| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history.
"It's clear that we do not have enough votes to win the election,"...
| 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 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.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The main event in Illinois politics Monday evening was a televised debate between the top candidates for governor in the Nov. 4 election.
But the undercard — a joint appearance on public TV by the candidates for state comptroller —...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:07 PM
I am wincing as I type this: Don't vote for the Libertarian slate Tuesday — but not because the governor candidate, Chad Grimm, would pull votes from Republican Bruce Rauner.
In fact, vote for Democrat Pat Quinn if you're wavering. Quinn or Rauner...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Overshadowed by the governor's race, the candidates running for state comptroller are trying to distinguish themselves to voters by talking more about each other's qualifications and character than the often-overlooked job they seek.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:34 PM
In a suburb the Tribune found was arguably the area's most lawless, Harvey's City Council has defied the mayor and invited the sheriff to assess a Police Department long plagued by scandals and sloppy casework.
The move caps a yearlong push by Cook...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:16 AM
Democratic challenger Sheila Simon on Thursday criticized Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka for her role as president of a federally funded nonprofit that paid two key comptroller staffers more than $50,000 a year for part-time work on top of their...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Republican Tom Cross has a slim lead over Democrat Mike Frerichs in the race for Illinois treasurer, but as the race comes down to the wire, 1 in 5 voters remain undecided, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.
The survey found Cross, a state...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:29 AM
More on the gubernatorial debate anon, but first, here is a quote from Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka taken from her debate last night on WTTW-Ch. 11 with Democratic challenger Sheila Simon.
Moderator Carol Marin asked whether the...
| 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....