Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

Illinois voters on Tuesday will be asked to change the state constitution and to weigh in on a trio of non-binding questions legislators could use to guide decisions down the line.

The candidates for an open seat on the Des Moines County Board of Supervisors have different goals for the office.

Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) is confident his message will help him make up ground in his bid to be Iowa's next Governor.

As the campaign for Illinois treasurer winds down, a dispute over the Bright Start program is flaring up.

T.J. Carson

Knox County voters will be asked a second time on Election Day if they want to raise the sales tax by 0.25%.

A former presidential candidate brought some star power to the race for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat Wednesday afternoon.

T.J. Carson

Voters will decide whether to grant the Monmouth-Roseville School District a 75-cent tax rate increase for the education fund.  Salaries and most other day-to-day expenses are paid from that fund.

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.

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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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?

TSPR's Emily Boyer

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

Illinois Public Radio

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

Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

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

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.

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.