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Illinois Senate 2010

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 ...

Alexi Giannoulias: No Call Yet From White House | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Speculation over how much support the White House is prepared to give to the Illinois Democratic Senate Nominee Alexi Giannoulias has already begun. S...

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...

Illinois Election Results 2010: Primary Results Still Coming In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly all the votes are in from Illinois's Tuesday primaries, and the results remained murky Wednesday morning. On the Senate side, things are actu...

Cook County Voter Turnout Was Extremely Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election officials called Tuesday's poor voter turnout in Chicago "very, very unfortunate" as more than 70 percent of registered voters did not bother...

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 Primary Election 2010: Voting Begins In Governor, US Senate, Local Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voting is underway in the 2010 Illinois primaries, as locals battle the snow and head to their polling places to decide some closely-watched county, s...

Alexi Giannoulias: Broadway Bank 'Changed Sharply' Under His Tenure, Reports Chicago News Coop

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After law school, Mr. Giannoulias went to work full-time at the bank in 2002. He quickly became a senior loan officer and then a vice president. Wheth...

Alexi Giannoulias Wins Democratic Primary For Illinois Senate Seat, Will Face Mark Kirk In General Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias, the state treasurer and party favorite, won the Democratic nomination for Illinois's U.S. Senate seat in Tuesday's election, He wil...

Jacob Meister Drops Out Of Senate Race, Endorses Alexi Giannoulias

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jacob Meister officially left the U.S. Senate race on Sunday, endorsing Illinois State Treasurer and primary front-runner Alexi Giannoulias. Meister ...

Alexi Giannoulias Stumbles On Broadway Bank As Hoffman, Jackson Attack

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias is struggling to get past the increasingly ugly picture being painted of his family's Broadway Bank. The candidate for the Democrat...

Poll: Giannoulias Leads Kirk For Illinois Senate Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

New figures from Public Policy Polling show Alexi Giannoulias leading Mark Kirk by eight points in a hypothetical general-election showdown. Giannoul...

Mike Pence Won't Run For Senate, May Run For President

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The third ranking House Republican, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), announced Tuesday morning that his political aspirations didn't include a Senate run. No...

David Hoffman Attacks Alexi Giannoulias For Rezko Ties (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just over a week before Election Day, David Hoffman has launched a new attack ad, going after the front-runner in the Democratic race for U.S. Se...

Alexi Giannoulias Leads, David Hoffman Surges In Democratic Senate Race, New Poll Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias stayed comfortably ahead in the Democratic primary for Illinois's US Senate seat, according to the latest polls. The figures, relea...

Mark Kirk Pulls Away In Republican Senate Primary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The latest polls are out for the major primary battles, and the Republican Senate race looks like it's all but sewn up. With eight days before the pr...

Cheryle Jackson, Democratic Senate Candidate, Has Lupe Fiasco Perform At Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks before Illinois votes in the Democratic Senate primaries, the candidates are scrounging for every endorsement they can get. Cheryle Jackson...

Cheryle Jackson, Democratic Senate Candidate, Hedges On Gay Marriage On 'Chicago Tonight'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias, Cheryle Jackson and David Hoffman, widely believed to be the three front-runners in the race for the Democratic nomination for Sena...

Savoring the End of the World As We Know It!

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Give me the disappointment of a world without freshly-baked Twinkies in exchange for wondering how the State of Illinois will keep all the poor people in food stamps next year.

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...

The Promising Senate Candidate from Illinois

Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Gill

One Senate candidate is well aware of what is happening to most of us on the ground in real life Illinois: Cheryle Jackson.

Kirk Slammed From Right And Left For Courting Sarah Palin

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When word broke that self-described moderate Republican Mark Kirk was angling for kind words from Sarah Palin for his U.S. Senate bid, the response fr...

Tim Taliaferro

David Hoffman Meets With David Axelrod At White House | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's senior adviser David Axelrod sat down on Thursday for a strategy session with one of the four Democrats running for the president's ...

Race For Obama's Former Senate Seat A Dead Heat In Recent Poll

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrat Alexi Giannoulias has closed a narrow gap with Republican Mark Kirk in a hypothetical showdown between the current frontrunners for President...

Mark Kirk Campaign Poll Has Him Ahead of Giannoulias In Senate Race

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) holds a seven-point lead over Alexi Giannoulias (D) and a wide lead over GOP primary opponents in his Senate campaign, accordi...