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Madigan accuses Trump of attacking sexual harassment survivors - Suburban Chicagoland

Michael J. Madigan, chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, issued the following statement regarding Friday's action by the Trump Administration's Education Department that proposed new rules governing school sexual harassment and assault ...

Chicago's race for mayor is headed for ballot bedlam. Who will survive? - Herald & Review

And secondly, the Democratic Party regularly purchases the voter registration lists from the county and state. So, those closely associated with the party, such as Preckwinkle and Mendoza, or the campaigns with the money to purchase the data will be ...

Chicago's race for mayor is headed for ballot bedlam. How many candidates will survive? - Chicago Tribune

So far, Madigan, the powerful chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party, has been mum on the mayor's race. Kasper declined to say whether he would represent a mayoral candidate. The petition signature wars starting Monday will mark the first battle ...

Incoming Democrat won't back Madigan - Illinois News Network

“Fear and intimidation are used by this machine to silence voices before they speak a word of dissent,” she wrote in the post. “I believe dissent is patriotic; we need change for IL and that change cannot be brought by Madigan as Chair of the party.” ...

With Pritzker and Madigan on board, Dems push again for pot legalization - Chicago Sun-Times

Bruce Rauner and fellow Democrats expanded the party's majorities in both houses of the General Assembly. On top of that, powerful Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan announced last week that he now supports Pritzker's proposal to legalize marijuana ...

'We're a better representation' of the country: 5 newly elected Democratic women on their agendas, diversity and ... - ABC News

On the heels of an election in which a record number of women were elected to the House of Representatives, “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz sat down with five representatives-elect who were part of the blue wave.

We knew sexism would show up, when five women are running for Chicago mayor - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, the most recent entry, previously served two terms as Chicago city clerk and six terms in the Illinois Legislature. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the first African-American and woman to chair the ...

Where Illinois Democrats stand on Nancy Pelosi for US House speaker - Herald & Review

Who steps into the role has powerful implications for the party. If Pelosi is handed the job it will be a triumphal return as the nation's first female House speaker, or the start of a political reckoning over who should lead Democrats in the Donald ...

Maybe not - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

Bernie: Zahorik seeks to continue building blue wave: The new president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association, hopes to extend her party's gains, evidenced in the Nov. 6 election, to more parts of the state. * With Senate heavyweights ...

A Chat With JB Pritzker, Illinois's Next Governor - New York Times

We caught up with the next Illinois governor at his campaign offices in downtown Chicago to chat about his record spending, lessons for the Democratic Party, and why he wanted what some have called “the worst job in American politics.” Here's a ...

Reeder: Illinois Speaker Mike Madigan is popular — in his own mind - Alton Telegraph

I've never encountered a news release quite so full of self-adulation and gloating as the one Madigan issued through the Democratic Party of Illinois, which he leads: “Last night's election results definitively proved that the [Bruce] Rauner Republican ...

The Best Campaign Money Can Buy - POLITICO Magazine

The purpose was to relaunch, build out and co-opt an unstructured Illinois Democratic Party, one long ruled by a small but powerful Chicago-based machine so outdated it only recently launched its own website. It became clear that Pritzker was also ...

Fox Lake woman who ran for Illinois Senate seat loses bout with cancer - Northwest Herald

Melissa Coyne, 36, a Fox Lake resident who once tried her hand at serving in the state Legislature, died Sunday after a bout with cancer. The Democratic Party of McHenry County posted the news on its Facebook page “with a heavy heart” and said party ...

The #FiveWhiteGuys Are Offering a Sucker's Bet to Anti-Pelosi Democrats - Esquire.com

The #FiveWhiteGuys are Moulton, Ryan, Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, and Bill Foster of Illinois. The driving forces remain Moulton and Ryan, with the latter the putative leader. After an election in which the Democratic Party ...

Veto Session Begins; Madigan on Board With Pritkzer's Plans for Pot, Taxes - Chicago Tonight | WTTW

But this year, there's no need to rush controversial measures through; come January, Democrats will control both the governor's mansion and they'll hold supermajorities in both the Illinois House and Senate – margins that, should the party stay unified ...

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois - Miami Herald

Triumphant Democrat J.B. Pritzker celebrated a smashing victory in last week's gubernatorial election with an animated speech in which he promised to "overcome our biggest challenges" with bold and dramatic policy changes. "... ladies and gentleman ...

Spin: Gov.-elect JB Pritzker says he'll live in Springfield but his children will go to school in Chicago - Chicago Tribune

What's happening: This will be the last chance for lawmakers from both parties to give Rauner a hard time by overriding his vetoes on his way out the door. But Democrats might choose to hold their fire and approve new ... The former president, who was ...

Berg: Illinois' richest governor, meet nation's most powerful state lawmaker - Alton Telegraph

The day after polls closed, Madigan released an odd personal statement under the Democratic Party of Illinois letterhead. In it, he claims Republicans lost because they tried to make the election a referendum on Madigan, but that strategy backfired ...

Black and Blue Wave in Illinois - St. Louis American

As rapper Ice Cube might say, the November 6 midterm elections turned out to be “a good day” for Democrats, nationally, and for the Illinois Democratic Party in particular, including black candidates in the Land of Lincoln. Democrats seized control of ...

Rock Island County Democratic party chairman steps down - WQAD.com

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- The chairman for the Rock Island Democratic party has decided to step down. Doug House told the 22-member committee on Sunday, November 11 that he wants to spend more time with his family. House served as the organization's ...

The Democratic Party of Illinois is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Illinois. It is the oldest extant state party in Illinois and, along with the Green and Republican Parties, one of just three recognized parties in the state.

Chairperson Michael Madigan
Senate leader John Cullerton
House leader Michael Madigan
Headquarters Springfield, Illinois
Ideology Liberalism
Progressivism
Social liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors Blue
Seats in the Upper House
39 / 59
Seats in the Lower House
71 / 118
Website
Official Website

The Democratic Party of Illinois is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Illinois. It is the oldest extant state party in Illinois and, along with the Green and Republican Parties, one of just three recognized parties in the state.