| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney's campaign has long considered Illinois to be in its win column, but a new Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows the candidate has some work to do to make that a reality.
The survey found Romney slightly ahead...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:26 PM
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will remain unopposed in the Republican primary in the 11th Congressional District.
An Illinois appellate court ruled late Wednesday to uphold the Illinois State Board of Elections decision earlier this week to knock Kane County...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 2:31 PM
ROCKFORD -- Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are criss-crossing Illinois today in a final push for votes before Tuesday's presidential primary election.
Romney gave a speech at the University of Chicago in which he...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:05 PM
A slight blade misalignment in a ballot printing machine stirred up an Election Day problem Tuesday for a smattering of officials throughout Illinois who reported that as many as several thousand ballots cast were slightly too wide to fit in the...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:29 AM
A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs.
Even before unofficial results rolled in,...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Mitt Romney scored a decisive victory over Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary on Tuesday, tightening his grip on the Republican front-runner’s slot and improving his chances of locking up the nomination by the end of the presidential primary...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary.
The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 9:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many of Mitt Romney's presidential challengers are having trouble fulfilling a fundamental requirement of running for public office: getting on the ballot.
Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman have all failed to...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:53 PM
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Illinois Democrats warning that Rep.Jesse Jackson Jr. needs to be more forthcoming with voters about an undisclosed medical condition that has kept him out of Congress for a month.
| 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 8, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Despite the sluggish economy, most Illinois voters approve of Barack Obama's handling of the presidency and the president appears poised for a general election victory in his home state this fall, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
Though the interviews...