Two Weeks After Election, State Treasurer’s Race Could Be Decided By Fewer Than 400 Votes

The contest between Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs has tightened as officials count mail-in and provisional ballots. Cross holds a slight edge.


Al Sanchez

Ex-Con Al Sanchez Can’t Run For County Board, Elections Panel Rules

The former Streets and Sanitation commissioner had hoped to make his return to politics by taking advantage of a quirk in Illinois law that allows convicted felons to run for county and statewide office.


Power Electricity Generic

Kane County Towns Seek Voters’ Permission To Shop For Electricity

In a couple of months, voters in several suburbs and outlying towns will be asked whether they want their towns to shop around for electricity alternatives.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Incumbent State Rep Misses Deadline For Primary Ballot

A longtime suburban lawmaker is being forced to run for re-election as a write-in candidate.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Same sex marriage protest. (CBS)

Battle Over Same-Sex Civil Unions Hits Downtown

Civil unions between same sex couples become legal in Illinois next Wednesday, with the first ceremonies starting on Thursday. That’s prompting joy in the gay community, but also an effort by gay marriage opponents to fight the new law.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

Rudy Clay

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay Getting Ready To Bow Out

Next Tuesday is Election Day in Northwest Indiana, and in Gary, voters will choose nominees to become replace longtime Mayor RUdy Clay

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

No Daley On Ballot For First Time In 22 Years

Nobody named Daley is on the mayoral ballot for the first time in 22 years – and for one of only a few times in the past 56 years.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Rahm Emanuel

High Court: Emanuel Will Be On Ballot

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that Rahm Emanuel remain on the mayoral ballot.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2011

Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel Case Likely Won’t Reach U.S. Supreme Court

Could the case of Rahm Emanuel’s residency go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court?

CBS Chicago–01/27/2011

Sylvester "Junebug" Hendricks

Homeless Man Wants Name On Ballot

A homeless man is asking a court to put his name on the Chicago election ballot.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Newspapers Slam Court’s Decision On Emanuel

Both of Chicago’s major newspapers are criticizing Monday’s Illinois Appellate Court ruling against Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel Fights To Get Back On Ballot

Rahm Emanuel has filed an appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court, asking the high court to overturn a ruling that knocked him off the ballot for Chicago mayor.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2011

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Rahm Emanuel, Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun and Miguel del Valle

Ballots To Be Printed Without Rahm Emanuel’s Name

While Rahm Emanuel fights an appeals court decision booting him from the Chicago mayor’s race, the ballots will be printed without his name, the head of the city’s election board said Monday.


Rahm Emanuel

Court Tosses Rahm Emanuel From Chicago Mayoral Ballot

The Illinois Appellate Court has tossed mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, reversing the decision of a lower court.


Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel Claimed Part-Year Residency In ’09

When Rahm Emanuel originally filed his 2009 Illinois tax return, he indicated he was only a “part-year resident’’ of the state that year, since he had moved to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s chief of staff.



Davis Takes Top Spot On Mayoral Ballot

When Chicago voters cast their ballots for mayor in February, the first name they’ll see on their ballots will be Danny Davis.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010