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House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, responds to criticism from House Minority Leader Tom Cross on the House Floor during budget debate Wednesday. (Michael Tercha / May 30, 2012)

Pension overhaul on track in Springfield

House lawmakers approved the latest version of a pension overhaul today as the clock ticks down toward a midnight adjournment deadline. The plan to fix … Read more ›

Senate confirms Oak Park lawyer as new Chicago-based federal judge

The U.S. Senate today voted 86-1 to confirm Chicago lawyer and former federal prosecutor John J. “Jay” Tharp Jr. to a vacant judgeship on the … Read more ›

As the Democratic Nominee in the fall, Welch will be heavily favored to fill the Illinois House seat being vacated by current State Representative Karen Yarbrough.
From the community

Emanuel “Chris” Welch Declares Victory in 7th District State Rep. Race

Emanuel “Chris” Welch is the winner in the Democratic Primary for 7th District State Representative and will now be on the ballot as the Democratic … Read more ›

Welch was notified by election attorneys while in the labor room that after absentee and provisional ballots had been counted, his campaign reached an an "insurmountable lead."
From the community

Good Week for 7th District Candidate: First Son Born & Election Attorneys Say ‘Lead Insurmountable’

As vote counters toiled over ballots at the Cook County Clerk’s Office to see who would become the 7th District’s next State Representative, the lead … Read more ›

The Women for Welch Committee includes: 7th District Mothers, Grandmothers, Wives, Daughters, Friends, Civic Leaders, Community Advocates, Educators, Pioneers, Entrepreneurs, and Civil Servants. All are women who want to work for the betterment of their community and the future of the next generation.
From the community

7th District Women Stand Up for Welch: Women’s Committee Pledges Support

Illinois’ 7th District is filled with women who stand up as community leaders and strong community advocates. A group of those women have come together … Read more ›

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From the community

Down to the Wire: Welch Earns More Strong Union Endorsements in 7th District Race

With elections only a day away, Emanuel "Chris" Welch has accepted his 25th endorsement. This one comes from yet another one of Illinois' strongest union … Read more ›

A strong group of religious leaders in Illinois' 7th District have announced their support for 7th District State Rep. candidate, Emanuel
From the community

7th District Religious Leaders Rally Around Emanuel "Chris" Welch in 7th District State Rep. Race

A strong group of religious leaders in Illinois' 7th District have announced their support for 7th District State Rep. candidate, Emanuel "Chris" Welch (D). The … Read more ›

Teamsters Local 700 supports Emanuel "Chris" Welch because of his upport of workers’ rights,  strong record of public service, and his commitment to the community and other issues affecting working families
From the community

More Strong Union Endorsements in 7th District State Rep. Race: Welch Wins Illinois’ Teamsters

As Election Day moves closer, some of Illinois largest and most respected organizations are choosing sides. Teamsters Local 700, one of the largest and most … Read more ›

Number of Illinois registered voters down for primary

The number of registered Illinois voters ahead of the March 20 primary is down from both two years ago and the last as well as … Read more ›