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Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 11:30 AM

These Are the Questions on Suburban Cook County Ballots

These Are the Questions on Suburban Cook County Ballots

In addition to voting for their candidates of choice, Cook County residents will have a chance to weigh in on various referendum questions using their ballots on Nov. 6. Read »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 5:57 PM

Race Between Harold, Raoul Heats Up as Election Nears

As the November election draws ever closer, the battle between State Senator Kwame Raoul and attorney Erika Harold is heating up, as both candidates try to frame themselves as the more independent candidate. Read »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 6:53 PM

Kaegi Speaks Out After Democratic Party Mailer Omission

Just days after he was left off a sample ballot mailed out by the Cook County Democratic Party, assessor candidate Fritz Kaegi is speaking out about the omission. Read »

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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By Shelby Bremer

10 Races to Watch in Illinois' Midterm Elections

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Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 2:16 PM

The Midterm Races You Might Not Be Watching, But Should

The Midterm Races You Might Not Be Watching, But Should

While there's plenty of talk about a potential "blue wave" hitting Congress, not nearly as much focus has been on the Illinois statehouse - though the results of a few key races could have huge implications. Read »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 11:19 AM
Emanuel Implores Trump to 'Speak as a Patriot, Not as a Nationalist'

Emanuel Implores Trump to 'Speak as a Patriot, Not as a Nationalist'

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to President Donald Trump on Thursday in the wake of a series of suspicious packages sent to locations across the country. "I hope the last 24 hours is a wake... Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 8:47 PM

Trial Date in Case Over Obama Center to be Set in December

A federal judge says he will announce in December a trial date in the lawsuit challenging construction of the Obama Presidential Center in a Chicago park. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 6:58 AM

Judge to Begin Hearing From Public on Chicago Police Reforms

A federal judge in Chicago begins two days of hearings to learn what members of the public think about a draft plan for reforming city police under court supervision. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 7:14 PM

14th Congressional District Candidates Speak on Issues

Decision 2018 and the midterm election is just two weeks away. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:54 PM

Holocaust Denier on Ballot for 3rd Congressional Seat

Art Jones paused for a moment when asked if he was once a Nazi. Read »

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