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  • Bruce Rauner

    Rauner has support from some non-RepublicansMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he has the backing of some Illinois Democrats and independents. Speaking Thursday at a news conference in downtown Chicago, the Winnetka venture capitalist says he’s received support from more than 20 community leaders.

  • Tom Cullerton

    Cullerton may seek to lead DuPage DemocratsMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The outcome of a precinct committeeman race decided by a small group of Democratic voters in Villa Park may help set the stage for a bigger fight over the party’s leadership in DuPage County. State Sen. Tom Cullerton says he’s considering whether to make a bid to become chairman of the countywide Democratic organization.

  • Peter Breen

    Breen, Sanguinetti likely hanging on to municipal seats — for nowMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Peter Breen, a member of Lombard’s village board, and Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti, a member of the Wheaton City Council, both will be campaigning over the next eight months for offices in state government, but it appears unlikely either one will abandon their municipal seats in the meantime.

  • Ed Sullivan Jr., right, won Tuesday’s GOP primary race for the 51st Illinois House District over challenger Bob Bednar.

    GOP candidates prevail despite gay marriage voteMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban Republican lawmakers who voted in support of same-sex marriage were not penalized by conservative voters in their primary elections Tuesday. State Reps. Tom Cross of Oswego, Ed Sullivan of Mundelein and Ron Sandack of Downers Grove all won their primary bids.

  • Businessman Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife Diana celebrate with supporters after he won the GOP nomination for governor.

    Governor’s race could be most expensive in historyMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The populist political battle between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner could create a cauldron of political advertising for the next eight months, with the two candidates spending more money on the race than any in Illinois history.

  • Bruce Rauner on the campaign trail before Tuesday’s primary.

    Rauner vs. Quinn: Seven issues where they will clashMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The matchup between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner sets up a long campaign to the November election between two candidates each trying to convince middle-class voters he is their champion. Here are seven key issues where they will clash.

  • Treasurer candidate quits raceMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    A day after winning the Democratic Party nomination for Lake County treasurer, Cynthia Plouche has quit the race. A suburban Democratic Party leader confirmed Plouche’s decision to withdraw, citing professional conflicts. Plouche couldn’t be reached for comment.

  • Roughly 57 percent of voters in Lake Park High School District 108 chose not to allow the district to borrow $8.5 million and raise taxes to bring in an additional $390,000 a year to build and operate an indoor aquatic center. This is the third time voters have failed to approve proposals that could have brought a pool to the Roselle school.

    Lake Park looking for options after voters deny poolMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Park High School officials say they don’t know exactly what comes next in their long-running quest to build an indoor aquatic center, but the most pressing pool-related concern has shifted to finding a place for next year’s swimming and diving teams to practice and compete. “Everyone is heartbroken because we really felt we’d done a good job of getting the word out and letting people make a good choice based on the facts,” said Lisa Gregor, president of a citizens group called People for a Pool.

  • From left, Steven Andersson, Debbie Miller and Dan Ugaste were candidates in the GOP race for 65th state House District.

    Andersson cites focus on state finances for 65th state House winMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Steven Andersson won the GOP nomination in the 65th District state House race Tuesday night.

  • Darlene Senger of Naperville celebrates Tuesday night after winning the Republican nomination in the 11th Congressional District. She’ll move on to face Democratic incumbent Bill Foster in the general election.

    Senger victorious in 11th Congressional DistrictMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Darlene Senger of Naperville won her hard-fought Republican primary Tuesday and will advance to challenge Democratic incumbent Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District in the November general election.

  • Businessman Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife Diana, right, celebrate with supporters as Rauner claimed victory in becoming the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

    Images: The Primary ElectionMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Images from Primary Election night in the suburbs of Chicago and the State of Illinois. Republican candidate Bruce Rauner advanced to face off against Governor Pat Quinn in November. Congressional nominees and state House nominees were also selected.

  • Keith Wheeler Republican candidate for 50th District Representative

    Wheeler gets the GOP nod for 50th state House runMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oswego resident Keith Wheeler credited his stance on what to do to fix the state's finances as the major reason Republican voters nominated him Tuesday to run in the general election for the state 65th House seat.

  • Dennis Anderson, Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District, views election returns with his wife, Susan Glad-Anderson, Tuesday night at a Huntley restaurant.

    Anderson to meet Hultgren in 14th District rematchMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dennis Anderson wins the nod from the Dems in the 14th Congressional District, easily defeating John Hosta in Tuesday's primary.

  • Christine Winger

    Winger declares win in 45th House GOP primaryMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    In the four-way race to determine which Republican will run for the 45th District state House seat in November, Christine Winger of Wood Dale declared victory Tuesday night with a lead of less than 400 votes. With all the DuPage County precincts and four of five Cook County precincts reporting, unofficial totals show Winger with 3,554 votes -- more than opponents Seth Lewis, Daniel Brinkman and T.J. Lewis.

  • 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.

  • Voters rejected Round Lake Area Unit District 116’s request to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations.

    Voters reject Dist. 116’s request to borrow for high schoolMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 was rejected Tuesday in its request to borrow $29 million for high school expansion and renovation. With all 18 precincts counted, unofficial totals showed 800 against and 657 in favor. Ballot wording for the $29 million borrowing request did not seek approval for a property tax increase and specified the work would be done at Round Lake High School.

  • Ron Sandack

    Sandack claims narrow victory in 81st HouseMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    In the 81st District, state Rep. Ron Sandack says he narrowly survived a challenge from fellow Downers Grove Republican Keith Matune for his party’s nomination for the seat in Tuesday’s primary election. Sandack claimed 6,744 votes while Matune got 6,590, according to unofficial election results.

  • Jeanne Ives

    Ives named Republican nominee in 42nd House raceMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Incumbent Jeanne Ives on Tuesday laid claim to the Republican nomination in the race for the 42nd state House district. With all precincts reporting, unofficial counts show Ives, a freshman representative from Wheaton, with 63 percent of the votes. Challenger Adam Johnson of Warrenville has 37 percent.

  • Peter Breen posts campaign signs outside Capone’s restaurant in Lombard Tuesday, where his Election Night party was located. Breen took the Republican nomination in the 48th House district, ousting longtime Rep. Sandra Pihos from her seat, according to unofficial election results.

    Breen takes Republican nomination in 48th House raceMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lombard trustee Peter Breen has taken the Republican nomination in the 48th House district, ousting longtime Rep. Sandra Pihos from her seat, according to unofficial election results. With all precincts reporting, Breen garnered about 57 percent of the vote, while Pihos, of Glen Ellyn, received about 43 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.

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