tariffs State Week: Trump Visits Illinois, Rauner At Wilson's Cash Handout, Pritzker's Rose Garden Campaign By Sean Crawford, Brian Mackey & Kent Redfield • Jul 27, 2018 Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois President Trump makes his first presidential visit to Illinois, delivering a speech at U.S. Steel's Granite City Works, near St. Louis. Targeted Republicans In Tricky Spot On Questions About Trump By Brian Mackey • Jul 11, 2018 Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois Democrats are trying to flip several Congressional seats in Illinois this fall. That’s put some Republicans in a tricky spot when it comes to questions about President Donald Trump. Illinois Firms Already Feeling Trade War Sting By Brian Mackey • Jul 6, 2018 Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois With America and China officially in a trade war, Illinois companies say they’re already seeing consequences. State Week: Pritzker's Tax Rates, Madigan's Party Power, Trump's Trade War By Brian Mackey, Daisy Contreras & Charles N. Wheeler III • Apr 6, 2018 Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois J.B. Pritzker is reiterating his call for a graduated income tax — and says before that, Illinois might need to raise its existing flat tax rate.