State Sen. Sam McCann has left the Republican Party, and will be trying to run for governor on the Conservative Party ticket. Does that complicate the chances for Gov. Bruce Rauner, who narrowly won renomination against a more conservative Republican primary challenger?
Meanwhile, former governor Rod Blagojevich loses another appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court, prompting his wife Patti to appeal to President Trump via Fox News. Back in Illinois, Aaron Schock is trying to keep from going on trial for what prosecutors allege are fraudulent mileage reimbursements.
Finally, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made history as the first woman and first African American elected as head of the Cook County Democratic Party. Mayor Richard J. Daley once ruled a city and helped elect presidents from the position — what can it do today?