| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Just a few hundred votes separate Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs in the still-undecided race for treasurer.
But in looking over the list of state treasurers going back it doesn't appear that the office appears to be a very reliable...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:49 AM
The punching bags are punching back.
How else to interpret exit polls showing 64 percent of white men who participated in last week's midterm elections voted for Republicans?
That's almost two out of three — more than enough to offset big...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Bruce Rauner debuted his latest attack ad against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday — a TV spot called “Headlines” that relies in part on independent news stories but features headlines the Republican’s campaign made up and...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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 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....