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Rickey Hendon Retiring After 'Black Political Disaster'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the most charismatic figures in Illinois politics announced his retirement suddenly on Thursday afternoon. Rickey Hendon will step down after 1...

LISTEN: Obama Jokes About Rahm, Chicago At Drake Hotel Fundraiser

WBEZ | Produced by Associated Press on Friday, October 08, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama drew laughs at a fundraiser by poking fun at Chicago politics and the loss of his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who quit this m...

Obama's In Town: Stumping For Alexi Tonight

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Battling to keep his old Senate seat out of GOP hands, President Barack Obama on Thursday recalled the joy that swept his hometown bac...

Americans For Prosperity Pushes Lie About Mark Kirk Win

The Capitol Fax Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unless Americans for Prosperity wants the Illinois State Board of Elections to violate probably two dozen state and federal laws, it cannot certify th...

Kirk's Win Could Upset Democrats' Lame Duck Plans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before they lose their majority in the House, and many valuable votes in the Senate, Congressional Democrats will want to get some work done. They've ...

Mark Kirk WINS: Alexi Giannoulias Defeated In Illinois Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, the five-term Republican congressman from Chicago's north suburbs, has won his bid to fill Barack Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois. Kir...

Election Results: Coverage Of Governor, Senate and House Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Check our Live Blog for updates throughout the night as results come in.) Major races for U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives and the govern...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois Election Results And More

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election news and results from throughout Illinois. Updated continuously throughout the evening. ...

Illinois Senate Candidates Enter 11th Hour In Very Close Race

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama was in Chicago over the weekend, helping to rally support for Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, who is vying for the preside...

WATCH: Illinois Senate Candidates Exchange Harsh Words, Old Accusations In Final Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BY: CHRISTOPHER WILLS CHICAGO (AP) -- The candidates for President Barack Obama's former Senate seat assailed each other as immature, indecisive and...

Illinois Senate Election 2010: Predict The Winner! (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who will be the next Illinois Senator? Democrat Alexi Giannoulias faces off with Republican Mark Kirk on Nov. 2, and we'd love to hear who you think ...

IL-Sen: 42% Kirk (R), 40% Giannoulias (D) (PPP 10/14-16)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Polling (D) 10/14-16/10; 557 likely voters, 4.2% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Illinois 2010 Senate 42% Kirk (R), ...

WATCH: Kirk And Giannoulias Debate On Sunday's 'Meet The Press'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The two candidates for Illinois' U.S. Senate seat brought out well-worn personal attacks and highlighted stark policy differences in their first debat...

WATCH: Flood Of Third-Party Ads In Illinois Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ah, yes, October. Time for changing leaves, enormous pumpkins, and tens of millions of dollars in political advertising on the airwaves. Things are...

IL-Sen: 42% Kirk (R), 33% Giannoulias (D) (Fulcrum 9/29)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fulcrum Campaign Strategies, for Kirk campaign 9/26/10 - 9/29/10; 900 likely voters, 3.3% margin of error Mode: Live phone interview POLITICO article ...

IL-Sen: 42% Kirk (R), 41% Giannoulias (D) (Suffolk 10/3)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Suffolk University 9/30/10 - 10/3/10; 500 likely voters, 4.4% margin of error Mode: Live phone interviews (Suffolk Univ. release) Illinois 2010 Sena...

IL-Sen: 38% Giannoulias (D), 36% Kirk (R) (Tribune 9/24-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chicago Tribune / WGN by Market Shares Corp. 9/24-28/10; 600 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Tribune story) Illino...

No Second Shot For Burris: Special Election Will Include Same Ballot, Same Candidates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge says Illinois' special election for President Barack Obama's former Senate seat will feature the same candidates who q...

IL: 43% Giannoulias (D), 42% Kirk (R) (CNN/Time 9/24-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation 9/24-28/10; 828 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (CNN release) Illinois 201...

How Will Daley's Departure Affect The Senate Race?

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In interviews with the Chicago Sun-Times, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk offered alternate theories about the impact of the brewi...

Chicago Immigrants Rally For DREAM Act

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A vote on the DREAM Act could happen in congress as early as Tuesday, and local immigrant groups are making sure state lawmakers know where they stand...

WATCH: Alexi's New Ad Features Obama Endorsement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias has released a new television spot, in which he takes a position that some other Democrats have been reluc...

Old 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction' Claims Come Back To Haunt Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that Labor Day has passed, election season is in full swing. And in Illinois, polling shows the U.S. Senate race is beginning the fall in a dead h...

Giannoulias Goes On The Offensive On Environment, Economy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As we approach Labor Day, the election season is starting to begin in earnest. And Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is coming out swinging....

Wes Clark Campaigns With Alexi, Attacks Kirk On Cap-And-Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Going in to this fall's Senate race in Illinois, one major advantage for Republican Mark Kirk was his laudable record of military service. But that s...