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WATCH: Giannoulias Ad Rips Mark Kirk For Avoiding Media

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been nearly a month since Mark Kirk has addressed the controversy surrounding misstatements made about his military service and teaching career. ...

Michael Kosmas, Giannoulias Fundraiser Host, Accused Of Harassment (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An incident in which a Republican video tracker was thrown out of a Democratic Senate candidate's fundraiser has exploded in the days since, with alle...

Is Today The End For Giannoulias' Broadway Bank?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal regulators have entered the family bank of Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias Friday evening, and NBC Chicago reports that a worker...

Chicago's Legendary News Anchor Walter Jacobson Calls Out Paper's on Broadway Bank Reporting

Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Gill

Chicago television anchor Walter Jacobson called out the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times for attempting to create controversy and mixing editorial positions as news in the Illinois Senate Race.

Giannoulias' Broadway Bank Troubles Could Haunt Him In The Senate Race

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The bank owned by Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias' family could fail in just days, forcing him to overcome a notable business stu...

Mark Kirk Runs From Reporters After Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After addressing the Metropolitan Planning Council Monday, embattled Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk allegedly ran from reporters and slipped ou...

Joe Biden Stumps For Giannoulias, Seals In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joe Biden will be in Chicago Monday campaigning for Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and Democrat Dan Seals, running for the open 10th di...

Local Pols Spar Over Releasing Tax Returns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: After days of pressure from his opponent Pat Quinn, Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady has agreed to release his tax returns from ...

Mark Kirk Wants Stimulus Funds To Fight Illinois Corruption

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, has campaigned on his opposition to what he calls "Speaker Pelosi's trillion-dollar stimulus plan." No...

Mark Kirk Returns Campaign Cash To Goldman Sachs, Giannoulias Camp Says Kirk Puts Wall Street First

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After months of grilling Alexi Giannoulias for his family's bank woes, Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has his own mess to deal with: the thousa...

School Representative: Mark Kirk 'Overstated' Teaching Experience

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After Mark Kirk's campaign dismissed the story published in The New York Times this week regarding exaggerations about Kirk's teaching experience, a r...

WATCH: Videographer Gets Booted From Giannoulias Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As North Carolina Congressman Bob Etheridge proved earlier this week, celebrities aren't the only ones who get feisty when there is a camera in their ...

Is Mark Kirk Fit to Serve?

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Scott Foval

It would appear that Congressman Mark Kirk's embellishments are much more widespread than was previously known.

The New York Times Questions Mark Kirk's Touted Teaching Experience

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk was caught "embellishing" several aspects of his military service record, people began looking into other cl...

Green Party Candidate Attracting More Voters In Illinois Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk's military embellishment scandal has put a dark spot on the Illinois Republican's campaign for Senate. As new poll numbers show Kirk slippin...

A Thoroughly American Response to BP's Oil Event

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Derek Beres

As is being proven every day, BP's inadequate disaster response plan, coupled with the government's complete lack of regulation, will once more fall i...

Mark Kirk Mixed Military Service With Politics, Says Pentagon

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk's newest adversary in the latest controversy over his military service is the Defense ...

Take One for the Team, Alexi

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Dear Alexi, You've played plenty of hoops over the years, so you of all people should know when it's time to pull yourself out of the ball game.

Biden To Headline Giannoulias Fundraiser In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joe Biden will be in Chicago next week to help raise money for Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias. The Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reports...

WATCH: Kirk Launches New Ad Attacking Giannoulias' Broadway Bank Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just days after Alexi Giannoulias accused his opponent for Illinois Senate Mark Kirk of being "obsessed" with talking about Broadway Bank's problems, ...

Mayor Daley: Giannoulias' Bank Troubles Are No Reason To Drop Out Of Race

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley Tuesday stood up for embattled Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias who is hearing rumblings that he should step aside because of...

Alexi Giannoulias Fundraising: Best Quarter So Far, Mark Kirk Still Out-Raised Him

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Democrat Alexi Giannoulias said Monday that his first-quarter fundraising in a state where Democrats hold every statewide off...

Alexi: Mark Kirk Is 'Obsessed' With Talking About Broadway Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The troubles surrounding Alexi Giannoulias' family bank have put a dark cloud over his campaign in recent weeks, but during a Monday press conference,...

Mark Kirk Campaign Blames White House For Leaking Story About His Military Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under intense scrutiny after misstating his military record and most recently being accused of campaigning while on active duty, it's only natural tha...

Giannoulias Campaign Trying to Control Message

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias's campaign for the United States Senate has something rare in politics: advance notice that a disaster is about to strike, and time ...