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Illinois Special Election

Voters Head To Polls In Special Election To Replace Jackson Jr.

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, whose campaign received a $2 million boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, easily ...

Paul Blumenthal

Bloomberg Spends Big In Illinois Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won a major fight in his push to pass gun-control legislation on Tuesday as the candidate that his...

Dem Bows Out Of Contentious Race Amid Gun Debate

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A well-known Illinois state senator dropped her bid Sunday for the U.S. House seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., narrowing the field a...

Early Voting Begins In Race To Replace Jackson Jr. In Congress

Posted 02.11.2013 | Chicago

The race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District heats up as early voting kicks off Monday. Voters...

Gun Dominate Debate In Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

Several contenders vying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress gathered at Governor's State University Thursday night where their debate was domina...

Pro-Gun Candidate Distances Self From NRA

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), a onetime close ally of the National Rifle Association, is backing away from the controversial gun group, accor...

In Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr., Who's In & Who's Out

Posted 12.03.2012 | Chicago

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress less than two weeks ago, but since then, a flood of Democratic political hopefuls has already come out of the...

Supreme Court Denies Roland Burris' Request To Stop Special Election

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won't stop a special election for President Barack Obama's old Senate seat that leaves...

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...

Vote Often: Gov. Quinn Files Papers For Special Election To Replace Burris

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Vote early, vote often. It's an old joke in Illinois politics but state residents will be choosing twice in November to fill President...

Will Illinois Need To Vote Twice For Obama's Senate Replacement?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The election to replace Roland Burris as the junior senator from Illinois is heating up, with Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias fighting tooth and nail ...

Chicago's Special Election is a Waste: Fill Vacancies in One Election, Not Two

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

The special general election is a waste of time, money and resources. Taxpayers will shell out almost $2 million when the result has been a foregone conclusion for a month.

House Panel Blocks Special Election To Oust Burris

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Efforts to remove Roland Burris from the U.S. Senate hit yet another roadblock Wednesday in the Illinois Legislature. A House com...

Board Wants Mail-In Special Elections After Emanuel Race Cost $33 Per Vote

Associated Press | F.N. D'ALESSIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Elections unanimously recommended Wednesday shifting to a mail-in system for single office special elections, saying such a syste...

Mike Quigley Wins Democratic Primary To Replace Rahm Emanuel In Congress

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 11:00 P.M. Though poised to follow Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich and Dan Rostenkowski as the Congressman from Illinois' Fifth District, Cook C...

Daley's Candidate in the Illinois Fifth Congressional District Election: Feigenholtz?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Why would Feigenholtz have the Mayor's favor? Because the others seem to have his disfavor.

Schakowsky To Run For Burris Senate Seat If Special Election Held

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said Monday that if Illinois holds a special election for Sen. Roland Burris's (D) seat, she will be a candidate. In an...

The Hideout Endorses Tom Geoghegan For Congress

Tim Tuten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tim Tuten

For 30 years, Tom Geoghegan has fought on behalf of steelworkers, nurses, taxi drivers, immigrants, union workers and those trying to unionize. As a regular who became an owner of the Hideout, I wholeheartedly support Tom Geoghegan for Congress and ask that you do the same.

All Emanuel Replacement Candidates Make Case In 30 Seconds (LISTEN)

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are 23 candidates running to replace Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District. We asked each of them to give us their 30 second pitch....

Emanuel Replacement Race: Feigenholtz Holds Money Lead, Tribune Reaffirms Quigley Support, Nate Silver Sets Odds

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With under three days before Democratic voters will choose a nominee to replace Rahm Emanuel in the Fifth Congressional District, the eager candidates...

Quinn Again Calls For Burris To Resign

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday re-iterated his call for Roland Burris to resign the U.S. Senate seat that ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed him to, sayi...

Quinn Calls For Special Election If Burris Won't Resign In Weeks, But State Dems Bottle Up Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois should hold a special election to replace Roland Burris if the beleaguered Senator doesn't resign in a two ...

Emanuel Replacement Race Early Voting Ending Today, Turnout Weak

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With early voting for the special primary in the 5th Congressional District ending today, interest in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel seems tepid at ...

Burris Special Election Blocked By Top Illinois Dems

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A plan to change the way Illinois fills vacant U.S. Senate seats faces a tough road in the state Legislature, despite the ne...

Hynes Endorses Feigenholtz In Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes today will become the first statewide elected official to make an endorsement in the hotly contested race to replace fo...