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Judge nixes Ill. term limits, remap initiatives

CHICAGO | Measures that would allow Illinois voters to decide on lawmaker term limits and a new political redistricting process can't appear on November's ballot, a judge ruled Friday, in a decision that could be a setback for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.

June 27, 2014 12:35 pm

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs open primary elections

Indiana's primary election system is dysfunctional. What the state really needs is an open primary system.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Wilson attorneys file ballot appeal with Supreme Court

CALUMET CITY | Attorneys for mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson filed an appeal Friday with the Illinois Supreme Court in hopes of getting the candidate back on the ballot for Tuesday’s mayoral election.

April 05, 2013 8:30 pm
Voter turnout in Porter County rivals that of four years ago

Voter turnout in Porter County rivals that of four years ago

Voting was brisk throughout Porter County on Tuesday, with many reporting lines at polling places before they opened at 6 a.m.

November 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't think your vote counts? Think again!

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't think your vote counts? Think again!

A successful American government flows from an informed electorate. We are nearing the end of another historic campaign season. Historic not for any one single event, but historic because every vote we cast connects us to our past.

November 04, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss your opportunity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss your opportunity

At 101 years old, the woman on the other end of the phone probably could have given me some good reasons for not voting. She could have said she has a hard time getting to the polls, or that she doesn't like the hassle of getting an absentee ballot. I certainly wouldn't have thought any less…

November 02, 2012 4:36 pm

Ind. Senate votes to put all candidates on ballot

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 31-19 Thursday to require unopposed candidates for local offices to appear on the ballot unless the county election board unanimously agrees to keep them off.

February 23, 2012 5:45 pm

Senate OKs plan to require referendums placed at top of ballot

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 49-0 Thursday to make ballot referendum questions more visible to voters.

February 10, 2011 1:53 pm

Referendum questions may get top ballot billing

INDIANAPOLIS | As referendum questions will be used more often to raise tax revenue now that property tax caps are firmly in place, state Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, wants to make sure voters don't miss them.

January 31, 2011 6:15 pm
Lawyer: Court takes Rahm Emanuel's name off ballot

Lawyer: Court takes Rahm Emanuel's name off ballot

CHICAGO | Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says there is "no doubt" that he will prevail in his fight to run for Chicago mayor.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am Related
Supreme Court to hear Emanuel's appeal

Supreme Court to hear Emanuel's appeal

CHICAGO | The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear Rahm Emanuel's appeal of a decision that threw him off the ballot for Chicago mayor.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am

Lottery determines ballot order of Lansing Village Board candidates

LANSING | Anthony DeLaurentis, a former village trustee and current head of the Lansing Historical Society, won the lottery Monday at Village Hall to determine the ballot order of candidates running for village trustee in the April 5 elections.

December 28, 2010 12:00 am

Cal City-based Early Voting Center sees significant increase in final week

CALUMET CITY | The final week of operations of the Early Voting Center in Calumet City saw the total number of ballots cast there nearly double.

October 30, 2010 12:00 am

2010 Porter County Ballot

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October 29, 2010 12:00 am

2010 Lake County Ballot

View the list of candidates running for office in Lake County.

October 29, 2010 12:00 am
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