| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn finds his leadership under fire from Illinois voters unhappy with the state's economy, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
The survey found 54 percent disapprove of Quinn's job performance, compared with only 30 percent who...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 10:50 PM
President Barack Obama's latest budget proposal foreshadows a fierce debate that will dominate this election year, and a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll suggests the Democratic incumbent's theme of mixing tax increases on the wealthy with spending cuts...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Just days after Republican White House candidate Mitt Romney came to Chicago to collect millions of dollars at two fundraisers, President Barack Obama returns to his hometown this weekend to hold five fundraising events tied to his birthday.
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:34 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Unity proved to be an elusive commodity for Democrats at their day at the Illinois State Fair today as the party’s key organized labor support bashed Gov. Pat Quinn for his efforts to reform public employee pensions, forego pay...
| Apr 18, 2012
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a campaign stop in Springfield today as he faces a June recall election, drawing a protest of more than 3,500 people.
The controversial Republican governor took a jab at Illinois state government, which continues to be...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham once again is off the ballot in a west suburban congressional race — at least for now.
With the March 20 primary less than two weeks away, an Illinois appellate court ruling Wednesday knocked Cunningham out of...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:10 AM
A man running for president of Cicero is taking his allegations of harassment and intimidation a step further by filing a lawsuit against the near west suburb’s leader, his re-election team and elected town officials.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Longtime Village Trustee Greg Hannon is joining the race to become the state senator for the 19th District after the 10-year redistricting map created new …...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In "Jim Oberweis plans to seek state Senate bid," we read Dairy industry magnate Jim Oberweis says he's running for state Senate in a northeastern Illinois district.... He has run unsuccessfully for public office nearly half a dozen times. That......
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:35 PM
An Orland Fire Protection District fireman filed a complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections Sept. 13 against recently elected board members Chris Evoy …...