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  • McHenry County Board chairman race in full swing

    WOODSTOCK – Next month’s spectacle of the newly-seated McHenry County Board electing its chairman for the next two years will be the last.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Mike Frerichs pulls off slim win in Illinois treasurer's race

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Sen. Mike Frerichs won the state treasurer's post by about 9,600 votes after Republican opponent Tom Cross conceded the hard-fo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Miller: Rauner wants to fight Madigan with cash, but compromise also

    Last December, Bruce Rauner appeared on a WLS Radio talk show program and revealed that he planned to form a new campaign committee to counter the pow ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Election 2014: Illinois treasurer race could lead to recount in closest state race in half-century

    SPRINGFIELD – The race for state treasurer remains undecided nearly two weeks after Election Day, with both campaigns agreeing that fewer than 400 vot ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • McHenry County clerk, treasurer reflect on years of service

    WOODSTOCK – A phone call from a friend in October 1959 changed the life of recent Woodstock High School graduate Kathie Cross.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Few expectations of Illinois state lawmaker session post-election

    CHICAGO — Moments after conceding a close election, outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vowed to fight for a minimum wage hike before leaving office — bu ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • GOP denies role in Chicago election robocalls

    CHICAGO – Robocalls that Chicago election officials blamed for the no-show of 2,000 election judges this week were recorded by people helping Cook Cou ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • New Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner administration: Lawmakers, experts weigh in

    When CEOs want things done, their employees leap into action and get them done.It’s not a management ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • The South: Solid once again for Republicans

    ATLANTA — With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely cont ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Bruce Rauner's outside party appeals to voters, exit polls say

    CHICAGO – Illinois voters were deeply worried about the economy when they elected the state's first Republican governor in more than a decade, and the ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 8:15 am
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