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  • Emanuel challenger gets $250,000 from health care union

    Emanuel challenger gets $250,000 from health care union
    Chicago mayoral hopeful Jesus "Chuy" Garcia more than doubled the amount of cash in his campaign fund Tuesday by depositing a single check from a major government workers union, but it did little to close the growing money advantage Mayor Rahm Emanuel has in his bid for a second term.
  • Rauner, Quinn out of sight day after election

    Rauner, Quinn out of sight day after election
    A day after Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory in the Illinois governor race, both the challenger and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn remained out of the public eye as each team tries to figure out its next move. Quinn has not conceded defeat and...

    Treasurer race: Tom Cross expects victory, Mike Frerichs not conceding

    Treasurer race: Tom Cross expects victory, Mike Frerichs not conceding
    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...

    Chicago remembers Jane Byrne: 'A remarkable life of service'

    Chicago remembers Jane Byrne: 'A remarkable life of service'
    Former Mayor Jane Byrne, Chicago’s first and only female mayor, was remembered Friday as a unique trailblazer. Former Ald. Martin Oberman, now chairman of Metra, called Byrne “an epic figure in Chicago's political history.” Oberman,...

    Willard Helander reminisces about time as Lake County Clerk

    Willard Helander reminisces about time as Lake County Clerk
    When Willard Helander decided to run for Lake County Clerk 20 years ago, she did not set out to be the one to help lead the county into the realm of 21st-century technology. Turning typewriter expertise into an automated system of preparing marriage...