Former President Obama Endorses King In 4th Ward Special ElectionIn one of his first acts after leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama has endorsed longtime friend Sophia King in the special election for alderman in his home ward on the South Side.
New Dates Proposed For Special Elections To Replace SchockIllinois and federal officials are proposing new dates for the special elections to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.
Rauner Schedules Special Election To Replace SchockIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for a special election to fill the vacancy caused by former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's resignation.
Quinn Signs Special Election, Voter Registration Bills Into Law In Final Public Appearance As GovernorIn his last public appearance before leaving office, Governor Quinn has signed two bills that drew the opposition of legislative Republicans and Governor-elect Rauner. WBBM's Bob Roberts attended the signing ceremony.
Democratic-Controlled Legislature OKs Special Election To Fill Vacancy Left By TopinkaGOP lawmakers say the idea for the 2016 contest is a purely political move to help Democrats capture the seat. The late Judy Baar Topinka was a Republican.
Quinn Calling For Special Session To Set Up Special Election For Topinka's SeatGov. Pat Quinn was moving to call a special session of the Illinois General Assembly next month to vote on legislation to set up a special election in 2016 for the Illinois State Comptroller's office.
Kelly Wins Dem. Primary For Ex-Rep. Jackson Jr.'s SeatFormer Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super PAC.
Fire Closes Chicago Heights Polling StationA polling place in Lincoln Heights was forced to close because of a nearby fire, according to a release from the Cook County Clerk's office.
Early Voting Begins For 2nd District, Suburban RacesEarly voting has begun for the February 26 special election to fill the seat of resigned Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, but WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports it’s not the only seat up for grabs in the Chicago area.
22 Candidates Enter Race For Jackson's Empty Seat In CongressAs expected, there is a very crowded field of candidates vying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Seventeen Democrats and five Republicans met Monday evening’s deadline to file nominating petitions to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the upcoming special election.
Candidates Begin Filing Petitions To Run For Jackson Jr.'s SeatMore than half a dozen Democrats turned in candidacy petitions Thursday to the Illinois Board of Elections.
Trotter Drops Bid For Jackson Jr.'s Seat In CongressState Sen. Donne Trotter has decided to end his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.