Election 2014

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Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments Are on Illinois Ballot

Crime victims' bill of rights; anti-voter suppression


March 25, 2014

Libertarians Enter Governor’s Race

Peorian Chad Grimm


March 24, 2014

Quinn Snags Early Union Endorsement

Gov. Pat Quinn has picked up a major labor endorsement for his re-election during a campaign that's already focused on union influence.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Bill Brady speaks during a debate Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Naperville, Ill. The four candidates vying for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor faced off in a debate on the central issue in the campaign _ the state's economy.

March 22, 2014

Brady Mum on Future Plans

Bill Brady isn't saying much yet about what he might do next after losing in the Republican primary for governor.


March 21, 2014

Quinn Stakes Out Minimum Wage as Campaign Ground

Senate committee passes increase


March 19, 2014

Durbin Prepares for Re-Election Battle

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is prepared for a serious battle for re-election.


March 19, 2014

Oberweis Gets GOP Nod for U.S. Senate

Jim Oberweis will be the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.


March 19, 2014

Davis, Callis Win 13th Primary; Miller Faces Schock in 18th

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) survived a challenge from Urbana lawyer and onetime Miss America Erika Harold and Moro veterinarian Michael Firsching to claim the Republican nomination to run again for his seat.


March 19, 2014

School Mergers Fail, Citizens Efficiency Commission to Continue

The proposed merger of the PORTA and AC-Central school districts will not go forward.

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March 18, 2014

Barr Wins GOP Sangamon Co. Sheriff’s Race

Campbell says he has no regrets


March 18, 2014

Area Lawmakers Prepping for Governor’s Budget Address

The governor, facing light opposition in Tuesday's Democratic primary, is preparing his budget message, scheduled for March 26.


March 18, 2014

Election Day is Here

Primary polls are open until 7 p. m.


March 17, 2014

17-Year-Olds Gearing Up to Vote

This is the first year in which a 17-year-old Illinoisan may legally cast a vote in the primary if that person will be 18 in time for the general election in November.

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Springfield Council Approves NAPA Contract


It comes to dollars and cents and Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says elected officials are charged with financial stewardship of taxpayers' dollars

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Could the Cubs Move?


Could the Chicago Cubs be moving from the hallowed grounds of Wrigley Field

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Lawmakers Pressed for More Preschool Funding


Preschool advocates hope telling the story in dollars and cents gives Illinois lawmakers incentive to spend more money on the littlest Illinoisans

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Audit of Quinn Program Ordered by Lawmakers


Illinois lawmakers have ordered a study into anti-violence and after-school spending under Gov. Pat Quinn. The House approved the request…

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As the Tax Deadline Looms Postal Service Says They Are Ready


You still have time to get your tax return mailed, but not much