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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...

IL-Sen: 40% Kirk (R), 36% Giannoulias (D) (PPP 9/23-26)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Public Policy Polling (D) 9/23-26/10; 470 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP release) Illinois 2010 Senate 40% Kirk (R),...

Say What? Mark Kirk Tries Linking Giannoulias To Saddam Hussein

Chicago Sun-Times | Blog Down, Chicago Bears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a day that Democrat Alexi Giannoulias released a new commercial slamming him as a liar, Republican Mark Kirk tried to shift the focus back onto Gia...

Republican Leaders Pouring Money Into Illinois Races

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state that launched Barack Obama toward the White House could deliver a painful rebuke in November by handing Democrats ...

Mark Kirk Distances Himself From Chicago While Courting Downstate Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During an appearance at a Right Nation event with Glenn Beck a little more than a week ago, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady made a swipe...

What The Candidates Drive: Bill Brady's Porsche, Alexi's Hybrid

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This year, Gov. Pat Quinn has made automobile ownership an issue in the Illinois governor's race. He released an ad revealing that his opponent, mill...

Lame Duck Senate Worries

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While most incoming members of Congress will get sworn in on the traditional timeline, there are a handful who will be sworn in immediately. This could alter the balance of power between the parties for the "lame duck" session.

Mark Kirk Dodges Military Record, Policy Issues In AP Interview

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — While insisting Illinois voters deserve "more honesty" from politicians, Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk repeatedly ducked quest...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Wants Bailout Stopped, Even Though He Voted For It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk is being called a flip-flopper by his Democratic opponent once again this week, after changing his tune on the economic stimulus package. ...

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...

Right Nation 2010 In Chicago: Glenn Beck Headlines, Journalists Not Invited

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Do you cherish freedom? Do you want to stop the Democrats from turning the United States government into a socialist regime? Do you have $77 to $1,200...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Courts The Hispanic Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk has released a new 30-second ad in which he addresses the Hispanic community directly -- in Spanish. (Scroll down to watch the ad.) The ne...

Giuliani Stumps For Mark Kirk, Bill Brady In Illinois

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani will be in Illinois Monday campaigning for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk and Republican gubernat...

Chicago Young Republicans Say Membership Is Up

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Among Wrigley Field and its surrounding sports bars and reggae clubs the Cubby Bear occupies a significant post on the corner just past the ball field...

Salon: Illinois Senate Race 'Between The Worst Candidates Ever'

Salon.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In "Brewster's Millions," a forgettable comedy from 1985, Richard Pryor's eccentric Monty Brewster spends millions of dollars to drive "None of the Ab...

Gambling On The Illinois Governor Race? Bill Brady Looking Like A Safe Bet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Labor Day, President Obama made an impassioned plea to progressives--hoping they will vote in the midterm elections and avoid giving Republicans "t...

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...

Alexi Giannoulias Got $30K Tax Refund, Says He Will Donate Money To Charity

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, the Democratic nominee in the state's hotly-contested Senate race, could have yet another political liabil...

Adam Kinzinger, Republican Running For Congress, Criticized Over Military Record

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A temporary assignment to the U.S. Air Force "Special Ops" doesn't mean you're "in" the Special Ops. Adam Kinzinger, a captain in the U.S. Air Forc...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Mark Kirk: Going After The Greeks

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In recent months, Mark Kirk, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Illinois, has increasingly been bringing up the financial crisis in Greece as a...

Mark Kirk Votes Against Obama's Wall Street Reform Bill

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The House on Wednesday passed on a 237-192 mainly party line roll call President Obama's Wall Street reform bill. On Tuesday, I asked Illinois GOP Sen...

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...

Senate Candidates Agree On Debates; Kirk Still Says Alexi Is 'Hiding'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate from Illinois have agreed to two debates, and appear likely to reach an agreement on several more. The...

Scott Brown Heads To Illinois, Hoping To Make Mark Kirk The Next...Scott Brown?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since he began his quest for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Obama, five-term congressman Mark Kirk has been told that he could be the...

Illinois Senate Race: Voters Left With Choosing 'Lesser Of Two Evils'?

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Republican Mark Kirk has stepped on a political landmine of his own creation, leaving him as damaged as his Democratic oppon...