Elections

Election 2014
6:20 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Female Politicians on November Ballot

Evelyn Sanguinetti campaigns with State Representatives Norine Hammond and Jil Tracy
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Three of the six state-wide executive positions in Illinois are held by women. Depending on the outcome of the election, up to three could remain filled by women.

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Election 2014
1:54 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Madigan Vs. The Marine

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is escorted by American Legion members at a 2014 convention in Springfield; she's seeking a fourth term.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

The contest for Illinois attorney general pits a long-time incumbent against a prosecutor with international experience.

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Election 2014
3:25 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Constitutional Amendment Would Limit Missouri Governor's Budget Authority

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon during his 2011 State of the State Address.
Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

Who should have the power over the Missouri budget? The legislature, which writes the budget? Or the governor who is constitutionally required to balance it?

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Election 2014
3:12 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Grace Period Registration Could Delay Election Results

A McDonough County resident casts his vote early for the November 2014 election.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

It's possible not all races will be settled on Tuesday, November 4 -- depending on how Illinoisans choose to vote.

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Election 2014
2:23 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Major Illinois Races Neck and Neck

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner debate early this month. Polls indicate a close race.
Credit Illinois Public Radio

Two major races in Illinois are going down to the wire.

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Election 2014
10:03 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

After 22 Years, Crime Victims Back On Illinois Ballot

Attorney General Lisa Madigan, facing away, confers with supporters of Marsy's Law before a news conference at the AG's Springfield office.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

2014 was going to be a banner year for direct democracy in Illinois.

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Election 2014
9:58 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Politicians On Parade

Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to a child at Pilsen's Mexican Independence Day parade.

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 12:52 am

Children across Illinois had the day off from school Monday in honor of Columbus Day. Despite soggy weather, both Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican rival Bruce Rauner celebrated by walking down State St., for Chicago's Columbus Day parade. In an age when campaigns are increasingly high-tech, Amanda Vinicky took to the streets to find out why so many politicians spend so much time pounding the pavement.

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Election 2014
11:28 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Familiar Jabs, Talking Points in First Quinn/Rauner Debate

Governor Pat Quinn, left, and challenger Bruce Rauner at Thursday's debate in Peoria.
Credit Illinois Public Broadcasting

The two leading candidates for Illinois governor met Thursday night in Peoria for the first debate of the election season. Both stuck closely to the ideas they’ve been honing for months on the campaign trail.

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Varies State to State
7:13 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Early Voting in the Tri States

The Lee County Auditor's Office has plenty of busy days ahead with early voting well underway in Iowa
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Thanks to early voting, hundreds of people in the tri states region have already cast their ballots even though the general election is still a few weeks away.

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Election 2014
8:19 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Judge Keeps Libertarians on Illinois Ballot

The Libertarian slate faced several obstacles to make it on the ballot; here, candidates hold a press conference to show how many more signatures they had to turn in to the state elections board, compared with Democrats and Republicans. The party's candidate for governor, Chad Grimm, is just to the left of the podium.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

A Sangamon County judge's decision means Illinois voters in November will see three names for each office at the top of the ballot.

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