Democrats Deliver

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel 'Chris" Welch gives the keynote address at the 6th annual Rock Island County Democrat Unity Dinner at the Stern Center in downtown Rock Island on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Illinois House speaker gives address at Rock Island County Democrats Unity Dinner

March 29, 2024

Rock Island County Democrats say they are ready to fight for democracy and win big this November. At the forefront of the Democrats argument is that numerous rights — human and civil rights — are on the line again this…

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Kifowit advances seven new bills through committee; veterans and youth will benefit

March 23, 2024

State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, successfully navigated seven critical bills through committee last week. Among the bills passed out of committee are measures aimed at improving mental health care for youth in foster care, supporting members of the National Guard…

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Democrats Win Key Victories for Reproductive Freedom in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia After Huge Turnout at the Polls

Democrats Win Key Victories for Reproductive Freedom in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia After Huge Turnout at the Polls

November 9, 2023

What we are seeing in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia isn’t a passing trend. This week, we witnessed the power of showing up to the polls and making our voices heard. Ohio passed a constitutional amendment protecting reproductive freedom. In a…

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Illinois House Democrats wait for Republicans to return from a caucus called immediately as they came back in for the last day of session on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. on May 31, 2021. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via Associated Press

The Illinois Legislature’s fall veto session starts today. Here’s what to expect.

October 25, 2023

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and statewide lawmakers are gathering in Springfield this week for the first week of the state legislature’s veto session. Happening this week and in November, it’s a time for lawmakers to consider vetoes, continue work on…

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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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aerial view of a hall with people sitting for a meeting

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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