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Cook County voters to be asked about firearms 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.

July 23, 2014 3:22 pm

Fake news releases latest twist in governor's race

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.

June 27, 2014 3:55 pm

Hedge fund CEO gives $2.5M to Rauner campaign

CHICAGO | A Chicago hedge fund CEO has made a $2.5 million donation to the campaign of Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner.

June 14, 2014 10:01 am

Income tax hike key to election

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.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Wary voters snuff out possible corruption smoke

MARC CHASE: Wary voters snuff out possible corruption smoke

First the bad news: Lake County estimates show less than 13 percent of registered voters bothered to visit the Tuesday primary polls.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

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.

May 06, 2014 9:59 pm Photos

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First court hearing on ballot initiatives lawsuit

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.

May 05, 2014 3:28 pm

Election officials begin review of constitutional amendments

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.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

Are you a "little guy" feeling stomped upon by bigger local government?

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

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.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

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. 

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

CHICAGO | Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Quinn, Rauner spar on education in 1st 2014 event

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 …

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Leadership is antidote for local GOP disorder

MARC CHASE: Leadership is antidote for local GOP disorder

It's clear the Lake County GOP needs some serious counseling for an acute case of split personality disorder.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

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.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Only 20 qualify for Lake assessor job

RICH JAMES: Only 20 qualify for Lake assessor job

Lake County Republican Chairman Dan Dernulc is in a precarious position.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Republicans taking big gambles in Indiana, D.C.

DOUG ROSS: Republicans taking big gambles in Indiana, D.C.

Republicans are conservative, right? So why are they taking such big political risks in Congress and the Indiana Statehouse?

October 04, 2013 12:00 am Video
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly

June 10, 2013 6:00 pm
Ex-Ill. lawmaker elected to succeed Jackson Jr.

Ex-Ill. lawmaker elected to succeed Jackson Jr.

Robin Kelly

April 09, 2013 8:03 pm
Robin Kelly elected to succeed Jackson Jr.

Robin Kelly elected to succeed Jackson Jr.

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.

April 09, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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