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Illinois Democrats Need Obama's Help To Keep His Old Senate Seat

New York Times | James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some Chicagoans grouse that President Obama has reneged on promises to return home regularly. Midway through a desultory, prickly United States Senate...

Alexi Giannoulias Rips David Hoffman For Fundraiser With Federal Prosecutors

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The mud has started to fly in the race for Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat. Just hours after Democratic candidate David Hoffman challenged riv...

Kirk, Giannoulias Haul In Big Bucks For Senate Race, Plus An Unknown Millionare Candidate

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias reported Tuesday his campaign raised $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2009 and has $2.4 million on hand in the r...

Giannoulias Gets Big SEIU Endorsement, Shot From Rival Hoffman

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias earned the endorsement of one of the state's largest unions Thursday, and a shot from a rival in re...

Cheryle Jackson Lands National Endorsement After Making Senate Bid Official (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cheryle Robinson Jackson earned the endorsement of a powerful women's political group Thursday, just one day after officially launching her campaign f...

Democrats Endorse Quinn For Governor, Giannoulias For Senate

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn won the endorsement Friday of the Cook County Democratic Party. Challenger Dan Hynes -- who almost succeeded in getting the party not to e...

David Hoffman Officially Kicks Off Senate Campaign

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman officially launched his campaign to replace Roland Burris as Illinois' junior Senator Thursday, stressi...

Jacob Meister, Chicago Attorney, Entering Democratic Senate Race

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago attorney is running as a Democrat for President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat....

Senate Candidate Giannoulias Backs Gay Marriage

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias said Wednesday he favors legalization of same-sex marriage and, if elected, would seek to repeal a federal law that...

Cheryle Jackson Unveils Senate Race Endorsements, Name Change

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheryle Jackson unveiled a couple of big endorsements and a name change this week. Jackson, the president of the Chi...

Tom Dart For Senate? Anxious Democrats Reportedly Courting Sheriff To Challenge Kirk

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been a rough week for the Democrats hoping to take over President Obama's former Senate seat from retiring incumbent Roland Burris. First, a Ras...

Chris Kennedy Not Running For Senate Or Governor In 2010

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy says he won't run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. Chicago businessm...

Giannoulias Will Lay Off Jackson's Blagojevich Connection 'For Now'

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias say he will not make a big deal of his primary opponent's ties to former Governor Rod Blagojevich - at least for ...

Cheryle Jackson Running For Obama's Old Senate Seat

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A political rookie who was a top aide to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Monday that she intends to run for the U.S. Se...

Cheryle Jackson is Running for the U.S. Senate (I Knew Her When She Was Blago's Press Flack)

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

I met Jackson in the spring of 2003 when I was writing a profile of then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. She was impressive, strong willed and minded and, initially, difficult.

Giannoulias Endorsed By Cullerton For U.S. Senate

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias unveiled another endorsement for his 2010 U.S. Senate campaign Friday. State Senate President John Cullerton announ...

Durbin Aims To Stay Neutral In Senate Race

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Durbin said he "doesn't think the field is complete at this point" for the senate race. Meanwhile, he isn't picking a horse....

Quigley Endorses Giannoulias For Senate

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias continues to rack up endorsements in the race to replace Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate. The latest is...

Giannoulias Fundraising Leads Senate Candidates

Chicago Public Radio | Alex Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Giannoulias' exploratory committee has about $1.6 million to spend on the 2010 election, according to papers filed this week with the Federal Election...

Cheryle Jackson Taking Step Toward Senate Run

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Urban League chief Cheryle Jackson is forming a U.S. Senate exploratory committee -- the last formal step before actually announcing her candi...

Chris Kennedy Planning To Run For U.S. Senate: Sun-Times

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A son of Robert F. Kennedy is planning to run for the U.S. Senate, the Chicago Sun-Times' Michael Sneed reports. Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy ha...

The Changing Face of Illinois Politics

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The political landscape of Chicago and Illinois is destined to change in its black representation. Todd Stroger has been a disappointment. He should go home and not waste the public's time with another run.

Schakowsky Polls For Illinois Senate Seat, Claims Early Lead

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky is seriously considering running for the Senate in 2010 and a new poll she commissioned has the veteran Congresswoman leading...

Blagojevich Targeted Four Potential Obama Replacements In Hunt For $2.3M In Campaign Cash

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI AND DAVE MCKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four potential candidates for President Obama's vacant Senate seat were each to be targeted for contributions by ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign as...

Burris, Stroger Facing Challenges From Black Women As Machine Feels Heat

Chicago Sun-Times | Laura Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's a heady time in African-American politics. Presidents, senators and congressmen are feeling the burn. The old political hands are nervous. The yo...