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Perry's 1st Court Appearance Set for Thursday

Perry's 1st Court Appearance Set for Thursday

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is due to make his first court appearance Thursday in Austin to face abuse-of-power charges. A Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Quinn Throws in the Towel

Quinn Throws in the Towel

Governor Quinn conceded to Bruce Rauner one day after vowing to wait until all the votes were counted. Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Quinn Concedes:

Quinn Concedes: "We Do Not Have the Votes"

The incumbent lost his bid for re-election by a wide margin to Rauner, the Winnetka venture capitalist, but Quinn... Watch »

Nov 6, 2014
Governor-Elect Rauner Names Transition Team

Governor-Elect Rauner Names Transition Team

The Winnetka businessman said his running mate, Wheaton City Council member Evelyn Sanguinetti, will serve as... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Illinois Treasurer's Race Still Too Close to Call

Illinois Treasurer's Race Still Too Close to Call

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, there's less than 1 percentage point between former House Republican Leader... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Carol Marin Analyzes General Election

Carol Marin Analyzes General Election

NBC Chicago's Political Editor breaks down the governor's race, what's next for Bruce Rauner in Springfield, the bad... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Opinion: What's Next for Bruce Rauner

Opinion: What's Next for Bruce Rauner

The Rauners (Bruce and wife Diana) will likely relocate from north suburban Winnetka to the Executive Mansion in the... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
What Does Governor Rauner Promise for Illinois?

What Does Governor Rauner Promise for Illinois?

Change is in the air for Illinois politics. The only question is: How much? Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Chicago Voters Wait Nine Hours to Cast Ballots

Chicago Voters Wait Nine Hours to Cast Ballots

Same-day registration -- a first for Illinois -- provides new snag to electoral process. Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Daily Dish: What's Next for Rauner, Quinn?

Daily Dish: What's Next for Rauner, Quinn?

NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern highlights the top political stories on this morning after the general election. Watch »

Nov 5, 2014

Illinois Election Night in Photos

We've got reporters covering every major race in Chicago and the collar suburbs. Take a behind the scenes look at... View »

Nov 4, 2014
Judy Baar Topinka Wins Second Term as Comptroller

Judy Baar Topinka Wins Second Term as Comptroller

The Riverside Republican campaigned on having a better understanding of the check-writing job's intricacies than... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Illinois Voters Support Contraceptive Coverage

Illinois Voters Support Contraceptive Coverage

Voters in Illinois support an advisory referendum about whether insurance plans in Illinois should include birth... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Illinois Voters OK Crime Victim Rights Amendment

Illinois Voters OK Crime Victim Rights Amendment

Amendment would ensure that victims receive necessary information about court proceedings, including hearings and... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Illinois Voters Support Hike in Minimum Wage

Illinois Voters Support Hike in Minimum Wage

The advisory referendum asked whether the state should raise its minimum wage to $10 from $8.25 by 2015. Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Illinois Approves Voters' Rights Amendment

Illinois Approves Voters' Rights Amendment

Measure is devised to forestall a voter-identification law such as those in more than half the states. Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Illinoisans Support Tax Surcharge on Millionaires

Illinoisans Support Tax Surcharge on Millionaires

The non-binding referendum proposed a 3 percent income-tax surcharge on anyone making more than $1 million a year. Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Rauner Wins Illinois Governor, Beats Quinn

Rauner Wins Illinois Governor, Beats Quinn

Bruce Rauner’s money management skills showed through in a big way on Tuesday night as Illinois voters ousted Pat... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Oberweis Concedes to Durbin in US Senate Race

Oberweis Concedes to Durbin in US Senate Race

Republican candidate Jim Oberweis conceded in the race for U.S. Senate seat. Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Schneider Concedes to Dold in 10th Congressional

Schneider Concedes to Dold in 10th Congressional

Brad Schneider concedes. Watch »

Nov 5, 2014

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