Chief Political Reporter
Tina Sfondeles is the chief political reporter covering all levels of government and politics, with a special focus on the Illinois General Assembly, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration and statewide and federal elections in Illinois.
Quitting time? Pritzker says embattled state Sens. Emil Jones III, Michael Hastings ‘must resign from their offices’
Jones, who is facing federal bribery charges, and Hastings, accused of abuse by his estranged wife, have stepped down from Senate leadership posts, but Pritzker said that’s not enough: “Resigning only their leadership roles falls short of what the public should expect.”
The son of former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones Jr. is also charged with lying to the FBI.
Vice President Harris lauds Illinois as model for nation on protecting abortion rights: ‘This is the home of hope and change’
In her fourth trip to Illinois since taking office, the vice president warned that reproductive rights are under assault across the nation. “And so we need you to get the vote out this November because truly, truly, this election, I do believe will determine the future of not only your home state but our home country, Harris said at rally at the University of Illinois Chicago.
Bailey’s campaign released five years of tax returns — reversing an earlier decision to keep them private. A day after winning the GOP primary, the downstate farmer told the Sun-Times he would not be releasing any of his returns.
Pritzker signs disaster declaration to aid people bused from Texas, calls on Abbott to ‘stop trying to sow the seeds of chaos’
At a morning news conference, the governor also said he is calling in the Illinois National Guard to help with infrastructure and services to handle immigrants bused to the state by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
En una conferencia de prensa, Pritzker dijo que está llamando a la Guardia Nacional de Illinois para ayudar con la infraestructura y los servicios para atender a los inmigrantes que están llegando al estado.
High-rise in a ‘hellhole’? Republican Bailey living on North Michigan Avenue to ‘immerse’ himself in the city he keeps dissing
The GOP gubernatorial nominee, a downstate farmer and state senator, confirmed he’s living in Chicago while holding an impromptu news conference Tuesday. His campaign later confirmed he is renting in the building formerly known as the John Hancock Center.
At least 22 Asian American candidates are running for offices in the November election and next year’s city elections, not to mention others running in other local races across the state.
Unos 300 inmigrantes han llegado a Chicago por autobús de Texas a Illinois en la última semana, según las autoridades de Illinois. Algunos están viviendo temporalmente en un hotel suburbano.