A recap of the results for contested races in Lewis and Clark Counties in northeast Missouri.

A self-described "politics junkie" said he won't be beholden to anyone if he is elected attorney general in Illinois.

Rich Egger

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is selling his budget plan as a way to better fund schools. But that money doesn't come right away.

  Plenty can, and will, happen before voters go to the polls in November to chose their next governor. But a central theme of the campaign emerged Wednesday, when Gov. Pat Quinn proposed making permanent what was supposed to have been a temporary hike in the state's income tax. His Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner, favors letting the increase lapse.

Chairman Ernie Schiller wants to remain on the Lee County Board of Supervisors for four more years.

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Voter turnout is usually low for primaries and it was even lower for Tuesday’s elections in west central Illinois.

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Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has been declared winner of the Republican primary for Illinois governor.

Randy Frese won the Republican primary for state representative, while the results were a mixed bag for local governments with referenda on the ballot.

The field for Iowa's June 3 primary is taking shape and what it shows is that southeast Iowa voters will have few choices to make in the state and federal races.

Rich Egger

A man who says he was a victim of sexual harassment by Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has submitted a letter of resignation.

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The four men competing for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor met in Peoria Thursday night for a live debate broadcast on public radio and television stations across the state.

Brian Mackey

The Illinois State Board of Elections is putting a stop to a practice that's allowed political campaigns to hide some of their spending.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says his 5th term in office has been all about leading the state's "comeback."

It cost the city of Keokuk more than expected to seat one of its city council members.

Incumbents went 1 for 2 during Tuesday’s run-off elections in Keokuk and Fort Madison.