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Illinois Voters To Face a Rare 5 Ballot Questions
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Illinois Voters To Face a Rare 5 Ballot Questions

When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button issues. Read »

Oct 19, 2014
Obama Back in Chicago Sunday For Quinn

Obama Back in Chicago Sunday For Quinn

President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for the second time in as many weeks to try and give Watch »

Oct 19, 2014
Quinn Campaign Offers Tickets to Fundraiser With Obama

Quinn Campaign Offers Tickets to Fundraiser With Obama

Gov. Pat Quinn’s office is offering tickets to their fundraising event featuring President Barack Obama Sunday. Read »

Oct 17, 2014
Rival's Campaign Book Falls Into Hands of SoCal Congressman's Staff

Rival's Campaign Book Falls Into Hands of SoCal Congressman's Staff

A new bombshell dropped Friday in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both... Watch »

Oct 18, 2014
Governor's Race Too Close to Call, New Poll Shows

Governor's Race Too Close to Call, New Poll Shows

A new poll by the Paul Simon Institute at Southern Illinois University showed the race for Illnois governor is... Watch »

Oct 17, 2014
Rahm Touts $23.5 Million Affordable Housing Complex for Homeless Veterans

Rahm Touts $23.5 Million Affordable Housing Complex for...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday touted the opening of a brand-new, $23.5 million affordable apartment... Read »

Oct 17, 2014
Activists Refuse to Take ‘No’ on Elected School Board Vote

Activists Refuse to Take ‘No’ on Elected School Board Vote

Some of the groups involved in the coalition have been working on the issue for years, and are confident the latest... Read »

Oct 17, 2014
This Week in Mudslinging: Sugar and Spice Makes Everything Nasty

This Week in Mudslinging: Sugar and Spice Makes Everything Nasty

With less than three weeks 'til Election Day, the mud pies are flying fast and furious. Read »

Oct 17, 2014
Campaign Ad Featuring James Foley Pulled

Campaign Ad Featuring James Foley Pulled

A conservative ad campaign that featured James Foley, the New Hampshire journalist slain by ISIS, moments before his... Read »

Oct 17, 2014
Putnam County: Illinois' Political Bellwether

Putnam County: Illinois' Political Bellwether

“As the vote goes in Putnam County, so goes the state,” said Democrat and Putnam County Clerk Dan Kuhn. Watch »

Oct 17, 2014
Emanuel Brings Microsoft Ignite Conference to Chicago

Emanuel Brings Microsoft Ignite Conference to Chicago

Ignite plays as something of a meta conference for Microsoft, who will combine a series of smaller conferences... Watch »

Oct 16, 2014

Illinois General Election Guide 2014

November 4 is election day for Illinois residents to vote for who they would like to represent View »

Oct 17, 2014
Rauner Recruits Black Supporters for Video Testimonials

Rauner Recruits Black Supporters for Video Testimonials

As race becomes a defining theme of 2014's hyper-competitive Illinois governor showdown, Republican... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Quinn vs. Rauner: Candidates Rack Up $35 Million Campaign Tab

Quinn vs. Rauner: Candidates Rack Up $35 Million Campaign Tab

Heading into the final stretch, Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican nemesis Bruce Rauner have each... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Opinion: Kelly Campaign Stunt Matters Little in Mayor’s Race

Opinion: Kelly Campaign Stunt Matters Little in Mayor’s Race

Chances are that all William Kelly did was spend $100,000 of his own money to buy a day’s worth of the... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Quinn-Rauner Showdown Drives Voter Registration in Chicago Area

Quinn-Rauner Showdown Drives Voter Registration in Chicago Area

Forget what you've heard about rising voter apathy—wait, there's an election in November?—because, in the... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Electric Fan Threatens to Derail Fla. Gubernatorial Debate

Electric Fan Threatens to Derail Fla. Gubernatorial Debate

The ferocious race for Florida governor took a surreal turn when a small electric fan threatened to derail Wednesday... Watch »

Oct 16, 2014
Quinn's Mother Talks Governor's Race

Quinn's Mother Talks Governor's Race

Eileen Quinn isn’t about to gloss over how she feels about Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. Watch »

Oct 15, 2014
Jazzercise Michael Madigan Goes for Cheap Laughs (And Succeeds)

Jazzercise Michael Madigan Goes for Cheap Laughs (And Succeeds)

Even Lisa Madigan might laugh at the sight of her stern, jaded father decked out in exuberant '80s jazzercise drag. Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Opinion: Is Chicago Forward a Defensive Play, Too?

Opinion: Is Chicago Forward a Defensive Play, Too?

Not winning reelection isn't the only worst-case scenario on the table for Team Emanuel. Read »

Oct 15, 2014

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