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Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 6:26 PM

Marco Rubio Campaigns With Roskam As 6th District Race Intensifies

One of Illinois' most closely watched congressional races nationwide, between Peter Roskam and Sean Casten, received some political starpower on Monday, though not without resistance. Read »

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Ald. Ameya Pawar Announces Run for City Treasurer

Ald. Ameya Pawar Announces Run for City Treasurer

Chicago Ald. Ameya Pawar has set his sights on City Treasurer. Read »

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:51 PM

Rauner Says Madigan Doing Father's Bidding on Sterigenics

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday accused Attorney General Lisa Madigan of doing her father’s bidding by painting him as the villain in the continuing controversy over the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Your Guide to the 2018 Illinois Midterm Elections

Your Guide to the 2018 Illinois Midterm Elections

Here's a look at some essential resources to help you prepare for Election Day. Read »

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 11:13 AM

These Are the Questions on Suburban Chicago Voters' Ballots

These Are the Questions on Suburban Chicago Voters' Ballots

In addition to voting for their candidates of choice, most Chicago-area voters will have a chance to weigh in on various referendum questions using their ballots for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Read »

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:49 AM

Early Voting Hours Extended in Chicago

Beginning Monday, early voting hours will extend into the evening at all Chicago locations, officials said. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 2:26 PM

Who's on Your Ballot in the Illinois Midterm Elections?

Who's on Your Ballot in the Illinois Midterm Elections?

With so many important political races happening across Illinois, it can be tough to keep track of every name on the ballot. That's why we've created a tool to help you learn who your representatives are -... Read »

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 6:47 AM

GOP, Democrats Battle for 4 Illinois Congressional Districts

GOP, Democrats Battle for 4 Illinois Congressional Districts

Republican congressmen in four Illinois districts are fighting to keep their seats as Democrats' effort to take control of the House reaches new battlegrounds, including areas the GOP has held for decades. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Here's Where You Can Vote Early in the Chicago Area

Looking to vote early in Illinois? There are plenty of places to do it. Read »

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 at 5:22 PM

Mayor Touts Union Station Redevelopment Project

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was among the dignitaries at Union Station Sunday as he highlighted redevelopment work being undertaken at the historic transportation hub. Read »

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