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Jim Oberweis Loses Illinois Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R) was defeated by incumbent Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in the race to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate on Tuesd...

Dick Durbin Re-Elected To The Senate Over Republican Jim Oberweis

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) defeated Republican challenger Jim Oberweis in what was a generally one-sided contest Tuesday evening. ABC, NBC, and CBS ...

Illinois Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate Explains Why She Thinks We Need New Leadership

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.22.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With so much focus on Illinois gubernatorial election Nov. 4, it can be easy to forget that Illinois is also in the midst of five other statewide races.

Reboot Illinois Polls Offer Insights Into 2014 State Races

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Democratic state Sen. Michael Frerichs is trailing behind Republican state Rep. Tom Cross in the Illinois treasurer's race by only 1 percentage point in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll. In three previous Reboot Illinois polls, Frerichs was behind Cross by 7, 11 and 6 percentage points.

Illinois voters think Bruce Rauner is more trustworthy than Pat Quinn

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll earlier this week Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn by eight points. The numbers were m...

Poll Finds Durbin, White Ahead in 2014 Races

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.30.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll shows U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin maintaining the 15-point lead he registered in a previous survey over his Republ...

Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: First Look at Durbin vs. Oberweis

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

After unsuccessful tries to win the Republican Illinois U.S. Senate nomination in 2002 and 2004, State Sen. Jim Oberweis succeeded in March and faces Sen. Dick Durbin in November.

State GOP Officials Pay The Price After Taking Stance Against Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

A number of Illinois GOP officials who wanted to remove former state Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady after he publicly supported same-sex marriage...

Did Truax Lose Because There's T-A-X in His Name? 5 reasons why Oberweis beat him

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.20.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Tuesday evening was a rough one for Doug Truax--he lost to opponent Jim Oberweis in the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. This means that Oberweis, not Truax will go on to face Democrat Dick Durbin in the General Election this November.

Top 5 Reasons Doug Truax Lost GOP U.S. Senate Primary to Jim Oberweis

Madison Bondi | Posted 05.20.2014 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Political newcomer Doug Truax had a formidable opponent when he faced State Sen. Jim Oberweis in the Republican primary to face U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin ...

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...

Here's Your Study Guide for the GOP U.S. Senate Race

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.14.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Don't know much about Doug Truax? Don't know much about Jim Oberweis other than the ice cream and the fact he's been in Florida this past week? Then we've got the study guide for you.

Time to Vote! Need a Cheat Sheet? Introducing Scorecards for Gov, Senate, Treasurer

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Uh oh. Have you checked the calendar lately? Yup, it's bad. Primary Election Day is next week and if you care about your home and our government, you really need to get involved, do some studying and vote.

Money Doesn't Necessarily Lead to Votes

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With news that GOP candidate Bruce Rauner donated $1 million more to his own campaign fund, making it now $6 million he has donated to his own campaign through this election cycle so far, we decided to take a look at five previous candidates in Illinois who attempted to run for office and were all very wealthy.

Anti-Gay Pol Eyes Run For U.S. Senate

Posted 10.24.2013 | Chicago

Freshman Illinois Senator Jim Oberweis says he's mounting a campaign for national office -- and he's putting his target squarely on the back of U.S. S...

Money Can't Always Buy Success

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.07.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois has never seen a candidate with wealth on Rauner's scale, but wealthy candidates in general have struggled in recent years

Judge to Quinn: Pay 'em! Decision and Reactions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

You probably know by now that Gov. Pat Quinn lost his attempt to cancel paychecks for lawmakers. Cook County Circuit Judge Neil Cohen sided with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton in their lawsuit against Quinn.

Marriage Equality Will Be the Illinois Moderate Litmus Test

Kyle Hillman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

With a vote upcoming any day now in Springfield and a Supreme Court decision that is likely to be less than an all-out victory for equal marriage, the issue won't be going away as some have hoped.

State GOP Meeting To Oust Pro-Gay Marriage Chairman Canceled

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Illinois Republican Party's central committee backed off an attempt to fire party chairman Pat Brady on Saturday, amid concern tha...

Despite Budget Mess, Lawmakers Getting Raises

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

Despite the state's dire financial situation, as outlined last month in Democratic Governor Pat Quinn's budget address, lawmakers in Springfield are s...

GOP Chairman: Party Can't Have Another Bitter Primary In 2010

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

llinois' Republican chairman acknowledged today that his party's often-bitter 2006 primary for governor "was not constructive" in helping nominee Judy...

Bill Brady Running For Governor In 2010

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois legislative races ended just this week, but it's not too soon for politicians to get in place for the 2010 gubernatorial contest. Bloomi...

Foster Beats Oberweis To Retain 14th District Seat

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic Congressman Bill Foster will keep the formerly GOP seat he won earlier this year in a special election. Foster beat Republican businessman...

Congressional Races Could Hinge On Immigrants: Report

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A report based on new voter-registration data predicts Latino immigrants will play a big role in Chicago-area Congressional races. An Illinois Coalit...

Chicago Republican Objects To McCain's Attack Ads

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John McCain supporter and former Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ron Gidwitz disagrees with John McCain's attempts to tie Barack Obama to ...