General Election

Absentee-Ballot Handling Got City Election Board Supervisor FiredA supervisor fired by the Chicago election board was “terminated for gross dereliction” of duty in the wake of problems with absentee ballots that were discovered as votes were being tallied in the hotly contested race for Illinois state treasurer, according to newly obtained records.
Prosecutors Investigating Alderman's Offer Of Prizes To VotersCook County prosecutors have begun investigating a South Side alderman who admitted she made a mistake by offering rewards to her constituents if they vote in the upcoming election, no matter who they vote for.
Caliendo: Time To Think About Convention, General Election With Santorum OutRick Santorum withdrew from the Republican presidential race Tuesday, and political analyst Stephen Caliendo says Mitt Romney will now be thinking about the general election and picking a running mate.
Ill. GOP To Challenge Deal On Ballot DelaysSome Illinois residents serving overseas in the military will get extra time to vote in an effort to make up for absentee ballots being mailed late, state and federal officials said Friday.