Election 2014

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Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Climate Change

Durbin says he is frustrated with climate change deniers

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GOP: Our Votes Convert to Democratic

Election board: Alert a judge if this happens

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Durbin and Oberweis Debate Again

'entrenched insider' versus 'perennial candidate'

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Sheila Simon Talks Government Reform

Illinois comptroller candidate Sheila Simon is talking about reform.

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The Politics of Ebola in Illinois

Rauner favors travel ban; Quinn does not

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Vote. That is the Message from the NAACP

The finish line is in sight as candidates meet the voters

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Rauner: I Want to Raise the Minimum Wage

Says Gov. Quinn has had six years to do it and failed

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It Could Be a Late Night Next Tuesday

AG Madigan: Don't touch early, absentee votes until after 7 p.m. election night

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Republicans Could Take U.S. Senate

Oberweis, Durbin differ on whose fault it is

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“Right to Work” — Could It Happen Here?

"Opportunity zones" is Rauner's term for it

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn Campaign: Boost From Women’s Rights Activist

Governor Pat Quinn's campaign gets a boost from Women's Rights Activist Gloria Steinem.

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Senate Candidates Spar Over Treatment of Veterans

Oberweis OK with veterans having an option to VA facilities

Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

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Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

One more debate scheduled for next week

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Oberweis Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

GOP challenger to Durbin insists this is not a change

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Hiring Monitor Ordered at Illinois Dept. of Transportation

A federal judge has ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation.

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Durbin, Oberweis Prepare for Wednesday Night Debate

The candidates for U.S. Senate will face off in their first broadcast debate Wednesday.

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New Winery, Restaurant to Call White Oaks Home

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Slated to open November 3

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Illini Basketball Coming to Springfield’s PCCC in 2015

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The move is being made due to construction at the State Farm Center.

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Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Take Credit for Early Voting Spike

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Early voting is up in Illinois over the last mid-term election, and a group supporting the minimum wage increase is claiming some of the credit.

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Iles School Locked Down Due To 14th Street Shooting

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Iles School was locked down Thursday afternoon after a shooting involving multiple people.

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Illinois Prisoner Released Following “Coerced” 1999 Confession

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A judge ordered Alstory Simon's release Thursday in response to a re-examination of his case.