A debt-transparency report also shows that in addition to the backlog, there’s roughly $2.3 billion the General Assembly never approved spending.
State Sen. Kwame Raoul picked up a key endorsement from the Chicago Teachers Union. Earlier this month, Raoul received the endorsement of the AFL-CIO.
Following a legislative hearing on legalizing marijuana, Preckwinkle found the question of whether she ever smoked pot rather humorous.
Paul Booth, an influential Illinois labor leader who helped organize the first big march against the war in Vietnam, has died at 74.
BROWN: A Pritzker spokeswoman immediately questioned whether Kennedy was endorsing Rauner.
A Cook County judge on Friday ordered the unsealing of a lawsuit filed against Gov. Bruce Rauner by a former business partner.
Bruce Rauner’s campaign released another ad featuring recorded conversations between Dem candidate J.B. Pritzker and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
BROWN: Whether or not you agree with Marshall’s assessment, and I don’t, he raised the question very much on the minds of many Democrats.
J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, state Sen. Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Robert Marshall and Tio Hardiman appeared before the Sun-Times Editorial Board.
Democratic candidates for governor were invited to meet Wednesday with the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board.
J.B. Pritzker is in for 156,355.64 a day. Gov. Bruce Rauner is in for $195,369.25 a day. That’s the average amounts the two are raising every day.
BROWN: Rent control, until now the domain of the far left, could be going mainstream with the support of two Democratic gubernatorial candidates.
“My position is our state should probably start exploring legalizing,” Harold said in a meeting with the Sun-Times Editorial Board.
Jackson also said he believes Sen. Dick Durbin’s account of Trump’s remarks at an Oval Office meeting on immigration last week.
Organizers held the meeting to address social issues like poverty and criminal justice reform in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory.