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.
CHICAGO | While Democrat Robin Kelly is widely expected to capture Tuesday's special election for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat over Republican Paul McKinley, any winner will face big challenges.
CHICAGO | Clerk David Orr is reminding suburban Cook County voters to participate in Tuesday's consolidated election, when 993 contests and 2,688 candidates will be on the ballot.
LANSING | Village officials who want local residents to give them permission in Tuesday’s municipal elections to negotiate a group rate for utility bills brought in a consultant to address the concerns of residents who had questions about electricity aggregation.
Democratic Congressional nominee Robin Kelly on Tuesday claimed the endorsement of President Barack Obama in her bid to replace Jesse Jackson Jr., in the special congressional election to be held next week.
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CHICAGO | A postal worker who had run a long shot campaign to unseat Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has finally conceded.
CHICAGO | A proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution that would have made it more difficult to expand public employee retirement benefits has failed.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Chicago.
CHICAGO | Democrats landed most of the big prizes on the Illinois ballot Tuesday, picking up at least three congressional seats, including two held by GOP freshmen, on a night President Barack Obama scored an easy home-state victory.
Electricity aggregation, a process by which municipal governments negotiate bulk rates for electricity for all of their residents to try to achieve lower bills, was a popular concept at the polls Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Chicago.
CHICAGO | Democrats have retained control of both houses of the Illinois General Assembly.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | State Sen. Toi Hutchson, D-Olympia Fields, was re-elected to a four-year term in the General Assembly, despite her Republican opponent’s appeal to rural voters to cast ballots against the south suburban native.
GLENWOOD | Voters in a south suburban school district approved a referendum Tuesday for a bond sale to raise $15.8 million for the construction of a new school to replace the Brookwood Middle School building.
CHICAGO | Jesse Jackson Jr. has won re-election to his Chicago-area congressional seat while on a months-long medical leave.
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CHICAGO | Chicago-area election officials say they expect voter turnout for Tuesday's election to be heavy — if not as heavy as four years ago.
CHICAGO | Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. remains hospitalized, but his little-known opponents are bringing up his name often on the day before the election.
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