CHICAGO | The Cook County Board approved a pair of referendum questions asking voters in the Nov. 4 general elections if the state should require tougher background checks in firearms transfers and if more money should be provided for mental health treatment.
CHICAGO | The latest campaign tactic in an already heated race for Illinois governor — fake news releases — drew a scolding Friday from the state's highest-ranking Democrat.
CHICAGO | A Chicago hedge fund CEO has made a $2.5 million donation to the campaign of Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner.
There are three weeks left in the spring legislative session and, as usual, the denizens of the Capitol are beginning to speculate on the end game.
First the bad news: Lake County estimates show less than 13 percent of registered voters bothered to visit the Tuesday primary polls.
As election results showed Michael Jessen mounting a bit of a lead for the District 4 Porter County Council race, County Council President Dan Whitten teased that he could start picking out furniture.
CHICAGO | Attorneys involved in a lawsuit aiming to block term limit and political redistricting initiatives from the ballot made an initial court appearance Monday, the first step in a case that could affect voter turnout in November.
SPRINGFIELD | In an aging strip mall a few doors down from a dollar store and a Chuck E. Cheese pizza restaurant, Illinois' political future is being decided.
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Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, talks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the newly renovated International Terminal 5 is unveiled at O'Hare International Airport on April 4 in Chicago. Durbin faces state Sen. Jim Oberweis in the November general election.
Jim Oberweis speaks to supporters on March 18 in Glen Ellyn, Ill., after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. Oberweis will face Sen. Dick Durbin in the November general election.
CHICAGO | Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.
CHICAGO | Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner telling an influential teachers union that Quinn has broken his promises on issues from school funding to taxes, and the governor calling his …
It's clear the Lake County GOP needs some serious counseling for an acute case of split personality disorder.
Desperate times indeed call for desperate measures in some cases. But a sign of good leadership in politics is tackling a desperate measure with thoughtfulness -- acting in the best possible interest of taxpayers.
Lake County Republican Chairman Dan Dernulc is in a precarious position.
Republicans are conservative, right? So why are they taking such big political risks in Congress and the Indiana Statehouse?
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly
CHICAGO | Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, whose campaign received a $2 million boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, easily captured Tuesday's special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
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