| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle a close, contentious race for governor and decide an unusually large number of ballot questions as well as races for U.S. Senate and House, the General Assembly and the County Board.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Three Illinois executive office holders declared early victories Tuesday night.
Voters favored well-known, long-serving Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, both Democrats, over their rookie Republican challengers.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Election officials continued counting ballots Wednesday in the closely contested Illinois state treasurer race, as Republican Tom Cross' campaign stopped just short of claiming victory against Democrat Mike Frerichs.
In a statement to supporters, Cross...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do?
We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Two state lawmakers running to become Illinois' next treasurer sparred Monday on the finer points of state investments in foreign countries and the long-running question of whether the office should merge with the comptroller.
The exchanges between...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Former Democratic state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias on Sunday endorsed Republican Tom Cross over Democrat Mike Frerichs for the job of managing Illinois’ money.
“While I’m not in politics anymore, and who I’m friends with and who...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner urged Asian-Americans to vote for him over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn during a stop in Chinatown today, with a former member of a rival GOP ticket encouraging voters to look beyond party labels.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:02 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois House Republicans on Thursday picked as their new leader a former Cook County prosecutor known for tough anti-crime stances but also for his work to clean up a broken justice system littered with wrongful convictions.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday launched his petition drive for a constitutional amendment to put in place term limits for lawmakers, cut the size of the Illinois Senate and make it more difficult for legislators to override a veto...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:51 PM
State Sen. Bill Brady, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, said voters have grown weary of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's populist actions and want a leader who will "deal with reality."
Brady, a Bloomington Republican who lost the 2010...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday defended Archer Daniels Midland for requesting state tax breaks to move its headquarters to Chicago and blasted Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for tying the issue to legislative reform of the state's...