Candidates running for Cook County offices on next year's ballot began filing their petitions on Monday.Three county-wide offices are up for election in 2012, including the State's Attorney and the Circuit Court ClerkClerk David Orr said early filings indicate those three races might be less competi
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state's new collective bargaining law was defeated Tuesday after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment.In a political blow to GOP Gov.
Justices on the Illinois Supreme Court say they'll stop using their recall power to reappoint Cook County judges who have lost their elections.A court spokesman tells the Chicago Tribune that the justices reached that decision privately months ago.The Tribune reported Friday that t
A bill Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed aims to limit the chaotic nature of judicial candidate filings in Cook County.Under the new law (Senate Bill 1586), candidates for judge will no longer be allowed to file for multiple races.