Republican Party

Governor Bruce Rauner and his fellow Republicans have spent years vilifying House Speaker Michael Madigan. Lately, the party has gone further… trying to sway House Democrats away from re-electing Madigan as their leader. 

Gage Skidmore

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Chicago today to promote Mark Kirk’s re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate.

The man who calls himself the leader of Illinois' Republican Party conti ues to refuse to weigh in on this year's election.

Hillary Clinton invoked Abraham Lincoln today during a speech at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

That’s where Lincoln gave his famous “House Divided” address back in 1858.

Clinton – Democrats’ presumptive nominee for president – called Republicans’ choice of Donald Trump alarming. She says it’s a threat to democracy that Lincoln’s former party is becoming the party of Trump.

Durkin willing to support Trump in general election

Feb 22, 2016

The top Republican in the Illinois State House of Representatives says he will support the Republican nominee for President, even if it’s Donald Trump.


Minority Leader Jim Durkin says the Republican party needs a strong leader, and expects Illinois to play a central role in the Presidential election.


The Illinois Libertarian Party has filed a criminal complaint against the state's Republican Party. The Libertarians allege the GOP hired armed private investigators to go to the homes of voters who hadsigned the petitions to put the Libertarian slate on the November election ballot.