Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to launch a bid for the state to overtake Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential nominating status. And with the demand for diversity in the process growing stronger even before the Iowa caucus debacle, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told us it’s time for the Democratic party to “give serious consideration to starting with a state that’s diverse.” Reporters Tina Sfondeles and Lynn Sweet have the story…
Pritzker’s chief-of-staff Anne Caprara said when it comes time for the Democratic National Committee to discuss its primary voting structure, a very real push will be made to make Illinois the lead in the nation in the nominating process.
Madigan made his first public comments on the matter as the Illinois House returned to session in Springfield. Madigan said twice that he personally called the Sangamon County State’s attorney to look into what he believed was a “potential criminal event.”
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx joined former prosecutors Bill Conway and Donna More, and former 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti for an appearance before the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Tuesday.