Two Weeks After Election, State Treasurer's Race Could Be Decided By Fewer Than 400 VotesThe contest between Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs has tightened as officials count mail-in and provisional ballots. Cross holds a slight edge.
Ex-Con Al Sanchez Can't Run For County Board, Elections Panel RulesThe 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.
Kane County Towns Seek Voters' Permission To Shop For ElectricityIn 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.
Incumbent State Rep Misses Deadline For Primary BallotA longtime suburban lawmaker is being forced to run for re-election as a write-in candidate.
Battle Over Same-Sex Civil Unions Hits DowntownCivil 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.
Gary Mayor Rudy Clay Getting Ready To Bow OutNext Tuesday is Election Day in Northwest Indiana, and in Gary, voters will choose nominees to become replace longtime Mayor RUdy Clay
No Daley On Ballot For First Time In 22 YearsNobody 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.
High Court: Emanuel Will Be On BallotThe Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that Rahm Emanuel remain on the mayoral ballot.
Emanuel Case Likely Won't Reach U.S. Supreme CourtCould the case of Rahm Emanuel’s residency go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Homeless Man Wants Name On BallotA homeless man is asking a court to put his name on the Chicago election ballot.
Newspapers Slam Court's Decision On EmanuelBoth of Chicago’s major newspapers are criticizing Monday’s Illinois Appellate Court ruling against Rahm Emanuel.