Election 2014



Kirk Changes His Mind about Backing Oberweis

He said he wouldn't help Oberweis. Now he will.

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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.

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Durbin’s War Chest Swelling


Senator Dick Durbin’s latest campaign report says he’s got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid…

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Lt. Gov. Pushing for Wider Acceptance of LINK Card


Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is not done trying to get technology to accept Link cards into all of the state's farmers' markets

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Sherman Plans Road Improvements

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The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

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Renewed Push for Chicago Casinos


Proponents say the entire state would benefit

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State Police Investigating Metro East Trooper

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The Illinois State Police is investigating one of their own