Illinois Democrats http://tristatesradio.com en House Holdup On Tax Hike, Minimum Wage http://tristatesradio.com/post/house-holdup-tax-hike-minimum-wage <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201311/Madigan.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span>Two major Democratic initiatives are still short the votes needed to pass, at least in the House, as the General Assembly heads into the final stretch of its spring session.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/04/2014-04-23-MadiganSession_USE.mp3" class="asset-audio">The House isn&#039;t r Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:22:25 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 52072 at http://tristatesradio.com House Holdup On Tax Hike, Minimum Wage Simon Keynotes Democratic Women's dinner http://tristatesradio.com/post/simon-keynotes-democratic-womens-dinner <p>With her banjo in hand, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon arrived at the Kensington Ballroom in Galesburg to keynote the 17<sup>th</sup> annual Knox County Democratic Women’s Camelot Dinner April 12. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:17 +0000 Carla Sanders 51570 at http://tristatesradio.com Simon Keynotes Democratic Women's dinner Who Will Run for Illinois Governor? http://tristatesradio.com/post/who-will-run-illinois-governor <p>The bidding is starting early for Illinois Republicans interested in campaigning for Governor. The issue of who will run was a main topic of conversation during the GOP’s national convention in Tampa.&nbsp;<br><br>So many Republicans are considering it that at one point during the convention, Pat Brady, Chair of the Illinois GOP, joked about it.</p><p>“I do want to thank those of you in the room that aren't running for governor,” Brady cracked.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:03:10 +0000 Rich Egger 21120 at http://tristatesradio.com Who Will Run for Illinois Governor? High Court Upholds Illinois Legislative Map http://tristatesradio.com/post/high-court-upholds-illinois-legislative-map <p>The state Supreme Court tossed out the lawsuit filed by Illinois Republicans, who challenged the new map of legislative districts.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/SpecialMatters/2012/113840/060712_113840.PDF" target="_blank">The decision</a> was issued Thursday, June 7.<br /><br />The GOP&nbsp; said Democrats drew the borders so the district territories would benefit Democratic candidates -- in effect, diluting the Republican vote.<br /> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:58:27 +0000 Rich Egger 16379 at http://tristatesradio.com High Court Upholds Illinois Legislative Map