters Tuesday night, Feb. 26, 2019 at EvolveHer in Chicago.

By Bill Ruthhart, Gregory Pratt, and Juan Perez Jr.

April 1, 2019

Chicago voters will make history Tuesday when they head to the polls and pick either former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot or Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to become the city’s 56th mayor.

Bill to reopen Tamms Correctional Facility passes Illinois House, moves to Senate

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (Chicago Tribune file photo)

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

House Bill 210, a bill to reopen and reorganize the Tamms Correctional Facility, has moved to the Illinois House floor for consideration after being amended to create a task force to study the potential effects reopening the facility would have.

Arrests ordered of 2 former Madigan operatives for failing to answer questions in lawsuit

Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton listen as Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks about making changes in the state on Monday Jan. 12, 2015 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill.

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune

March 26, 2019

A federal judge on Monday ordered the arrests of two alleged political operatives of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for failing to appear for depositions in a lawsuit filed by Madigan’s opponent in the 2016 election.

Public Policy Institute releases approval ratings for select Illinois officials, Trump

J.B. Pritzker declares victory with running mate Juliana Stratton in the Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 on election night at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago, Ill. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has released job performance reviews for a select group of elected officials based on a statewide sample of 1,000 registered voters.

Illinois House passes bill requiring schools to include LGBTQ individuals in curriculum

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (Chicago Tribune file photo)

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois House passed a bill Wednesday which would require public schools to include lessons on prominent LGBTQ+ figures in history. House Bill 246, also called the Inclusive Curriculum bill, would go into effect July 1, 2020.

Invoking the Great Depression, Pritzker delivers first budget proposal amid $3.2 billion deficit

J.B. Pritzker declares victory with running mate Juliana Stratton in the Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 on election night at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago, Ill. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Dan Petrella and Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune

February 20, 2019

Comparing Illinois' financial morass to the challenges the state faced during the Great Depression, Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his first budget address Wednesday to lay out the initial stages of a multiyear road map that is ultimately dependent upon voters approving a graduated income tax.

State Democratic leader seeks more candidates to ride ‘blue wave’

A young supporter of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton holds up a book that has a drawing of Clinton on the back on the campus of Wayne State University at a voter registration event on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Regina H. Boone/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

By Lenore Sobota, The Pantagraph

February 19, 2019

After a “blue wave” that swept many Democrats into Congress and governorships — including J.B. Pritzker in Illinois — the new leader of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association is looking for stronger county organizations and more Democratic candidates to keep the momentum going.

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