This week marked the annual rite of election season in which candidates running in the March primary line up in front of the Illinois State Board of Elections to file their nominating petitions.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Political battle lines were officially drawn Monday in the race for Illinois' chief executive as Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and four Republican challengers were among nearly 400 politicians who offered nominating petitions on the first day of filing.
CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has socked away $2.9 million for his 2014 re-election campaign — more than the combined total of his four potential Republican rivals, who continue to battle for donors and the GOP nomination.
CHICAGO | Candidates for Illinois governor are filing reports showing how much money they raised in the third quarter.
CHICAGO | The slate for the 2014 Republican primary for Illinois governor came into focus Tuesday as businessman Bruce Rauner announced Wheaton City Councilwoman Evelyn Sanguinetti as his lieutenant governor pick, making him the last of the four GOP candidates to name a running mate.
CHICAGO | Even after his top 2014 Democratic challenger leveled parting stings, Gov. Pat Quinn largely ignored the criticism Wednesday, saying he's ready to keep doing his job.
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CHICAGO | The 2014 race for Illinois' governor entered a new phase Thursday as Gov. Pat Quinn took time on a work day to accept a union endorsement for his re-election bid.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman said Thursday that his frustration over the state government's financial mess has led him to look beyond Illinois' elected leadership for a solution, endorsing businessman Bruce Rauner in his bid for governor.
Gary Mayor Rudy Clay fills out a form during candidate filing at the Lake County Election Board office in Crown Point.
Portage catcher Haley Hodges awaits a throw at the plate during a game against Lake Central. Hodges has been a major power source for the Indians, who play Saturday in the Class 4A Harrison (West Lafayette) Semistate.
Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr., left, and Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid
Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago
Norm Abbott takes a call at The Lansing Country Club on election night.
Lansing Village President Norm Abbott at the Lansing Country Club waiting for election returns. Abbott won re-election.
On Tuesday, at least in Illinois, there could be new faces in many local government agencies, and definitely any referendum issues will have a conclusion.
Voters in Lansing will choose between incumbent Norm Abbott and challenger Don Sciackitano for mayor -- technically, village president -- on April 9. The voters should look closely at how the village is being run now.
When people shopping for a home look at a community, they want to know about the quality of life in a community. They look at the schools, the parks, the libraries and so forth.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Statehouse hearing on legislation that could enable Griffith to leave Calumet Township and join another township was postponed due to Tuesday's region snowstorm.
On Tuesday, officials working at a polling place at the American Legion hall, 443 E. 157th St., South Holland, had to twice remove an individual who claimed he was at the polling place as a poll watcher.
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