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Giannoulias Leading Kirk In New Poll, But Some Numbers Spell Trouble For Dems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to a Rasmussen poll released today, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias continues to lead Republican Mark Kirk in the race for President Obama's form...

Illinois Senate: Special Election Could Mean Fundraising Bonanza

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It now appears almost certain that there will be a special election for Illinois' U.S. Senate seat simultaneous with the general election on November ...

Illinois Senate: Special Election Likely, Candidates Unclear

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a court ruling, it appears increasingly likely that Illinois voters will vote twice for U.S. Senator in November. One vote will be in the g...

Tribune Questions Mark Kirk's Recollection Of 1976 Boating Accident

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Rep. Mark Kirk was 16-years-old, he made headlines in local papers when a boat he was sailing capsized in Lake Michigan. Kirk, who reportedly a...

Very Expensive Invite: $30,000 Donation To DNC Required For Obama's Birthday Bash In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Want to attend President Obama's birthday bash in Chicago? It'll cost you $30,000. Obama will be in his adopted hometown on August 5, headlining a f...

President Obama To Help Raise Money For Alexi Giannoulias As the Dem Trails Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama is returning to Chicago in early August to help Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias raise some much-needed campaign cash. ...

Roland Burris: If There's A Special Election, "I'm Running"

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Burris, embattled ever since his appointment by former Gov. Blagojevich, spoke bitterly about his time in office and his inability to run for ...

Mark Kirk Ad Tying Giannoulias To BP Debunked...But He Stands By It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk has been accused of lying quite often as of late--but that has not stopped him from making over the top remarks. This week, both PolitiFa...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Working To Repeal Health Care Law, Slams Stimulus

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, who once vowed to "lead the effort" to repeal health care reform, may not be leading the way--but is supporting a Republican plan that woul...

Mark Kirk's Secret Supporter: Mitch McConnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was in Quincy, Ill. Thursday raising money for Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk--again telling supporters ...

Strange Bedfellows: Kirk And Quinn Vs. Alexi And Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An income tax issue has Republicans attacking Republicans and Democrats attacking Democrats at the tops of both parties' tickets in Illinois this week...

After Military Record Scandal, Kirk Trails In Poll For First Time Since March

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll of the Illinois Senate race shows a virtual dead heat between Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk, with Giannoulias holding...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Won't Acknowledge Further Errors In Military Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every day until November, the people of Illinois can expect mudslinging by the Democrats and Republicans running for office. The Senate race, however,...

Illinois GOP Calls Small Business 'Tax Cheats' While Bashing Giannoulias

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Republican Party made an embarrassing gaffe on Thursday, falsely accusing Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias of giving a speec...

Chicago LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As usual, many Illinois politicians had a rough few days. Below, check out the first installment of Chicago Losers of the Week, and vote on who you th...

Top State Republicans To SKIP Sarah Palin's GOP Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Sarah Palin's upcoming GOP fundraiser in suburban Rosemont is expected to bring big bucks to state Republicans, gubernatorial candidate Bill Bra...

Who Is Mark Kirk? Giannoulias Campaign Launches New Jeopardy-Style Website

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election season is heating up, and every campaign is looking for a way to get out its message and define its opponent. In Illinois, Senate candidate ...

Mark Kirk Raised $2.3M This Spring; Spent $1.4M

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk's Senate campaign reports that he raised $2.3 million dollars in the spring quarter, despite weathering a scandal that appeared to damage hi...

WATCH: Joe Scarborough Teases Mark Kirk For Resume Embellishments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The pundits on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" had some devastating lines for Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk Wednesday, after Kirk apologized for his many ...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Ads Move Past Military Record; Giannoulias Stays On It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk's US Senate campaign made two ad buys Wednesday, hoping to move past the military record-embellishment scandal that has tarnished the candid...

New Poll: Illinois Senate, Governor's Races Show Little Movement In April

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports showed little movement in the two ticket-topping races in Illinois. In the governor's race, Republica...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Attempts To Relaunch His Senate Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After weeks of avoiding the media--even running through a hotel kitchen last week to dodge reporters--Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk finally to...

WATCH: Obama Shows Giannoulias Some Love In Quincy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A double-back-pat man-hug during President Obama's speech in Quincy Wednedsay was loud enough to silence an army of media doom-prognosticators. For d...

Jan Schakowsky Deserves Pro-Israel Support

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Sheffey

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) is a good friend of Israel who deserves our enthusiastic support over self-proclaimed Tea Party Republican Joel Pollack.

Giannoulias Rips Wall Street, Denies Rift With White House

Chicago Sun-Times | S E N a T U S | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias talked tough about cracking down on Wall Street bankers to a crowd of 200 protesters in Federal Plaza to...