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Illinois Election

Jobs News Could Be A Boon For Dem Governor In Tense Race

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon highli...

Rauner, Oberweis Win Illinois Primaries

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican nominee for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says Gov. Pat Quinn is a failure and "we're going to get him gone th...

Bruce Rauner Wins GOP Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY SARA BURNETT & SOPHIA TAREEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) — Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for I...

Rauner Wins Race To Challenge Pat Quinn

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Bruce Rauner has won the Republican primary to challenge Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in his reelection race this fall, the Associated Press reports. ...

Oberweis Wins Primary In Illinois Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Jim Oberweis defeated Doug Truax in Tuesday's Republican Senate primary in Illinois, the Associated Press reports. Oberweis, who was el...

Oberweis Wins Race To Challenge Dick Durbin

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — A state legislator and dairy magnate has defeated a suburban Chicago businessman in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Illinoi...

Pat Quinn Wins Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) won the Tuesday primary to again be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, the Associated Press reports. Quinn, who was...

Voters Head To The Polls In Illinois Primary

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Voters in heavily Democratic Illinois go to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will set the November slate for governor, U....

Wealthy Candidates: Plenty of Cash, Low on Charisma

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Chicago Sun-Times takes a look at why wealthy candidates have generally not found success in Illinois elections and the Chicago Tribune looks at the many homes of wealthy candidate Bruce Rauner.

LOOK: Illinois Election Results

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Below you can find the Illinois election results for the 2012 presidential election and the state's House races. President Barack Obama, who former...

Obama Poised To Win 20 Electoral Votes Over Romney In Home State

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama is expected to win 20 electoral votes over Mitt Romney in the Illinois election on Tuesday. The president carried his home state in 20...

Mark Blumenthal

Illinois Polls Have Good News For Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has been steadily building a lead in pledged delegates, but Tuesday's Illinois primary may be where he regains the perceptio...

Santorum Rallying In Pennsylvania Tuesday Night, Not Illinois

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Illinois voters go to the polls Tuesday, but Rick Santorum will hold an election night rally in his home state of Pennsylvania, a sign that...

Primary Election Guide: Key Races To Watch

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

With the Illinois primary election Tuesday, much attention has focused on the GOP presidential candidates' jockeying for the support of the state's pr...

Early Voting Ends Thursday As Primary Races Heat Up

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

Illinois voters on Thursday face their final opportunity to vote early in advance of the March 20 primary election. As the Associated Press reports...

Voting For Judges In Illinois: What You Should Know

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Among the long list of elected officials Illinois voters will be asked to select this year are the judges. Yeah -- we know -- many of you skip over th...

PHOTOS: Fierce Opponents Bury The Hatchet At Billy Goat Beer Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The race for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Obama was a rough one. The negative ads seemed endless and harsh words were relentless--b...

PHOTOS: Candidates Vote, Celebrate And Concede

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For some, Tuesday was a day of relief and celebration. For others, it was a day of great loss. In any case, it was Democracy. Voter turnout in Chica...

Illinois Can't Afford Special Election: State Officials

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Election officials statewide say they don't have the money to pay for a special election that could be held to fill President-elect Ba...

Attorney General To Monitor Election

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says 166 teams of investigators throughout the state will be monitoring the general election. Madigan says it...