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Illinois Senate Vacancy

Washington Post Editorial Nails It: Sen. Roland Burris (D-Blago)

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Richie

The Washington Post editorial page has been a powerful voice for a simple principle: all U.S. Senators should be elected, just as all U.S. House Membe...

Chicago Legislator Plans Compromise Bill To Fill Obama's Senate Seat

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The governor is supposed to appoint Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. But Rod Blagojevich is under a federal cloud of alleged corruption. And so the ...

Blagojevich's Alleged Senate Seat Sale: A Timeline

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Who knew what -- and when did they know it -- regarding Gov. Blagojevich's alleged effort to sell President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat? Th...

Lisa Madigan Says No Interest In Obama Senate Seat

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Q Were you interested in being appointed the U.S. Senate successor to President-elect Barack Obama? A I've never asked to be considered for the Senat...

Abner Mikva Doesn't Want Obama Senate Seat, Endorses Schakowsky

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON--Abner Mikva, the gold standard for integrity in Illinois politics, told me Thursday night he is not interested in an appointment to replac...

Obama Hedges On Illinois Special Election

The New York Times | Katharine Q. Seelye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama today skirted a question about whether there should be a special election in Illinois to replace him in the United States Senate. Many i...

Lisa Madigan Not Interested In Obama Senate Seat 'At This Point'

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan, who has gone to the Illinois Supreme Court to try to force embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ouster, said today she is not int...