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Illinois Democratic Party

Audit: Metra Payout Unnecessary

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Patronage, clout, hush money, misuse of public funds... there are so many ways the events surrounding the departure of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford have exploded into the biggest Illinois scandal of the summer.

Illinois Democrats Pick Up The Pace On Campaign Trail

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With 10 days go to until the election, Illinois candidates picked up the pace on the campaign trail Saturday, trying to round up suppo...

Blagojevich Drama A Campaign Distraction For Illinois Democrats

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Alexi Giannoulias had planned to talk jobs. The Democrat in a tight race for President Barack Obama's former Senate seat wan...

Sheila Simon Will Be Pat Quinn's Running Mate In Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a long and dramatic few months, Illinois Democrats finally found a running mate for Governor Pat Quinn--and are hoping that Sheila Simon will he...

Report: Sheila Simon Is Pat Quinn's Choice For Running Mate

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Sheila Simon, daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, is Gov. Pat Quinn's choice for a running mate, a top source told the Sun-Times...

Alexi Giannoulias Leading Mark Kirk, New Poll Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the news of Sen. Evan Bayh's abrupt retirement on Monday, even more pressure was placed on Democrats to win President Obama's former Senate seat ...