Mike Simmons made headlines for his upset appointment over Rep. Kelly Cassidy. Lost in the scuttlebutt: Springfield’s never seen anything like him before.
George Ryan once gave up the job to become lieutenant governor, an office so worthless his predecessor had quit out of boredom. What changed?
IL-14 was designed as a Republican “vote sink” to corral as many red votes as possible into a single district. Then, a promising young Democrat won it.
The Fair Maps Amendment is issuing a challenge to the shady partisan practice. But good luck getting it past Mike Madigan.
Chicago doesn’t just reflect the identity of the Democratic Party. In many ways, it created that identity.