The Daily Northwestern

Know your ballot: State comptroller race heats up over state budget crisis

Robin Opsahl, Managing Editor

November 3, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

The race for state comptroller in Illinois, usually a low-profile election, has had over $12 million dollars poured into the two candidates’ campaigns, as Republicans and Democrats in the state fight over the position controlling...

Experts discuss ‘unprecedented’ level of spending in Illinois campaigns

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 18, 2016

Filed under City, Local, State

Huge amounts of money are being poured into some Illinois state house races, but it may not end up making a difference due to the impact of Donald Trump’s candidacy on down-ballot races, several political experts said at a panel...

Evanston representative Daniel Biss drops out of comptroller race

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

November 23, 2015

Filed under City, Politics

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) announced Monday he would exit the race for Illinois comptroller. Biss entered the race to challenge Republican incumbent Leslie Munger last spring. Shortly thereafter, Chicago city clerk...