Municipal elections

In this April 21, 2014 photo, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar speaks at the State of Illinois building in Chicago. Claar who has been mayor of Bolingbrook for 31 years is facing the fight of his career after he angered some residents by hosting a September fundraiser for Donald Trump. His rival, Democrat Jackie Traynere, is getting support from Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and Our Revolution, an offshoot of Bernie Sanders' campaign. (Brian Jackson /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 3:30 pm
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) — In Roger Claar's 31 years as mayor, Bolingbrook has grown from a sleepy town surrounded by farm fields to a diverse Chicago suburb nearly twice as large, with its own airport and even an IKEA. And every four years, Claar has easily won re-election, facing little if any...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer listens to a question during the daily press briefing, Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 30, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has invited the heads of congressional intelligence committees investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election to view materials found by the National Security Council. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says a letter was sent to lawmakers Thursday. It comes after...
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Former Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam declares her victory in the chief executive election of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A Hong Kong committee has chosen the government's former No. 2 official Lam to be the semiautonomous Chinese city's next leader. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 26, 2017 - 6:56 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites...
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Former Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam declares her victory in the chief executive election of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A Hong Kong committee has chosen the government's former No. 2 official Lam to be the semiautonomous Chinese city's next leader. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 26, 2017 - 5:03 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the city's election system in 2014. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites selected Carrie Lam, the Hong...
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March 22, 2017 - 11:38 pm
BRITAIN-PARLIAMENT INCIDENT Police says 5 people died in London attack LONDON (AP) — British police say five people died in the terror attack outside Parliament. Counter-terrorism chief Mark Rowley said one policeman, three civilians and the attacker died. He said a further 40 people were wounded...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:55 pm
BRITAIN-PARLIAMENT INCIDENT Four dead, police believe there was one attacker LONDON (AP) — Details of today's deadly attack in London are becoming clearer. Police now confirm that the man who ran down pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge is the same man who then stabbed to death an armed...
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March 22, 2017 - 4:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A 19-year-old candidate seeking a city council seat in the newly formed city of Stonecrest is headed to a runoff election next month. News outlets report that Mary-Pat Hector, a sophomore at Spellman College, finished second Tuesday to George Turner Jr. in a five-way race in the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on local government in Albany, N.Y. On Thursday, March 16, prosecutors say state and federal probes of de Blasio's fundraising will not result in criminal charges for the mayor or others acting on his behalf. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the facts were insufficient to successfully argue a provable violation of election laws. But he said the actions appear to be "contrary to the intent and spirit of the law." (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
March 16, 2017 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal investigations of Mayor Bill de Blasio's fundraising will not result in criminal charges against him or others acting on his behalf, prosecutors said Thursday as they eliminated an election-year obstacle for the mayor. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on local government in Albany, N.Y. On Thursday, March 16, prosecutors say state and federal probes of de Blasio's fundraising will not result in criminal charges for the mayor or others acting on his behalf. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the facts were insufficient to successfully argue a provable violation of election laws. But he said the actions appear to be "contrary to the intent and spirit of the law." (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
March 16, 2017 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal probes of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's fundraising will not result in criminal charges for the mayor or others acting on his behalf, prosecutors said Thursday. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the facts were insufficient to successfully argue a...
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A gust of wind blows snow back at Roger Lane, a custodian at Yonkers Public School 17, as he clears a sidewalk in front of the school with a snow blower during a snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A 23-month-old in need of a heart transplant has been escorted by snowplows and state police troopers through a heavy snowstorm from one hospital to another in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom...
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