EAST CHICAGO | When Mayor Anthony Copeland took office four years ago today, the city had a $15 million deficit, workers were taking furlough days and there were credibility issues with businesses and industry.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn drew on the support of families of victims of gun violence Wednesday to push for a ban on assault weapons during his re-election bid against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
Offering perspective on today's issues
PORTAGE | The Portage Fraternal Order of Police Vernon Reibly Lodge No. 145 unanimously voted to endorse David M. Reynolds for Porter County Sheriff in the November election, according to a press release issued by Lodge President Emerito Beltran.
Offering perspective on today's issues
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state constitution during criminal trials.
Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis answers questions during an interview in September with The Associated Press in Chicago.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., answers questions during an interview in September with The Associated Press in Chicago.
The president, Congress and even state and local government has eroded the quality of life, hope for the future and even ethical beliefs and morality of our people. They've done this through stupid short-sighted legislation.
Election Day is Nov. 4. Are you planning to pull the Democrat lever as usual, or are you concerned about where we are headed and need to make a serious voting decision?
CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ruling out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.
CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich was elected Saturday as head of the Lake County Democratic Party.
CHICAGO | Illinois voters will get a chance to voice their opinion on raising the minimum wage under a ballot measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday.
SPRINGFIELD | Add registering to vote to the list of tasks Illinoisans can now do on their computers or smart phones.
In this March 18 photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale, Ill. Illinois voters could register to vote on Election Day, have more time to cast early ballots and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early under a plan state lawmakers have approved.
The May 8 edition of the Roundtable looks at the aftermath from Porter County election, Gov. Mike Pence's presidential hopes, and spending in Lake County.
The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz, Doug Ross and Crista Zivanovic discuss the results from the May 6 primaries.
CROWN POINT | David Hamm, the incumbent Lake County 1st District Councilman, easily won his party's nomination Tuesday, turning back a challenge from Antonio Dagett Sr. on the Democratic ticket.
CROWN POINT | Jamal Washington, of Merrillville, apparently will represent the Democratic Party in the general election for the 3rd District Lake County Council seat.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich celebrated with his supporters following his win in the Democrat primary race.
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