Democrats Deliver

The election day countdown starts now! This week, our members will begin collecting petitions to get on the ballot. Help us stay strong in the fight for our communities! You've got until December 4 to sign a petition for your Democratic state representative.

Politicians start collecting signatures as Illinois election season officially kicks off

September 7, 2023

Tuesday is the official kickoff to the 2024 political season. Candidates began the work of getting on the ballot for next spring’s primary election. Voters may not be thinking a lot about the 2024 election right now, since it is…

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Deputy Majority Leader Natalie Manley has been a leader for reproductive rights and fiscal responsibility. We are proud to have her leading the way to progress in the Illinois House. Learn more about this powerful advocate for the people of Illinois.

Manley Recognized As A Leader In Springfield

July 31, 2023

In recognition of her hard work and dedication in Springfield and her record of advocating on behalf of working people in her community and across Illinois, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, has been promoted to deputy majority leader, one of…

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The top 10 worst states to live and work in are all led by Republicans. CNBC said it. Rankings are based on a quality of life assessment that includes crime, health care, childcare and health care, and inclusion.

CNBC’s Top 10 States Worst States to Live and Work In Are All Republican-Led

July 19, 2023

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Lake County Dems defend democracy! ✊ Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch joined the Lake County community on Flag Day to highlight the Democratic efforts to protect our freedoms.

“Because We Do the Work!” Lake Country Democrats Defending Democracy Reception

June 27, 2023

Lake Dems rallied a large group of dedicated and determined Democrats at our 2nd annual Democrats Defending Democracy reception on Flag Day. Attendees included legislators, current, former, and future candidates, financial contributors, volunteers, and Lake County residents who share Democratic values and…

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Illinois Lawmakers Passed Bills on Book Bans, Abortion Rights and Other Issues

June 3, 2023

It took more than a week longer than expected, but Illinois lawmakers wrapped up their spring legislative session early Saturday with a budget and hundreds of measures that passed. The spending plan and bills now go to Democratic Gov. J.B.…

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Darren Bailey, a Trump-backed Republican, during his unsuccessful run for governor of Illinois last year. He was among the GOP candidates whose teams used a password-protected portal called Lumen to request coverage in a local news network. (Kate Munsch/Reuters)

Inside a Private Portal from GOP Campaigns to Local News Sites

May 1, 2023

The top Republican campaigns in Illinois used a private online portal last year to request stories and shape coverage in a network of media outlets that present themselves as local newspapers, according to documents and people familiar with the setup.…

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South Suburban News recently recognized Rep. Anthony DeLuca for his work to in the Legislature to increase government accountability and support local business development.

Rep. Anthony DeLuca Named One of South Suburban News’ Men of Excellence

April 28, 2023

State Representative Anthony DeLuca, Chairman of the House Cities & Villages Committee, is a strong voice for constituents living in the 80th District. DeLuca continues to push state government to be more transparent, while fighting for measures that will expand…

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Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson (at microphones) speaks with reporters after addressing the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield on Wednesday as Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch (forefront, second from left), state Senate President Don Harmon (behind Johnson) and other legislators applaud.Tina Sfondeles/Sun-Times

Mayor-Elect Johnson Pitches Unity to State Legislators in Springfield: ‘Our challenges are not that unique’

April 20, 2023

SPRINGFIELD — Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson on Wednesday told Illinois legislators Chicago has its needs — including funding for public schools, mental health clinics and public safety — but “there is more than enough for everybody.” Johnson’s ceremonial trip to Springfield,…

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Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Naperville, speaks on the Illinois House floor Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Springfield. Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois

March Madness in the General Assembly: Hundreds of Bills Pass House, Senate

March 25, 2023

The Illinois General Assembly, facing upcoming deadlines to advance bills to the next chamber, held several lengthy floor debates this week resulting in hundreds of bills passed in the House and Senate. As of Friday evening, 395 bills had passed…

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Illinois Lawmakers Sworn in for the 103rd General Assembly

Illinois Lawmakers Sworn in for the 103rd General Assembly

January 13, 2023

SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) – The 103rd General Assembly is officially underway as Illinois state lawmakers were sworn in Wednesday afternoon. Gov. JB Pritzker presided over the Senate inauguration and Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias led the House ceremony. The 2022 election…

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