Three local Democrat House members seeking re-election next week are among the top beneficiaries of campaign cash raining down from House Speaker Mike Madigan, whose interests in recent weeks have been showered with greenbacks from the trial bar.
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"Judges Behaving Badly" is a new category being used by the Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) to assess judges seeking retention in next week's general election.
Taxes. It's the number one reason Jason Madlock of Centreville seeks election as a Republican to the 114th House District in hopes of unseating incumbent LaToya Greenwood (D-East St. Louis).
A chief organizer in the effort to dissolve the financially distressed Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) in next Tuesday's election is calling on voters not to "sit this one out."
'Uncle Mike' video suggests voter fraud at care facilities; Incumbent calls ad 'cruel' and 'inappropriate'
An Alton woman says in a campaign video that when she learned her Uncle Mike has been voting from a residential facility in Godfrey that cares for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, she felt someone was using him.
The race for the 112th House District between incumbent Katie Stuart (D-Collinsville) and Republican challenger Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon has tightened - with internal polling showing Kay taking a two-point lead, up from a four-point deficit in polling conducted last week.
While a Russian hack into the state's voter database didn't alter election results in 2016, the threat of a more serious attack this year motivated Illinois election officials to partner with one of the most highly-trained cyber security forces around to deal in real time with potential breaches.
Election judges and poll watchers were shut out in '16, suit claims; Republican seeks injunction for access
A lawsuit filed Monday seeks an injunction requiring Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza to make election night vote counting open to all election judges and poll watchers.
A “taxpayer revolt rally” is set to take place next Wednesday in Collinsville in opposition to what organizers say are “extreme taxes” being proposed as solutions to the state’s disastrous financial situation.
Republican candidate for a permanent seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court, Justice David Overstreet, steers clear of addressing "trigger" issues for the trial bar - "frivolous" litigation and "caps" on damages - in questions posed by the Illinois Civil Justice League.
Voters in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit - St. Clair, Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Washington counties - will be asked in next month's election whether circuit judges Andrew Gleeson (chief judge), Zina Cruse (at large judge) and Daniel Emge (Washington County resident judge) should be retained - yes or no.
If there's one concern common among voters in St. Clair County Board District 8 it's high property taxes, according to Republican candidate Deborah Brennan.
Cruse describes new bail reform law aimed at helping poor people, amidst criticism from Justice for Kane and radio host's racial slurs
The leader of a grassroots group seeking to oust St. Clair County Circuit Judge Zina Cruse from office in next month's election refutes claims that there's a racial component to the anti-retention effort.
CARBONDALE - Democrat J.B. Pritzker has a 22-point lead over incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner in the race for governor, according to a Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll released Tuesday.
Local Democrat organizations have benefited from big money flowing from candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker who has invested $104 million of his personal wealth into election efforts this season.
Wood River Levee District secretary and treasurer Jamie L. Butkovich, 37, has been charged with theft of between $10,000 and $100,000 and official misconduct, amid reports that at least one employee of the district was having "paycheck problems."
County chair calls for forensic audit of Wood River levee district; Gibbons calls it irresponsible to discuss open investigations
Calling for a forensic audit of the Wood River Drainage and Levee District over possible misappropriation of funds has become the latest tussle between political rivals in Madison County government.
The Department of Insurance will be conducting an audit of the Cahokia Police Pension Fund.
An O'Fallon attorney who's been involved in voter integrity initiatives as a volunteer for six years and who's also running for circuit judge in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit said he is "very disturbed" by a video circulating on social media of a local labor leader encouraging people to "vote early and often," as in "East St. Louis."
The race to fill an open seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court has seen an infusion of trial lawyer campaign cash in recent weeks - from near and far.