Local Election News

  • District 156 school board candidates discuss finances, teachers union at forum

    McHENRY – Three of six candidates for the McHenry High School District 156 Board took part in a forum Tuesday to give residents a summary of their goa ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote Tuesday in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former Wh ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Three candidate forums scheduled for school, MCC boards

    Voters will have opportunities next month to learn more about the candidates and issues in three education board races in the April 7 election.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Election 2015: Early voting totals for Chicago mayor, aldermen could rival 2011

    CHICAGO — Early voting turnout in Chicago is on track to rival numbers from 2011.Chicago Board of El ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • McHenry boy's rare cancer stops mom's campaign, sparks community support

    McHENRY – McHenry residents will see Erin Harris’ name on the April 7 ballot, but she doesn’t want a single vote.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Election 2015: Only 3 names to appear on Algonquin village trustee ballot

    ALGONQUIN – Even though five people had filed to run for village trustee in the upcoming spring election, only three names will appear on the ballot, ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Jeb Bush to Chicago audience: Under George W.'s watch 'mistakes' made

    CHICAGO — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday that "there were mistakes made in Iraq" during his brother's administration, offering the critiq ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Northwest Herald seeks email addresses for spring election candidates

    Candidates seeking local offices in the Northwest Herald's coverage area from city councils to school boards and are in contested races for the April ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Bush role in end-of-life dispute as governor now 2016 issue

    MIAMI – Jeb Bush was preparing to release the emails he sent and received as Florida governor when he was excoriated by a letter-writer to The Miami H ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois plan to join voter registry raises questions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ plan to join a national voter registration database in 2016 has raised questions about potential security issues and consequen ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:03 pm
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