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Illinois Primary 2010

Bill Brady Wins Governor's Primary: Kirk Dillard Loses Republican Nomination To Brady By 193 Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady has won the Republican primary for governor by 193 votes, the Daily Herald reports Friday. The state board of elections released its offic...

Kirk Dillard Still Behind As Final Counts Are Due: Not Conceding Yet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While it's deadline day for local election officials looking to submit their Feb. 2 vote totals, Sen. Kirk Dillard is still trailing his GOP rival Bil...

Primary Voter Turnout High In Some Areas, Despite Dismal Overall Numbers

The Chicago Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Long lines couldn't be found at most polling sites throughout Illinois as election experts believe this year's primary could rival the mere 24.8 perce...

Kirk Dillard Closes Bill Brady's Lead, Won't Concede Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With all counties required to post their final vote tallies today, Kirk Dillard is making up ground--if slowly--and insists that he won't concede defe...

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Will Find Out More Today As Final Votes Are Counted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican primary race for governor will take another step toward conclusion Tuesday, as local election authorities submit their final counts to ...

Scott Lee Cohen Officially Drops Out Of Lt. Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After weeks of public scrutiny and many, many interviews; embattled lieutenant governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen officially dropped out of the race Fri...

Sources Say Duckworth Not Likely To Leave Job In Washington

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Quinn and Duckworth? Not likely, say insiders. Governor Quinn wants her to be his Lt. Governor, but Tammy Duckworth is not likely to leave her Wash...

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Still Close; Brady's Lead Holding, Dillard Could Push For Recount

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Absentee ballots are trickling in by the dozens in the Republican primary for governor, and Bill Brady still clings to a 400-vote margin over opponent...

Dan Hynes Would Consider Lieutenant Governor's Spot If Asked

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen's surprise decision to end his pursuit of the lieutenant governor's office has created a vacuum at the top of the Democratic ticket, b...

Scott Lee Cohen's Ex Says He Is Not Fit For Public Office As State Dems Wait For Him To Step Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As state democrats hope that Illinois Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen steps aside as soon as possible, the drama surrounding th...

David Hoffman: Next Chicago Mayor? Mayor Daley Doesn't Think So

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On more than one occasion during his campaign for the U.S. Senate, voters told David Hoffman he was running for the "wrong office" -- the "right" one ...

Scott Lee Cohen's Interview On 'Chicago Tonight' (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As state democrats find themselves anxious for Lieutenant Governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen to step down, Cohen seemed to have no intention of doing so...

Dan Hynes Concession: Illinois Governor Candidate Concedes To Pat Quinn

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Comptroller Dan Hynes choked up as he conceded defeat in the Illinois governor's race on Thursday morning. "Well, the people have spoken, and the vot...

Pat Quinn Wants To Pick Running Mate After Lt. Gov. Nominee Scott Lee Cohen's Arrest Report Surfaces

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Scott Lee Cohen has no intentions of leaving the race. He issued a statement Thursday defending himself, which reads: "I have no intention o...

Scott Lee Cohen's Violent Arrest: Police Records Shed New Light On Dem Lt. Governor Nominee

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen -- a pawnbroker who shocked state Democratic leaders Tuesday night by winning the party's nomination for lieutenant governor -- was ar...

Cheryle Jackson 'Focusing On The Next Step' After Primary

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a long and often heated campaign for the Illinois Senate seat formerly held by President Obama, Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Jacks...

Todd Stroger: Cook County Board President 'The Lamest Duck Ever'

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger isn't accustomed to getting a lot of respect. Since taking over the job his father once held, he's been ridi...

Illinois Primary 2010: Multiple Recounts Possible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Illinois voters wait for answers from Tuesday's primary, many are wondering if a recount is in order--with predictions that Kirk Dillard and Bill B...

Obama Congratulates Pat Quinn On Victory, Dan Hynes Not Conceding

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama called Gov. Pat Quinn to congratulate him on his win in the Democratic primary, even though back in Illinois opponent Dan Hynes...

Mark Kirk Wins Illinois Senate Republican Primary, Will Face Alexi Giannoulias (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As expected, Mark Kirk handily won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate from Illinois, defeating his closest challenger Patrick Hughes by a landslide. ...

Illinois Senate Primary 2010: Could Weather Help Giannoulias, Hurt Hoffman?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A snowy morning in Chicago could bode well for Alexi Giannoulias's chances to win the Democratic nomination for Senate, as he seeks to stave off chall...

Toni Preckwinkle Wins: Unseats Todd Stroger For Cook County Board President Nomination

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a sweeping victory over her competitors, Toni Preckwinkle is the predicted winner of the Democratic nomination for Cook County Board President Tues...

Illinois Governor Primary: Quinn Claims Victory, Hynes Says It's Not Over

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just about 5,000 votes separating incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and state Comptroller Dan Hynes in the race for the Illinois Democratic nomination...

Illinois Primary 2010: Pat Quinn, Other Candidates Cast Their Ballots (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Candidates gave themselves all the help they could on Tuesday, casting their ballots and sending out final messages to voters as the Illinois primarie...

Mark Kirk Big Winner In GOP Senate Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk easily coasted to victory in today's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Barack Obama. With 33 percent of the...