But money — and who has enough and how important it should be — was a serious issue at the forum at Aurora University Tuesday night.
How do you look a welfare recipient in the eye and tell them a TV commercial is more important than putting food on their table?
Fourteen Illinois residents made Forbes’ list of the wealthiest Americans. J.B. Pritzker did. Gov. Bruce Rauner didn’t. But Ken Griffin really did.
Rauner’s campaign had $65,568,284.23 cash on hand on Oct. 1. That’s nearly 25 times as much as State Sen. Daniel Biss’s $2,668,521.64.
The president of the state AFL-CIO issued an apology to a Democratic political consultant who was the target of heavy, personal criticism last week.
The Illinois AFL-CIO — which is backing J.B. Pritzker for governor — criticized Jubeh’s work as chief fundraiser for Pritzker rival Chris Kennedy.
Her role as chief fundraiser for Chris Kennedy’s campaign is putting Jubeh in direct conflict with longtime colleagues in the labor movement.
Pawar said he was starting a political action committee to organize young people around progressive ideas.
Ordinary people believe the rich have some secret knowledge that makes them wiser, maybe even better, than the rest of us.
The gubernatorial hopefuls disagreed on House Speaker Mike Madigan. Some said he needs to go, others said he’s just a Republican “talking point.”
The Illinois Republican Party called the endorsement “the latest chapter in a years-long pattern” of doing Michael Madigan’s bidding.
State Sen. Daniel Biss (9th) and Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) were in lock-step with Pritzker and Kennedy in calling for a progressive income tax.
MIHALOPOULOS: J.B. Pritzker firms got $1.9 million in tax credits from the cash-strapped state government he’s vying to lead.
Anti-government cynicism is contagious. And it’s easy to overlook a candidate with government experience but lacking a personal fortune.
Doug House, also chairman of the Rock Island County Democrats, on Tuesday said the chairmen will make up their own minds of who to endorse on Oct. 7.