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Illinois Elections

Money Doesn't Necessarily Lead to Votes

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With news that GOP candidate Bruce Rauner donated $1 million more to his own campaign fund, making it now $6 million he has donated to his own campaign through this election cycle so far, we decided to take a look at five previous candidates in Illinois who attempted to run for office and were all very wealthy.

IL Forbes 400 Members a Force in State Elections

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Forbes magazine recently released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in America. We took a look at the members of this list from Illinois ...

Illinois Polls 2012: What You Need To Know To Vote

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Are you ready to vote, Illinois? It's that time. Here's what you need to know for voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. The closing tim...

Voter Registration Down From 2008 As Deadline Looms

Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago

With a week to go until the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election, registration in Chicago is down by almost a quarter mi...

Dem Candidate Abruptly Drops Out Of Illinois Race

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Citing a neurological illness, Democratic congressional candidate Brad Harriman suddenly dropped out of the contest for the open seat in Illinois' 12t...

ELECTION UNDERWAY: Early Voting Starts Next Monday

Chicago Breaking News | October 6, 2010 5:35 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois voters who don't want to wait until Election Day can head to the polls starting next week. Some early voting sites will open Monday throug...

Illinois Election Results: Pat Quinn Defeats Bill Brady In 2010 Governor's Race

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Election results still trickling in Thursday made it clear Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn won his extremely close bid for a full term, allowi...

Bill Brady Voter: 'I Wish Cook County Would Just Secede From Illinois'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CORRECTION: The original version of this story indicated that Bill Brady said he wished Cook County would secede from Illinois. In fact, a Bill Brady ...

Election Results: Coverage Of Governor, Senate and House Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Check our Live Blog for updates throughout the night as results come in.) Major races for U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives and the govern...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois Election Results And More

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election news and results from throughout Illinois. Updated continuously throughout the evening. ...

LISTEN: Obama Shows Quinn Some Love In New Radio Spot

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama is stepping up his support for local Democratic candidates this month. Last week, he headlined two fundraisers for Senate candidate Al...

Bill Brady Plays Hooky From Senate While Campaigning For Governor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The upcoming elections seem to be distracting lawmakers across the board from doing what they were elected to do in Illinois. Some say we need a tax...

James Warren: Can Republicans Capitalize In November?

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Votes in the Illinois primary elections on Tuesday were being counted just as ABC started the final season of "Lost." The state's Republican Party, ma...

Illinois Primary 2010: Governor, Senate Seat And Cook County Board President Up For Grabs (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At a time of economic turmoil and with the country seemingly divided politically, Illinois voters will have a chance to vote on the first round of can...

Elections By Mail Would Cut Costs, Increase Participation: Governor

WBBM Newsradio | Bob Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As voters trickled to the polls across Illinois for the consolidated off-year elections Tuesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would support a proposal that ...