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  • Quinn, Duckworth to address Schaumburg Democrats Sep 17, 2014 4:20 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth will be the keynote speakers at the Schaumburg Area Democrats’ annual Meet the Candidates Breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 12, at Chandler’s Chophouse & Grill, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.

  • Quinn criticizes NFL owners with dig at Rauner Sep 17, 2014 7:05 PM
    The NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case cropped up in Illinois’ gubernatorial race Wednesday when Gov. Pat Quinn indirectly called on his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers — to condemn domestic violence.

  • GOP appeal seeks to knock Libertarian off ballot Sep 17, 2014 11:08 PM
    A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot. Circuit Judge Patrick Kelley heard arguments Wednesday in Springfield over the appeal, in which the GOP attorneys question the validity of the voter signatures Chad Grimm, a Lake Zurich High School alumnus now living in Peoria, gathered to get on the ballot. Grimm could draw votes that otherwise would go to Republican candidate Bruce Rauner. Attorneys representing the Libertarians had asked a judge to dismiss the case, arguing the Sangamon County court did not have proper jurisdiction. The court overruled that motion on the grounds that the State Board of Elections meeting was held via video conference in Springfield as well as in Chicago. The State Board of Elections decided last month to allow Grimm to appear on the ballot alongside Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. At the same time, the board ruled that Green Party, Constitution and Independent candidates should not be included on the ballot because the parties gathered too few valid signatures. Democratic Party attorneys had challenged the validity of the signatures for the Green candidate, who could have taken votes away from Quinn.

  • Rauner: Let voters recall lawmakers Sep 17, 2014 4:54 PM
    Bruce Rauner wants to let voters recall lawmakers. Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to use recall as his shield against Rod Blagojevich connections, but the policy fits in with Rauner's anti-Springfield message.

  • Moeller, Meyer in race for 43rd House Sep 17, 2014 7:30 PM
    From factoids such as history being their favorite school subject to their positions on education and the income tax, it might seem difficult at first glance to pinpoint the differences between the two candidates running for the 43rd House District. Incumbent Anna Moeller, 42, is running against Republican challenger Jeffrey Meyer, an attorney. Both are from Elgin.

  • Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race Sep 16, 2014 8:17 AM
    An Illinois state representative showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the state House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant against Democrats, complete with hollering, paper-throwing and fist-waving.

  • Lake County election ballot now online Sep 16, 2014 6:01 PM
    Registered Lake County voters can preview the official November election ballot online at using the “What’s on My Ballot?” link.

  • Schneider gets endorsement from union that backed Dold in 2012 Sep 16, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Illinois Education Association, a labor union for teachers, has changed horses and endorsed U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider in his re-election bid against former congressman Robert Dold. The union backed Dold two years ago when he lost to Schneider in a close race.

  • Chicago Bar Association releases judge recommendations Sep 16, 2014 7:28 PM
    The Chicago Bar Association releases its recommendations for judicial candidates running in the general election in November.

  • Sides in Scottish referendum make final push Sep 16, 2014 4:23 PM
    The two sides in Scotland’s independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. The pitch of the debate has grown increasingly urgent. Anti-independence campaigners argue that separation could send the economy into a tailspin, while the Yes side accuses its foes of scaremongering.

  • New subpoena issued for anti-violence program Sep 16, 2014 4:31 PM
    Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program, state officials confirmed Tuesday.

  • Scotland took long road to independence vote Sep 16, 2014 4:23 PM
    Independence campaigners hope voters will finish Scotland’s incomplete journey to statehood by backing separation from Britain in a referendum on Thursday. Polls suggest the outcome will be close. For many people south of the Scottish-English border, the idea that Scotland might leave the United Kingdom has come as a recent shock. But it has been decades, even centuries, in the making.

  • Rauner tours Elk Grove factory, talks jobs Sep 16, 2014 5:38 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stopped in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday morning to tour a local manufacturing company and talk about his plans to help Illinois businesses before making a statement on medical marijuana in Chicago.

  • Term limits needed in Arlington Hts. Sep 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Keith Moens argues that the will of Arlington Heights residents is to have their village board representatives be subject to term limits.

  • Springfield cemetery restoring Abe Lincoln’s vault Sep 15, 2014 5:07 PM
    A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln’s body is set to be restored for an upcoming event that will mark the anniversary of his 1865 funeral in Springfield.

  • Veteran Link versus newcomer Wilson for Lake County state senate seat Sep 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Despite a sizable advantage in campaign funding over an upstart opponent, a longtime state senator from Lake County says the political climate dictates he work as hard as ever before the November election.

  • Four universities to compete for Obama library Sep 15, 2014 5:17 PM
    The University of Hawaii, New York’s Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago have until December to submit formal, in-depth proposals detailing their vision for the Obama presidential library.

  • Three Woodland school board seats up for election next year Sep 15, 2014 5:55 PM
    Three seats on the seven-member Woodland Elementary District 50 board of education will be filled in the April 7 election. Candidates elected to the seats in the Gurnee-based district will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2019.

  • Governor candidates focus on business, hiring Sep 15, 2014 9:18 PM
    Illinois’ gubernatorial campaigns clashed over business dealings and state hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate accusing Republican businessman Bruce Rauner of profiting “from fraud” and Rauner calling hiring under Quinn’s Department of Transportation a “scam.”

  • Rauner's education plan raises eyebrows Sep 15, 2014 2:50 PM
    Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the most recent education ideas being pushed in Illinois by Bruce Rauner, the Republican businessman challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this fall.

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