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  • Close Illinois governor race spurs vote vigilance

    SPRINGFIELD – In the run-up to what could be the closest governor race in Illinois history, Republicans and Democrats are doing all they can to ensure ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • GOP rebels mind their political manners

    WASHINGTON – Tea party groups and other Republican rebels that thrive on bedeviling the party are minding their political manners in the run-up to Ele ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • First lady backs Quinn as Rauner calls for change

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn got an assist Saturday from first lady Michelle Obama, who told a cheering crowd the incumbent and other Democrats will ensur ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Considering a voting booth selfie? Think again

    PEORIA – Already thinking about that perfect voting booth selfie on Election Day? You may want to think again.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Things to know about voting in McHenry County before Tuesday

    Voters have several options open to them if they want to vote ahead of Tuesday’s mid-term election. ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Where Illinois governor hopefuls stand on issues

    CHICAGO – The next governor of Illinois could decide a raft of big issues, from how to close a multibillion-dollar state budget gap to whether busines ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Tunisia elections possible model for region

    TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisia’s orderly parliamentary elections are being hailed as a model of democracy for a region torn by strife and full of dictatorsh ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor’s office

    CHICAGO – At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois' U.S. Senate debate: Candidates Dick Durbin, Jim Oberweis set for last meeting

    CHICAGO — The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate were poised Wednesday for their final debate ahead of next week's election, giving Republican stat ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court justice seeking to keep seat accused of bias

    ST. LOUIS – An Illinois Supreme Court justice seeking retention again is embroiled in a big-money campaign, this time with a group of plaintiffs’ atto ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:05 am
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