Karen Freeman-Wilson Unseated In Gary Mayoral RaceWhen she was elected Gary's mayor in 2011, Karen Freeman-Wilson seemed to embody new hope. But among voters, that hope turned to frustration.
Chicago Aldermanic Candidate Files Federal Lawsuit Against House Speaker Mike Madigan, Alderman Marty QuinnDavid Krupa, a candidate for 13th Ward Alderman in Chicago, says he has faced intimidation, harassment and threats while challenging the alderman allied with House Speaker Mike Madigan, and now he's filed a federal lawsuit to hold Madigan accountable. 
Illinois' $207 Million Governor's Race Close To Being Most ExpensiveCandidates in the Illinois governor's race have spent more than $207 million on T.V. ads this election season--making this year's election one of the most expensive gubernatorial races in American history. 
Early Voting Begins Today Ahead Of November ElectionAccording to the State Board of Elections, 1.4 million voters cast early ballots in 2016, a presidential election year.
Toni Preckwinkle Now Considers Running For Mayor Of ChicagoOne of the biggest names in Cook County politics flip-flops and opens the door to running for mayor of Chicago. 
Ex-Cabinet Secretary, University Head Donna Shalala Bids For U.S. HouseShalala, former president of both the University of Miami and the University of Wisconsin, is banking that her experience is seen as an asset by voters.
Sheriff Loses Election To His Deputy, Fires Him Moments LaterBon Homme County Sheriff Lenny Gramkow was soundly beaten by Deputy Mark Maggs on June 5.
Richard Irvin Wins Aurora Election, To Become City's First Black MayorThe city of Aurora has elected its first black mayor, after a nail-biter of a race ended in a 170-vote victory for alderman-at-large Richard Irvin.
Some Suburban Elections Still In Question With Many Close RacesTuesday’s suburban elections saw a handful of possible upsets and several tight contests, with some races for mayor separated by only a handful of votes.
Among Tuesday's Elections: Chicago's 4th Ward, Evanston and Aurora's MayoralsTechnically, it’s Primary Day at the polls, and most elections in the Chicago area are non-partisan.
Mundelein Trustee Scrambles To Get On Ballot After Petitions VanishA Mundelein village trustee running for re-election nearly was out of luck when her election packet disappeared last week, but she managed to turn her luck around with the help of her supporters.