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Illinois Primary Election

Rauner, Oberweis Win Illinois Primaries

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican nominee for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says Gov. Pat Quinn is a failure and "we're going to get him gone th...

Bruce Rauner Wins GOP Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY SARA BURNETT & SOPHIA TAREEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) — Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for I...

Rauner Wins Race To Challenge Pat Quinn

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Bruce Rauner has won the Republican primary to challenge Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in his reelection race this fall, the Associated Press reports. ...

Oberweis Wins Primary In Illinois Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Jim Oberweis defeated Doug Truax in Tuesday's Republican Senate primary in Illinois, the Associated Press reports. Oberweis, who was el...

Oberweis Wins Race To Challenge Dick Durbin

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — A state legislator and dairy magnate has defeated a suburban Chicago businessman in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Illinoi...

Pat Quinn Wins Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) won the Tuesday primary to again be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, the Associated Press reports. Quinn, who was...

Voters Head To The Polls In Illinois Primary

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Voters in heavily Democratic Illinois go to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will set the November slate for governor, U....

Skip the Line

Ilya Sheyman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Chicago
Ilya Sheyman

The moral here is simple. If you've got an idea or a deeply held conviction, if you're going to work hard every day to build something real -- don't wait. Even if they say you're too young, or that it's not your turn.

Recently Arrested Chicago Democrat Wins Primary

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Chicago

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - A Democratic state lawmaker from Chicago charged last week with accepting a bribe overw...

Jackson Wins Primary, Fends Off Halvorson's Challenge

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) jumped out to an early lead over his 2nd Congressional District primary challenger Debbie Halvorson and never loo...

Romney Seeks Momentum With Key State Win

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

By Sam Youngman Front-runner Mitt Romney appears poised to widen his lead in the Republican presidential race with a victory on Tuesday in Illi...

Lawmakers To Voters: Elect Recently Arrested Politician

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

A coalition of West Side Chicago Democrats rallied on Sunday behind state Rep. Derrick Smith, the lawmaker who was arrested last week on the federal c...

Mark Blumenthal

Illinois Polls Have Good News For Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has been steadily building a lead in pledged delegates, but Tuesday's Illinois primary may be where he regains the perceptio...

Gay Couple Thrown Out Of Santorum Rally After Kissing

Palatine Patch | Savannah Ziegelbauer | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Two men who kissed one another were kicked out of presidential candidate Rick Santorum's rally Friday evening at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlingto...

Romney, Outside Group Making Big Moves In Key Primary

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON--In the wild race for the Republican presidential nomination, there has been one constant: When Mitt Romney really ...

Does Santorum Stand A Chance In Illinois?

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

Although President Barack Obama's home state is expected to support him in 2012 as it did in 2008, GOP hopefuls are zeroing in on the blue state's sub...

Alexi Giannoulias Slams Mark Kirk For Health Care Reform Obstruction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias is getting his Senate campaign in gear, attacking his Republican opponent Mark Kirk for working against health care reform. "It is ...

Illinois Legislature Considers Moving Primaries Again

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

House Minority Leader Tom Cross will propose a bill today to move the primary to June in non-presidential election years. Every fourth year during a p...

Mark Kirk To Face Third-Party Conservative Challenge?

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Kirk would be very wise to listen to what some of the conservatives have to say," Family-PAC's Paul Caprio told Hinz. "There are a lot of people who ...

Alexi Giannoulias: Dick Durbin To Head Alexi's Senate Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias has found a powerful ally to serve as the chairman of his campaign. Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois's other senator and the second-ra...

Alexi Giannoulias: Scott Lee Cohen News 'Deeply Disturbing,' Cohen Should Step Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias has strong words for Scott Lee Cohen. Cohen, the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, has come under renewed media scrutiny ...

Illinois Senate 2010: Mark Kirk Attacked In New VoteVets Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After Tuesday's primary sealed the deal for a Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias face off in November's election for U.S. Senate, the two have wasted no ...

Kirk Giannoulias Poll: After Illinois Senate Primary, Mark Kirk Up Six Over Alexi Giannoulias

Rasmussen Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Mark Kirk holds a modest 46% to 40% lead over Democrat Alexi Giannoulias in the race for the Illinois Senate following Tuesday's party prim...

Alexi Giannoulias, Mark Kirk Already Campaigning In Illinois Senate Race (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The votes were still coming in from Tuesday's primary election, but Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias were already looking to November on Wednesday. As...

Giannoulias And Kirk Means Illinois Senator Will No Longer Be Black

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinoisans have nine months to decide who will replace Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate. But we know one thing, as NBC Chicago pointed out Wednesday ...