Top News

Crowded field of Atty Gen candidates place differing emphasis on priorities for state's top law office

John Breslin Nov. 13, 2017, 5:13pm

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden announcement earlier this year declining to seek another term has led to an avalanche of candidates announcing intentions to run on the Democratic side, while Republican Erika Harold remains unchallenged in seeking her party's nomination.

Challenger in Cook County Assessor's race asks court to unmask creators of sham campaign websites

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 18, 2017, 6:45pm

A Democrat running to unseat incumbent Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios has asked a court to help him unmask the people he claims are responsible for creating sham websites and social media pages for his campaign.

Appellate panel says County Board within constitutional bounds to empower Inspector General to investigate Berrios

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 9, 2015, 4:05pm

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, who also serves as chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party, has lost another round in court in his attempt to avoid turning over documents demanded by the county’s Inspector General as part of the IG’s investigation of allegations Berrios’ office improperly granted an assessor’s office employee a special property tax exemption.

Cook County Democratic Party makes endorsements for judicial spots on March 2016 primary ballot

Hoang Tran Oct. 15, 2015, 11:54am

The Democratic Party of Cook County has endorsed its candidates for the judicial benches in the Cook County Circuit Court and Illinois First District Appellate Court, and party officials said they believe the "diverse" group represents the region well.