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  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 8:05 pm
  • Election numbers show declining civic activity in Oakwood Hills

    OAKWOOD HILLS – Those who filled the first few rows of the standing-room-only crowds at recent Oakwood Hills public hearings account for the total amo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax s ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Oil industry donating to Rauner’s campaign

    SPRINGFIELD – Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for high-volume oil and gas dril ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner’s proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor’s race

    CHICAGO – The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Reick to start tour of 63rd District in Harvard

    HARVARD – Republican candidate Steve Reick is kicking off a town hall tour throughout the 63rd House District.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Rauner says he’ll continue to push for term limits

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said not having a term limits measure on November’s ballot is a temporary setback.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Election board certifies ballot without term limits, Greens

    The Illinois State Board of Elections certified the November ballot without a constitutional amendment on term limits and without an Illinois Green Pa ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:44 pm
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