The Illinois attorney general's office is looking at a Chicago mayoral candidate's charitable foundation after he's handed out more than $300,000 in cash and checks to local residents.

J.B. Pritzker is doing a listening tour with veterans. The tour included a stop in Peoria Thursday. 

Illinois House Republicans are lashing out at a Democratic suggestion that the state should adopt a graduated income tax.

The Republican floor leader in the Illinois House says a GOP candidate seeking a seat in the General Assembly is unworthy of the post because of his use of sexist and racist language.

A former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor's race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire.

Early voting will be delayed at least one more day in Lake County.

Republican candidate for governor Jeanne Ives says her contentious campaign ad against Gov. Bruce Rauner is an "accurate representation" of policies her rival has endorsed.

A Cook County judge has ruled attorney general candidate Scott Drury be removed from next month's primary ballot over questions about whether he complied with the rules in filing of a statement of economic interest. 

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner likely considered the upcoming election while crafting the state of the state address he gave Wednesday. There's a host of Democratic candidates vying to unseat him - and a single Republican who says she wants to get him out the way during the primary this March. 

Few candidates for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign has pulled a TV ad featuring Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who's facing allegations he blackmailed a woman to keep her quiet about their affair. 

The field of Democrats vying for the chance to replace U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is narrowing. 

The former head of Chicago's police oversight agency plans to run for state attorney general.

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Democratic candidate for Illinois governor Ameya Pawar has selected Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman as his 2018 running mate.

Mike Flynn Republican candidate for Congress talks politics

May 27, 2015

The July 7th primary election to fill the Congressional vacancy created by the resignation of Aaron Schock of Peoria is coming up fast. 

VIDEO: Peoria City Council candidate forum

Mar 7, 2015

On March 7, 2015, a Peoria City Council At-Large Candidate Forum was held at the Peoria Public Library North Branch, and broadcast on Peoria Public Radio. The event was put on by the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria and Peoria Public Radio, with additional support and video production services from George Bean of Focal Point Video

There are six candidates vying for five At-large Peoria City Council seats: Beth Akeson, Katherine Coyle, Beth Jensen, Eric Turner, Chuck Weaver and Ryan Spain.   The forum was moderated by Peoria Public Radio News Director Tanya Koonce.  

You can view a recording of the forum by clicking the YouTube link below. 

A look at the Illinois Green Party

Sep 8, 2014

  The Green Party's candidate for Illinois Governor is going to run as write-in candidate after failing to get on the ballot for the November election. It's been eight years since the party received enough votes to be classified as a major party.  As IPR’s Bill Wheelhouse reports, one political observer say long term success isn't in the cards for third parties:

When voters in northwestern Illinois go to the polls in November, there may be a third name on the ballot for Congress. This week, Bill Fawell, from Galena announced he's running for the 17th District seat now held by East Moline democrat Cheri Bustos.