Political groups owe the state of Illinois hundreds of thousands of dollars in overdue fines. All campaign committees must make public who gave them money, and how they spent it. That's the law. And if they file these reports late, they can be fined.
Candidates running in the Illinois primary elections next March can start collecting signatures Tuesday to get on the ballot, a routine campaign activity that has an added twist this year.Candidates for different offices in Illinois are required to collect wildly different numbers of signatures from
The League of Women Voters of Illinois is asking a federal court to order a big change in the highly political, once-a-decade redistricting process. It's the latest suit tied to Illinois' new boundaries for U.S.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is making a rare endorsement in a primary election. The Illinois Democrat is backing Tammy Duckworth's 2012 campaign for Congress.Durbin recruited Tammy Duckworth for a 2006 congressional bid, but the Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient lost to Republican Rep.