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.
Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis answers questions during an interview in September with The Associated Press in Chicago.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., answers questions during an interview in September with The Associated Press in Chicago.
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.
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?
CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ruling out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.
CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich was elected Saturday as head of the Lake County Democratic Party.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | Add registering to vote to the list of tasks Illinoisans can now do on their computers or smart phones.
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.
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.
The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz, Doug Ross and Crista Zivanovic discuss the results from the May 6 primaries.
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.
CROWN POINT | Jamal Washington, of Merrillville, apparently will represent the Democratic Party in the general election for the 3rd District Lake County Council seat.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich celebrated with his supporters following his win in the Democrat primary race.
Roxanna Hanford and Lon Childress are the candidates (D) for the Indiana Senate -- District 6 seat.
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.
Incumbent Christine Cid and Alberto Ochoa are the candidates (D) for the Lake County Council – District 5.
Ron Matlock and Jamal Washington are the candidates (D) for the Lake County Council -- District 3.
Incumbent Jim Biggs and Kyle Yelton are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council -- District 1.
Jerome Prince and Michael Troxell are the candidates (D) for Lake County Assessor.
Incumbent Jim Polarek, Mike Jessen and Anthony Pampalone are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council -- District 4.
Mike Aylesworth is one of the candidates for the Indiana House -- District 11 seat.
Catherine Campbell is one of the candidates (R) for Lake County Council -- District 2.
Incumbent Nancy Adams and Jeff Good are the candidates (R) for Porter County Commissioner.
Carol-Ann Seaton and Andrew Ledbetter are the candidates (D) for Lake County Council -- District 2.
Incumbent Karen Conover and Russell Barone are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council.
Dave Reynolds and Harold Lush are the candidates (D) for Porter County Sheriff.
Julie Olthoff and Chris Retson are the candidates (R) for the Indiana House of Representatives - District 19.
Incumbent Roosevelt Allen Jr. and Lita Filippo are the candidates (D) for Lake County Commissioner - District 1.
Incumbent David Hamm and Antonio Daggett Sr. are the candidates (D) for Lake County Council - District 1.
Phillip Kuiper is one of the candidates (D) for the Indiana State House -- District 11.
Incumbent Mary Elgin and Kim Robinson are the candidates (D) for Calumet Township Trustee.
Rick Niemeyer and Chris Shepherd are the candidates (R) for the Indiana Senate District 6.
Incumbent John Buncich, Richard Ligon and Oscar Martinez Jr. are the candidates (D) for Lake County Sheriff.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | A federal lawsuit challenging Illinois' 2009 campaign finance law is unlikely to be settled before the end of the 2014 election season.
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.
CHICAGO | It's not too late for Illinois residents to register to vote in this year's upcoming elections.
CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin filed Monday for re-election in the spring Democratic primary.
CROWN POINT | Candidates for town and township government entered their names for the 2014 spring primary.
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.
Democrats sweep the House and Senate because the old guard of the Republican Party can't compromise and embrace the Tea Party conservative views.
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