The Daily Northwestern

Democrat Michael Madigan re-elected House Speaker

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019

Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) was re-elected as the head of the house Wednesday days before Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration. After a four-year battle with outgoing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner,...

Female Illinois lawmakers take steps to address sexual harassment in workplace

Ryan Wangman, City Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under City, Politics, State

Female Illinois legislators are taking steps to address sexual harassment in the workplace by forming a panel independent of Democratic party funding and oversight, they announced in a letter on Sunday. Comptroller Susana Mendoza,...

Know your ballot: State comptroller race heats up over state budget crisis

Robin Opsahl, Managing Editor

November 3, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

The race for state comptroller in Illinois, usually a low-profile election, has had over $12 million dollars poured into the two candidates’ campaigns, as Republicans and Democrats in the state fight over the position controlling...