Republicans have been complaining for four years that an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in the waning days of the 2010 election was a thinly veiled attempt to use taxpayer dollars to generate turnout and votes in parts of Chicago and its south suburbs.
CHICAGO | Bruce Rauner roared into the Illinois governor's race last year, saturating TV airwaves with jabs at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and promises to "shake up Springfield" the way only an outsider could.
CHICAGO | In one of his toughest campaigns in more than three decades in the public eye, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn touts his long career as a "reformer" and insists he stands for clean government after taking over at a difficult time in state history.
CHICAGO | Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Friday released parts of his 2013 federal and state income tax returns, which showed that the multi-millionaire and his wife, Diana, earned nearly $61 million last year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's nearly decade-long experiment requiring voters produce photo identification to obtain a ballot likely isn't to blame for the state's lackluster voter turnout.
Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer for some, the start of college football for others and the political campaign season for all.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.
SPRINGFIELD | Showing concern for a possible Republican wave this year, top Illinois Democrats highlighted their strategy Wednesday for drawing voters to the polls in November.
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.
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