Illinois Democrats http://tspr.org en Former Democratic Senator Alan Dixon Dies At 86 http://tspr.org/post/former-democratic-senator-alan-dixon-dies-86 Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon died Sunday, just shy of his 87th birthday. &#160;His political career ended in 1992 when he lost a Democratic primary to Carol Moseley Braun.<p>In an interview recorded a couple of years ago, Dixon says a neighbor, who was the Democratic Party Chairman of Belleville, took him under his wing. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:17:13 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56116 at http://tspr.org Former Democratic Senator Alan Dixon Dies At 86 House Democrats Reject Gov's Budget Ultimatum http://tspr.org/post/house-democrats-reject-govs-budget-ultimatum <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="The floor of the Illinois House during Tuesday&#039;s debate over the FY15 budget." data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/2014-05-27-budget-House-floor.jpg" alt="" /><p>Two months after Governor Pat Quinn laid out his vision for Illinois' budget, the House of Representatives has approved a state spending plan. Quinn presented two options: make 2011's temporary tax hike permanent, or make steep cuts across government. Wed, 28 May 2014 11:41:39 +0000 Brian Mackey 53931 at http://tspr.org House Democrats Reject Gov's Budget Ultimatum Quinn Pitches Tax Plan To House Democrats http://tspr.org/post/quinn-pitches-tax-plan-house-democrats <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters Monday in the Capitol after meeting with House Democrats for more than two-and-a-half hours." data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/2014-05-20-Quinn-Dems_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>Gov. Pat Quinn appealed directly to Democrats in the Illinois House Monday evening. Tue, 20 May 2014 10:33:29 +0000 Brian Mackey 53478 at http://tspr.org Quinn Pitches Tax Plan To House Democrats House Holdup On Tax Hike, Minimum Wage http://tspr.org/post/house-holdup-tax-hike-minimum-wage <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201311/Madigan.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span>Two major Democratic initiatives are still short the votes needed to pass, at least in the House, as the General Assembly heads into the final stretch of its spring session.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/04/2014-04-23-MadiganSession_USE.mp3" class="asset-audio">The House isn&#039;t r Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:22:25 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 52072 at http://tspr.org House Holdup On Tax Hike, Minimum Wage Simon Keynotes Democratic Women's dinner http://tspr.org/post/simon-keynotes-democratic-womens-dinner <p>With her banjo in hand, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon arrived at the Kensington Ballroom in Galesburg to keynote the 17<sup>th</sup> annual Knox County Democratic Women’s Camelot Dinner April 12. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:17 +0000 Carla Sanders 51570 at http://tspr.org Simon Keynotes Democratic Women's dinner