Politics and Government

Politics and Government

U.S. sending new special ops force to fight Islamic State

DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

Voters wonder if Cruz can heal Washington's bitter divisions

JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

DON BABWIN, Associated Press

Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future

NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

U.S., Illinois and Champaign County candidates for 2016 primary

Partisan candidates who have filed for March 15 primary election for federal, state and Champaign County races

U.S. Senate

Andrea Zopp, Chicago, Democrat

Tammy Duckworth, Hoffman Estates, Democrat

Napoleon Harris, Harvey, Democrat

Davis, Righter will have primary opponents

SPRINGFIELD — For the second consecutive election, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will have an opponent in the Republican Party primary.

And for the first time, state Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon, will have one too.

And in Champaign County, Democrats have a candidate for county coroner.

Area update: Limestone quarry applies to expand

WATSEKA — A limestone quarry west of Ashkum in northern Iroquois County has applied for a permit from the state to expand its mining operation by 54 acres.

Dems have nearly full slate for Vermilion board

DANVILLE — Several Democratic candidates filed Monday to run for the Vermilion County board, giving the party nearly a full slate in all districts.

Excessive-force suit settlement in works in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A lawsuit alleging two Champaign police officers used excessive force in apprehending a suspect following a single-car accident two years ago could be settled before it ever sees a courtroom.

Calendars show Clinton made time at State for supporters

STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press