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Illinois measure would give victims more rights

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.

13 hours ago
Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis answers questions during an interview in September with The Associated Press in Chicago.

September 29, 2014 4:08 pm
Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., answers questions during an interview in September with The Associated Press in Chicago.

September 29, 2014 4:06 pm

Government has eroded our quality of life

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.

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Elect someone who understands our needs

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?

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Preckwinkle rules out bid for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ruling out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.

July 15, 2014 3:24 pm

Lake sheriff elected chairman of county Democratic Party

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich was elected Saturday as head of the Lake County Democratic Party.

June 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Quinn approves minimum wage ballot question

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.

June 22, 2014 9:15 pm

Voters can now register online

SPRINGFIELD | Add registering to vote to the list of tasks Illinoisans can now do on their computers or smart phones.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Illinois voters could register on Election Day

Illinois voters could register on Election Day

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.

June 11, 2014 3:52 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

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.

May 08, 2014 5:15 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable, Election Night Special

nwi.com Political Roundtable, Election Night Special

The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz, Doug Ross and Crista Zivanovic discuss the results from the May 6 primaries.

May 07, 2014 12:11 am

Hamm easily wins Democratic nomination in 1st Council District

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.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Washington edges out Matlock for 3rd District County Council seat

CROWN POINT | Jamal Washington, of Merrillville, apparently will represent the Democratic Party in the general election for the 3rd District Lake County Council seat.

May 06, 2014 10:41 pm
Buncich celebrates in Lake County Sheriff primary

Buncich celebrates in Lake County Sheriff primary

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich celebrated with his supporters following his win in the Democrat primary race.

May 06, 2014 10:37 pm
Indiana Senate -- District 6 Candidates (D)

Indiana Senate -- District 6 Candidates (D)

Roxanna Hanford and Lon Childress are the candidates (D) for the Indiana Senate -- District 6 seat.

April 25, 2014 1:04 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Doug Ross discuss the possibility of an immigration detention center in Hobart, the crisis in Ukraine, and The Times' election coverage.

April 24, 2014 5:31 pm

Lake County Council – District 5 Candidates (D)

Incumbent Christine Cid and Alberto Ochoa are the candidates (D) for the Lake County Council – District 5.

April 22, 2014 4:08 pm
Lake County Council -- District 3 Candidates (D)

Lake County Council -- District 3 Candidates (D)

Ron Matlock and Jamal Washington are the candidates (D) for the Lake County Council -- District 3.

April 22, 2014 3:30 pm
Porter County Council -- District 1 Candidates (R)

Porter County Council -- District 1 Candidates (R)

Incumbent Jim Biggs and Kyle Yelton are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council -- District 1.

April 22, 2014 3:18 pm
Lake County Assessor Candidates (D)

Lake County Assessor Candidates (D)

Jerome Prince and Michael Troxell are the candidates (D) for Lake County Assessor.

April 22, 2014 12:43 pm
Porter County Council -- District 4 Candidates (R)

Porter County Council -- District 4 Candidates (R)

Incumbent Jim Polarek, Mike Jessen and Anthony Pampalone are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council -- District 4.

April 22, 2014 12:41 pm
Indiana House -- District 11 Candidate (R)

Indiana House -- District 11 Candidate (R)

Mike Aylesworth is one of the candidates for the Indiana House -- District 11 seat.

April 21, 2014 2:00 pm
Lake County Council -- District 2 Candidate (R)

Lake County Council -- District 2 Candidate (R)

Catherine Campbell is one of the candidates (R) for Lake County Council -- District 2.

April 21, 2014 1:58 pm
Porter County Commissioner Candidates (R)

Porter County Commissioner Candidates (R)

Incumbent Nancy Adams and Jeff Good are the candidates (R) for Porter County Commissioner.

April 21, 2014 1:56 pm
Lake County Council -- District 2 Candidates (D)

Lake County Council -- District 2 Candidates (D)

Carol-Ann Seaton and Andrew Ledbetter are the candidates (D) for Lake County Council -- District 2.

April 21, 2014 1:57 pm
Joyce Webster

Joyce Webster

Joyce Webster

April 17, 2014 4:19 pm
Jean Martin

Jean Martin

Jean Martin

April 17, 2014 3:21 pm
Porter County Council - District 3 Candidates (R)

Porter County Council - District 3 Candidates (R)

Incumbent Karen Conover and Russell Barone are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council.

April 16, 2014 5:17 pm
Porter County Sheriff Candidates (D)

Porter County Sheriff Candidates (D)

Dave Reynolds and Harold Lush are the candidates (D) for Porter County Sheriff.

April 16, 2014 5:09 pm
Indiana House - District 19 Candidates (R)

Indiana House - District 19 Candidates (R)

Julie Olthoff and Chris Retson are the candidates (R) for the Indiana House of Representatives - District 19.

April 16, 2014 4:22 pm
Lake County Commissioner - District 1 Candidates (D)

Lake County Commissioner - District 1 Candidates (D)

Incumbent Roosevelt Allen Jr. and Lita Filippo are the candidates (D) for Lake County Commissioner - District 1.

April 16, 2014 4:13 pm
Doug Miller

Doug Miller

Doug Miller

April 16, 2014 3:32 pm
Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd

April 16, 2014 3:21 pm
Mark Leyva

Mark Leyva

Mark Leyva

April 15, 2014 6:12 pm
Lake County Council-District 1 Candidates (D)

Lake County Council-District 1 Candidates (D)

Incumbent David Hamm and Antonio Daggett Sr. are the candidates (D) for Lake County Council - District 1.

April 14, 2014 6:30 pm
Indiana State Rep.--District 11 Candidate (D)

Indiana State Rep.--District 11 Candidate (D)

Phillip Kuiper is one of the candidates (D) for the Indiana State House -- District 11.

April 14, 2014 6:15 pm
Calumet Township Trustee Candidates (D)

Calumet Township Trustee Candidates (D)

Incumbent Mary Elgin and Kim Robinson are the candidates (D) for Calumet Township Trustee.

April 11, 2014 12:26 pm
Indiana Senate District 6 Candidates (R)

Indiana Senate District 6 Candidates (R)

Rick Niemeyer and Chris Shepherd are the candidates (R) for the Indiana Senate District 6.

April 11, 2014 12:27 pm
Lake County Sheriff Candidates (D)

Lake County Sheriff Candidates (D)

Incumbent John Buncich, Richard Ligon and Oscar Martinez Jr. are the candidates (D) for Lake County Sheriff.

April 11, 2014 12:17 pm
Christine Cid

Christine Cid

Christine Cid

April 10, 2014 12:26 pm

With only days left before primary, can challengers beat Rauner?

Hours after a poll last week showed super-rich, Carhartt-wearing political newcomer Bruce Rauner with support from 40 percent of the respondents, the state's largest employee union announced it was getting behind one of his opponents, state Sen. Kirk Dillard.

March 10, 2014 12:00 am

Campaign finance case won't be resolved this election cycle

SPRINGFIELD | A federal lawsuit challenging Illinois' 2009 campaign finance law is unlikely to be settled before the end of the 2014 election season.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am

Early House race tests Obamacare as election issue

CLEARWATER, Fla. | The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.

February 22, 2014 11:35 am

Grace period open for unregistered Illinois voters

CHICAGO | It's not too late for Illinois residents to register to vote in this year's upcoming elections.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
Ted Bilski

Ted Bilski

Ted Bilski

February 18, 2014 6:27 pm

Calumet Township trustee files for re-election

CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin filed Monday for re-election in the spring Democratic primary.

January 27, 2014 8:30 pm

More candidates file for races in Lake County communities

CROWN POINT | Candidates for town and township government entered their names for the 2014 spring primary.

January 16, 2014 9:00 pm

GOP minimum wage debate could be muted by Democratic action

SPRINGFIELD | All of the wrangling among the Republican candidates for governor about raising Illinois' minimum wage could be empty chatter by the time voters choose a chief executive next November.

January 11, 2014 12:00 am

Dems fear conservatives on Republican ballot

Democrats sweep the House and Senate because the old guard of the Republican Party can't compromise and embrace the Tea Party conservative views.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am
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