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Illinois Fifth District Race

Chicago's Special Election is a Waste: Fill Vacancies in One Election, Not Two

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

The special general election is a waste of time, money and resources. Taxpayers will shell out almost $2 million when the result has been a foregone conclusion for a month.

Mike Quigley Earns Second Tribune Endorsement As General Election Nears

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So we're here to make it official: The Tribune endorses Quigley in the general election. And we're mighty pleased to do so. ...

Early Voting Starts For 5th Congressional District Seat

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Early voting begins this morning for a replacement for Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District and also for a number of suburban races....

Feigenholtz May Seek Quigley's County Board Seat, Source Says

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Undoubtedly, the County hospital would profit from Feigenholtz's health care zeal and expertise, but too many depend on her in Springfield. She's needed there.

Board Wants Mail-In Special Elections After Emanuel Race Cost $33 Per Vote

Associated Press | F.N. D'ALESSIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Elections unanimously recommended Wednesday shifting to a mail-in system for single office special elections, saying such a syste...

The Rahm Emanuel Replacement Race In 300 Seconds (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Josh Kalven and his team at Progress Illinois have condensed the special election primary battle for Rahm Emanuel's Congressional seat into a sharp fi...

Mike Quigley Wins Democratic Primary To Replace Rahm Emanuel In Congress

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 11:00 P.M. Though poised to follow Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich and Dan Rostenkowski as the Congressman from Illinois' Fifth District, Cook C...

The Hideout Endorses Tom Geoghegan For Congress

Tim Tuten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tim Tuten

For 30 years, Tom Geoghegan has fought on behalf of steelworkers, nurses, taxi drivers, immigrants, union workers and those trying to unionize. As a regular who became an owner of the Hideout, I wholeheartedly support Tom Geoghegan for Congress and ask that you do the same.

All Emanuel Replacement Candidates Make Case In 30 Seconds (LISTEN)

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are 23 candidates running to replace Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District. We asked each of them to give us their 30 second pitch....

Daley's Candidate in the Illinois Fifth Congressional District Election: Feigenholtz?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Why would Feigenholtz have the Mayor's favor? Because the others seem to have his disfavor.

Sara Feigenholtz Fights for Emanuel's Seat

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcia G. Yerman

Using the Obama model of building a strong grassroots base, Feigenholtz has tapped into the social media playbook with a profile on Facebook and updates on Twitter.

Receptionist Claims She Was Fired For Backing Forys Over Fritchey In Emanuel Replacement Race

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

Did a union that supports a candidate for U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel's seat fire a worker for endorsing a different candidate? The campaign of Dr. Victor...

Emanuel Replacement Race: Feigenholtz Holds Money Lead, Tribune Reaffirms Quigley Support, Nate Silver Sets Odds

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With under three days before Democratic voters will choose a nominee to replace Rahm Emanuel in the Fifth Congressional District, the eager candidates...

Emanuel Replacement Race Early Voting Ending Today, Turnout Weak

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With early voting for the special primary in the 5th Congressional District ending today, interest in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel seems tepid at ...

Hynes Endorses Feigenholtz In Emanuel Replacement Race

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

Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes today will become the first statewide elected official to make an endorsement in the hotly contested race to replace fo...

Feigenholtz Leads Emanuel Replacement Race Fundraising

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

The last major reporting period for candidates hoping to succeed Rahm Emanuel in Congress ended Thursday night and here is the Chicago Sun-Times' firs...

Feigenholtz Far Ahead In Emanuel Replacement Race Fundraising

The Hill | Jeremy P. Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D) is on a hot fundraising streak in the race to replace former Rep. Rahm Emanuel's (D-Ill.) seat, according to ...

Race For Emanuel Seat About Trust Not Change: Carol Marin

Chicago Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama's message of hope and change has been shouted down in Illinois by the horror of a craven governor, by the egotistical opportunism of our ...

Replacing Rahm: Feigenholtz, Fritchey, Geoghegan Enter Fray, Daley Staying Neutral (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley announced his intention to stay neutral in the crowded Congressional race to succeed incoming White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, the...