Illinois Democrats http://peoriapublicradio.org en Details on maneuver used to block mandatory minimums bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/details-maneuver-used-block-mandatory-minimums-bill <p>The city of Chicago had a setback in Springfield Thursday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been pushing to increase prison sentences for people convicted of gun crimes. But on the last day of the Illinois legislature's fall veto session, a group of African-American legislators used a parliamentary maneuver to block him.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:54:55 +0000 Brian Mackey 14619 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Details on maneuver used to block mandatory minimums bill Il Dems to endorse candidates for primary http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-dems-endorse-candidates-primary <div>Illinois' leading Democrats will meet in Springfield on Sunday. They're supposed to endorse candidates for next year's primary election even though there are no longer any competitive races. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky wondered why?</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats have rarely slated candidates in recent years. B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut this time, with incumbent </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn facing a primary challenge from former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley, the state party was going to consider picking a favorite.</span></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:04:59 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12179 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Dems to endorse candidates for primary Illinois Democrats meet, Madigan not present http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-democrats-meet-madigan-not-present <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Democrats gathered in Springfield Wednesday to rally behind their candidates ahead of next year’s election.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But they met among a backdrop of party infighting, lawsuits - and without the presence of the state’s party chairman.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From Springfield - </span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tony Arnold reports:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:21:24 +0000 Tony Arnold 10436 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Democrats meet, Madigan not present