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Santorum, Romney fight for conservative voters in Illinois

In a battle for conservative voters, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney focused today on Downstate Illinois, far from the biggest media market … Read more ›

Presidential campaign takes center stage in Chicago area today

President Barack Obama hauled in more than $2 million at two fundraisers events today, making a quick stop in downtown Chicago while Republican presidential primary … Read more ›

From the community

Choose DuPage Enhances its Legislative Presence

Lisle, Ill. (March 14, 2012) – Choose DuPage has issued several amendments to their legislative platform and initiatives, clarifying the continued desire to provide a … Read more ›

23rd District Senate Republican candidates Carole Pankau and Randy Ramey talk with the Chicago Tribune editorial board. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / February 3, 2012)

Republicans are slugging it out in suburban Senate and House primaries

Two years ago, state Sen. Kirk Dillard came close to becoming the Republican nominee for governor. Now the veteran lawmaker from Hinsdale is fighting for … Read more ›

Nearly 300 Illinois municipalities will hold votes in the March 20 election on whether to try to buy cheaper electricity from suppliers other than ComEd. Such programs can save homeowners about $200 a year. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 7, 2012)

Voters could help scores of suburbs cut electric bills

Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday’s primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois … Read more ›

Memorial Field at Glenbard West High School (TribLocal file photo)

Glen Ellyn voters will consider Memorial Field lights

Voters in Glen Ellyn will get to have their say on whether lights should be installed at Glenbard West High School’s Memorial Field. The advisory … Read more ›

Candidates, state’s attorney differ on double duty for elected officials

By Annemarie Mannion and Brian Slodysko Tribune reporters Candidates seeking to do double duty believe there’s little chance for conflict if they sit on the … Read more ›

Republican State Rep Randy Ramey held a fundraiser in a cigar club Monday March 5, 2012. (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune / March 11, 2012)

Dueling fundraisers illustrate press for campaign cash

SPRINGFIELD — One of the most contentious Republican primaries in the suburbs played out March 5 not in DuPage County but at dueling fundraisers nearly … Read more ›

Congressional primary endorsements

6th District Rep. Peter Roskam got off relatively easy in the redistricting mess. He’s the only incumbent living in the solidly Republican 6th District. He … Read more ›

Endorsements for Illinois Senate

Dillard earns our endorsement in this Senate race because he gets results. Read more at the Chicago Tribune. Read more ›