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  • Images: Bruce Rauner Claims Victory in Race for Governor Nov 5, 2014 1:12 AM
    Images of Election Night as Bruce Rauner claimed victory over Pat Quinn in the race for Governor of the State of Illinois.

     
  • Kramer will be next Kane County sheriff Nov 4, 2014 11:58 PM
    It took him two tries, but Donald Kramer didn’t give up and achieved his goal to become the next Kane County sheriff and to follow in his father’s footsteps.

     
  • Auger wins rematch for 23rd Kane board seat Nov 4, 2014 11:15 PM
    In a rematch of a race that was decided two years ago by a few percentage points, Republican Maggie Auger once again was elected to the Kane County Board’s 23rd District seat.

     
  • Prim wins race for McHenry County sheriff Nov 4, 2014 11:21 PM
    Republican Bill Prim has won the race for McHenry County sheriff by a wide margin. Prim, 55, of Cary, had 41,320 votes, or about 60 percent of total votes, compared to Independent Jim Harrison, 56, of Johnsburg, who had 27,028 votes, with 209 of 212 precincts reporting. The unofficial tally does not include early votes, as well as provisional and late absentee ballots.

     
  • Carla Wyckoff shows lead for Lake County clerk Nov 4, 2014 11:00 PM
    GOP’s Carla Wyckoff led opponent Democrat Janet Kilkelly to victory in the Lake County clerk’s race, according to unofficial tallies Tuesday.

     
  • Cronin wins second term as DuPage County Board chairman Nov 5, 2014 12:32 AM
    Dan Cronin secured a second term as DuPage County Board chairman by defeating Democratic challenger Robert Peickert. Cronin received nearly 65 percent of the unofficial vote totals. “I’m excited,” he said. “I love my job.”

     
  • GOP’s Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran notches easy win against Democrat Patt Nov 4, 2014 10:49 PM
    Republican Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran withstood a tough campaign from Democratic challenger Jason Patt to secure four more years in his job. With all 415 precincts counted late Tuesday, Curran took home 114,268 votes, unofficial totals show. Patt received 75,651 tallies.

     
  • Hot races in Lake County Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Many incumbent candidates in federal, state and local governments have faced stiff, and often contentious challenges, during what has been a heated and often nasty midterm election campaign. The Lake County ballot contains several hot races, including the 10th Congressional, Lake County Sheriff and the 62nd and 59th state legislative districts.

     
  • Hot races in the Fox Valley Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    New sheriffs will be elected in Kane and McHenry counties on Tuesday. They are among the most hotly contested countywide and legislative contests on the ballot for Fox Valley voters this year.

     
  • Hot races in the Tri-Cities area Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Kane County sheriff's race highlights a roster of election contests Tuesday that are guaranteed to produce a new office holder. Other hotly contested races include: Kane County Board District 11, the 14th and 11th Congressional Districts, and the 50th State House seat.

     
  • Hot races in DuPage County Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Voters throughout DuPage County will travel to the polls on Tuesday to pick who will represent them at the county, state and congressional level. Here’s a look at four of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

     
  • Kane County sets up hotline for election complaints Nov 2, 2014 4:28 PM
    An election complaint hotline will be staffed by the Kane County prosecutors on Tuesday; a Carol Stream teen gets eight years in prison for a 2013 carjacking in South Elgin; State's attorney comments on Batavia man guilty of marijuana trafficking.

     
  • Residency questions plague Cook County 12th judicial race Oct 30, 2014 5:48 PM
    Questions about residency and qualifications dog the candidates running in Cook County’s 12th judicial subcircuit, which encompasses parts of Maine, Wheeling, Elk Grove, New Trier and Northfield townships.

     
  • McHenry County sheriff candidates want to curb costs Oct 27, 2014 5:45 PM
    The race for McHenry County sheriff pits a candidate with legal and business experience against another with extensive police experience. Republican Bill Prim, 55, of Cary, retired as a Des Plaines police commander after a 27-year career. He now works as a court security office in Lake County. Independent James T. “Jim” Harrison, 56, of Johnsburg, served eight years as a McHenry County Sheriff’s deputy and has run a law firm in Woodstock since 1991. His clients have included the county and the sheriff’s office.

     
  • Schneider, Dold talk immigration and jobs at North Chicago forum Oct 27, 2014 5:30 AM
    Immigration reform and jobs were front and center Sunday at a candidates forum featuring the two nominees in the hotly contested 10th Congressional District race, Republican challenger Bob Dold and Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider. Lake County sheriff's candidates also spoke at the forum in North Chicago.

     
  • DuPage candidates strongly differ on stormwater fee Oct 27, 2014 3:05 PM
    A state law that gave DuPage County the ability to impose a stormwater utility fee continues to divide county board candidates. District 4 county board incumbent Grant Eckhoff says he would support adopting the fee as a way to pay for flood relief projects throughout DuPage. But Jeremy Custer, Eckhoff’s challenger in the Nov. 4 election, is opposed to the fee.

     
  • Kane sheriff hopefuls explain why each deserves your vote Oct 23, 2014 5:27 AM
    As early voting begins, the two men running to be the next Kane County sheriff state their cases for why they should succeed Pat Perez. Don Kramer, a Geneva Republican, hopes to follow in his father's footsteps as sheriff; Willie Mayes Sr., an Aurora Democrat, cites his law enforcement experience and community involvement.

     
  • Sheriff’s candidates debate adding marine deputies Oct 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    Lake County sheriff candidate Jason Patt says more needs to be done to enforce laws and patrol waterways like the Chain O’ Lakes, but incumbent Sheriff Mark Curran said that would mean cuts in other important services.

     
  • Berlin rejects DuPage clerk candidate’s request for investigation Oct 20, 2014 1:06 PM
    DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says there's no evidence to support a claim that county clerk candidate Paul Hinds improperly used county employees to notorize his nominating papers.

     
  • DuPage candidates differ on consolidating fire districts Oct 19, 2014 6:14 AM
    DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer says county officials are “moving too fast” to consolidate fire districts and fire departments. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election — District 4 incumbent Grant Eckhoff — insists he’s already waited five years to see progress made on the fire consolidation issue.

     
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