election

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman talks to reporters outside the Maywood courthouse, after his wife dropped domestic violence charges against him. The charges led to his ouster from CeaseFire. (Credit: CBS)

Former CeaseFire Director Announces Run For Governor

A Chicago anti-violence activist throws his hat in the ring for Illinois Governor, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

08/17/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn Denies Strain With Lisa Madigan

Governor Quinn and Lisa Madigan were together today at an event in Melrose Park, but the two had little to say to or about each other, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

07/15/2013

Kirk Dillard

Republican Kirk Dillard Announces Run For Governor

Another Republican candidate has launched his campaign for Governor of Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/15/2013

File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Still Undecided On Run For Governor

Illinois’ Attorney General says she hasn’t made her mind up yet about running for the job now held by Pat Quinn, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/11/2013

Ballots

DeLeshe Wins Final Stickney Village Trustee Seat On Coin Flip

Cook County Clerk David Orr flipped the coin at his downtown Chicago office, to decide the race between Lea Torres and David DeLeshe, who’d tied for third place with 573 votes in the Stickney village trustee race.

WBBM Newsradio–05/01/2013

A woman holds a flag outside the Venezuelan Consulate in Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Hundreds Of Chicagoans Voting In Venezuela Presidential Election

The Venezuelan consulate is in the Civic Opera building, and the sidewalk below has been filled with demonstrators like Michelle Faraco, who voted against the man Hugo Chavez wanted as his successor – and for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.

04/14/2013

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Orr: One Vote Really Does Matter In Many Local Elections

If you think your one vote doesn’t matter, just take a look at some of this week’s election results.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

Matt Bogusz and his fiancée, Kate, on Election Day in Des Plaines. Bogusz, 26, was elected mayor, the youngest ever in Des Plaines. (Credit: Facebook)

Bogusz Wins Election To Become Youngest Mayor Of Des Plaines

Voters in northwest suburban Des Plaines have elected 26-year-old Matt Gogusz as their next mayor, the youngest person ever to serve in their city’s highest elected position.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

Wendy Casey. (Credit: CBS)

Mother, Son Square Off In South Suburban Mayoral Election

There are not a lot of big names getting voters excited but the race for mayor in south suburban Dixmoor has an interesting twist worth noting.

04/09/2013

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Rivals Accuse Riverdale Mayor, Clerk Of Misusing Village Credit Cards

On the eve of Election Day – things are heating up in south suburban Riverdale.

04/08/2013

Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pfleger Hoping Next Pope Is From Third-World Country

Outspoken St. Sabina pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger said he would like to see cardinals pick someone from a third-world nation as the next pope.

03/07/2013

Cicero Town President Larry Dominick, left; opponent Juan Ochoa. (Cicero; CBS)

Dominick Easily Fends Off Challenge For Cicero Town President

Cicero Town President Larry Dominick easily won his bid for re-election Tuesday in a contentious three-way contest marked by accusations of corruption, voter intimidation and ballot-fixing.

02/26/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

2nd District Candidates Make Final Push Before Election

It’s the final weekend of campaigning in the crowded 2nd Congressional Primary Election.

02/24/2013

Luis Gutierrez

Gutierrez Accuses Dominick Of Intimidation In Cicero Election

Almost a week now before Election Day in Cicero, and there are allegations of voter intimidation.

02/18/2013

Cicero Town President Larry Dominik. (Credit: CBS)

Opponent Accuses Cicero President Of Intimidation

Things are getting heated in Cicero, where Town President Larry Dominick is being accused of political intimidation.

01/20/2013

Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet during a game in 1990.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bear McMichael To Run For Mayor Of Romeoville

The man they call “Mongo,” former Bears linebacker Steve McMichael, has filed papers to run for mayor of Romeoville.

12/26/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Sets Election Dates In Early 2013 To Fill Jackson Jr.’s Congressional Vacancy

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress last week amid health problems and reported plea-deal negotiations with federal prosecutors.

11/26/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: Black Voters Deserve A Return On Election ‘Investment’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday said that President Obama’s reelection was “a great victory,” but that it would be incomplete with a reconstruction of urban America and an investment in the communities where the blacks who voted overwhelmingly for the president live.

11/10/2012

Laurie Nowak

Meet Laurie Nowak, DuPage County’s Youngest Board Member

Just elected as DuPage County’s youngest board member, Laurie Nowak says she is looking forward to public service.

11/09/2012

If we could explain to you why these men were arm wrasslin' in Hungry Brain, we would, but we can't. (credit: Matt Rowan)

Best Bars Where You Can Drink Away Your Election Night Pain

Listen, I won’t be talking about bars that will keep you up-to-date with the poll statistics as you slowly sip on a glass of pinot WHO-THE-HECK-CARES (a nice vintage wine). The bars below are bars you can go to and drink so much you’ll forget that there are elections or, heck, even presidents. If you were looking for a place you could talk politics with the other patrons, then leave now. This is not the article for you. If you feel like you need a place to hide, then I know a few spots for you…

11/06/2012

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