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  • Grant Eckhoff

    Eckhoff, Custer, Wiley take early leads DuPage board racesMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Incumbent Grant Eckhoff has moved out to a big early lead in his bid to become the Republican Party’s nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board.

  • Kathleen Willis

    Willis wins Democratic nod in 77th House raceMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two years ago, Kathleen Willis of Addison beat longtime incumbent Angelo “Skip” Saviano for the 77th state House seat. This year’s election is proving easier, as unofficial results show Willis with a decisive victory over her challenger in the Democratic primary, Antonio “Tony” Favela of Melrose Park.

  • Bill Lenert

    Three new faces on Kane Co. BoardMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Primary winners are Don Ishmael, Bill Lenert and John Martin in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11. None have November opponents.

  • Santos, Avila, Bradford lead for MWRD boardMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cynthia Santos, Frank Avila and Tim Bradford appear to have cruised to easy victories in the Democratic primary for three nominations to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board. With about 98 percent of the precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, unofficial totals show incumbent Santos with 112,573 votes, or 18.3 percent; incumbent Avila with 111,120 votes, or 18 percent; and Bradford with 107,243 votes, or 17.4 percent.

  • Don Harmon

    Harmon cruises to Democratic primary winMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Longtime incumbent state Sen. Don Harmon, fending off a 39th Senate District Democratic primary challenge Tuesday night, says he still has a lot of things to accomplish during the remainder of his current term, and if he is elected in November to a fifth term.

  • Jason Patt

    Patt secures Democratic nod for Lake County sheriffMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Democrat Jason Patt received the votes needed to face off against Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran in the November general election. "I want to thank all my supporters around Lake County who helped make this victory possible," Patt said Tuesday.

  • Dart easily wins nomination for re-electionMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart won the Democratic nomination in his bid for a third term Tuesday, easily outpacing the three other candidates in the primary. With 52 precincts still uncounted — 23 in Chicago and 29 in Cook County — Dart had 171,006 votes to 35,244 for William “Bill” Evans, his closest opponent.

  • Mo Khan

    Mo Khan declares victory in 20th House Democratic primaryMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    A political newcomer declared victory Tuesday night as he held a slim lead in the 20th House District Democratic primary election race. With 84 of 85 precincts reporting, Mo Khan led Jerry Acciari 2,200 to 2,043 votes, according to unofficial returns.

  • Art Niewiardowski

    Niewiardowski defeats Lietzow in Elk Grove GOP raceMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    An establishment Republican, Art Niewiardowski, defeated a young GOP activist in a bitter intraparty fight for Elk Grove Township Republican committeeman. Other winners in committeeman races were Democrat Steve Caramelli in Hanover Township, Republican Char Foss-Eggemann in Maine Township and Democrat Matt Flamm in Palatine Township.

  • Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh are Republican candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat.

    8th District primary among suburbs’ hottest racesMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP rivals Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh started their campaigns seeing eye to eye on most every major issue. Distinctions between the two boiled down to their professional backgrounds. But these personal differences quickly escalated into much more. That's among several key races Northwest suburban voters will be deciding in Tuesday's primary.

  • Steve Caramelli

    Hanover Township trustees vying for Democratic committeemanMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    The race for Hanover Township committeeman has one candidate taking aim at the other's loyalty to the party. Steve Caramelli will square off against Howard Krick in the March 18 primary election. Both are Hanover Township trustees.

  • Mo Khan

    Two Democrats running in 20th House primaryMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Democratic voters in Illinois’ 20th House District - Des Plaines, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Niles and the Northwest side of Chicago - will choose from two candidates Tuesday, both political newcomers. Mohammed “Mo” Khan, 28, of Park Ridge, an aide to Hillary Clinton during her presidential bid, is facing Niles resident Jerry Acciari, a retired Lincolnwood police lieutenant.

  • Dart’s challengers says sheriff’s department morale is lowMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Experience" is the word in the race for the Democratic nomination for Cook County Sheriff. Sheriff Tom Dart has run the department for eight years, but his three opponents all say the office needs a leader with hands-on experience in law enforcement.

  •  Then-Rep.-elect Gloria Negrete McLeod, a California Democrat. It took barely a year in Congress for McLeod to decide that she could do more for her California constituents by serving in county government.

    One term is plenty for California congresswomanMar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    “If you compare this Congress to any other Congress in history, it’s the worst in terms of getting things done. The people who came here with the expectation that this would be a vibrant legislative process have pretty good reason to be disappointed. It’s not a mystery that states and municipalities are moving much faster on many of these issues than the Congress is,” says Rep. George Miller, a California Democrat who was first elected to the House in 1975 and is retiring this year.

  •  Ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in New Orleans.

    Documents detail Hillary Clinton’s political evolutionFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    A cache of confidential communications among Clinton and her political image-makers was released to the public Friday, detailing the strategic machinations behind her evolution from a political spouse to a political leader in her own right. The secret memos open a rare window into the meticulous and intense efforts to manage Clinton’s public image during her and President Bill Clinton’s tumultuous eight years in office.

  • Attorney Bob Galhotra, left, is challenging Democratic incumbent Don Harmon in the 39th state Senate District.

    Challenger takes issue with Harmon’s vote on pensionsFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Senate 39th District Democratic primary race betwen a longtime state senator and his challenger may center on a key vote taken by the incumbent on state pension reform. State Sen. Don Harmon was one of 30 senators to vote for pension reform legislation. His opponent, Bob Galhotra, is taking exception with that vote.

  • Endorsements: Ishmael, Martin, Taylor for Kane County BoardFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Donald Ishmael, Melisa Taylor and John Martin for office in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11.

  • Mo Khan

    Endorsements: Khan for House Dist. 20, DemocratFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Mohamed "Mo" Khan of Park Ridge in the Democratic primary for the 20th House seat.

  • Upper from left, Sylvester Baker, Jr, and Sheriff Tom Dart, and lower from left, William Evans and Palka Tadeusz.

    Challengers critical of Cook sheriff’s electronic monitoring planFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Challengers for the Democratic nomination for Cook County sheriff are criticizing Sheriff Thomas J. Dart’s agreement to hand some electronic monitoring authority to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Electronic monitoring for people awaiting trial or nonviolent offenders serving short sentences is seen as a way to reduce overcrowding at Cook County Jail, which the federal government has been monitoring for decades.

  • Frank McPartlin: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Frank McPartlin, running for Cook County board District 9

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