Primary Election

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Quick To Trade Attacks In Race For Governor

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner wasted no time in attacking each other Wednesday, just hours after winning their respective primaries.


A 17-year-old student votes Tuesday in the March primary at Gage Park High School. (CBS)

Some 17-Year-Olds Take Advantage Of New Voting Law

Giggles of excitement filled the halls of Gage Park High School as a group of students made history.



Low Turnout For Primary; Scattered Problems At Polling Places

Turnout at Chicago area polling places has been slow for Tuesday’s primary election, though there have been a handful of typical problems at the polls that might keep some sites open late.


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

Polls Open For Illinois Primary Election

Polls have opened in Illinois as voters prepare to cast ballots in the primary election for governor, U.S. Senator, and many other races.


A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Only Two Days Of Early Voting Left For Illinois Primary

Friday and Saturday are the last days for early voting in Illinois, ahead of the primary election on Tuesday.


Doug Truax (left) and Jim Oberweis (right) are running against each other in the 2014 Republican primary for U.S. Senate. (Credit: CBS)

Senate Hopeful Slams Rival Oberweis For Florida Trip

One of the two Republicans vying to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the fall is taking issue with his opponent being on vacation in Florida less than a week before the primary election.


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

Early Voting Extended For March 18 Primary

On this March 3, voting is already underway for the March 18 primary election with a couple of firsts involved.


U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind). (Credit: Office Of Richard Lugar)

Indiana To Get New Look In DC As Lugar Loses Primary

Indiana will get a new look in Washington next year after tea party-favorite Richard Mourdock knocked off six-term incumbent Richard Lugar in the Republican Senate primary and voters in at least three U.S. House districts prepared to elect fresh faces.


State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Despite Bribery Arrest, Rep. Smith Wins Primary Vs. Swiss

State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), who was arrested on a federal bribery charge last week, easily defeated challenger Tom Swiss on Tuesday in the Democratic race for the 10th District seat in the Illinois House.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Hopes For The Best For Primary Voter Turnout

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn says despite analysts’ predictions that Illinois will see low voter turnout Tuesday, he is hoping for the best. As WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports, early voter totals are far […]

WBBM Newsradio–03/19/2012

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum

Romney, Santorum Court Votes Across Illinois

Mitt Romney will return to Chicago from Springfield Monday morning, to speak at the university where President Barack Obama used to teach.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

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

Early Voting Rising Among GOP Voters, But Low Turnout Still Likely

With Illinois a player in the Republican primary election for the first time in decades, the number of voters asking for a GOP ballot is up, but election officials still expect low turnout overall.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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

Chicago Voter Registration At Record Low

The number of registered voters in Chicago is at the lowest level ever recorded, officials said Monday.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

U.S. Capitol Dome

Dozens File To Run For U.S. House Seats

Dozens of people have filed to run for Illinois’ 18 seats in the U.S. House.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011