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Mike Bost Defeats Bill Enjyard In Illinois House Race

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Mike Bost defeated Rep. Bill Enyart (D-Ill.) in Illinois' 12th congressional district on Tuesday. The race drew the attention of both na...

Congressional Candidate Jokes About His Dog Killing

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

The Illinois congressional candidate who once killed a beagle that bit his daughter is not happy the story resurfaced after all these years, but he wa...

Michael McAuliff

Raging GOP Candidate's Past Includes Dog Killing And Mysterious Stolen Gun

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) has made a name for himself throwing extraordinary tantrums during legislative sessions. B...

Video Of GOP Lawmaker's Tirade Resurfaces In House Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious r...

How Much Fracking Will Remain Unregulated in Illinois?

Will Reynolds | Posted 06.30.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Opposition to fracking in southern Illinois continues as people learn more about the inadequacy of a law that was written behind closed doors and rushed through the legislature with very little public scrutiny.

2014: Daley officially in for governor

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

DALEY OFFICIALLY IN Maybe it was a foregone conclusion, but Bill Daley today made his run for governor official, filing paperwork with the Illinois St...

WATCH: Tantrum-Prone Pol Launches Into Tirade Over Gun Bill

Posted 04.18.2013 | Chicago

In what's become something of a calling card for the downstate GOP lawmaker, state Rep. Mike Bost, a Murphysboro Republican, launched into an angry, a...

WATCH: 7 YouTube Tributes To Republican State Rep's Epic Tirade

Posted 06.06.2012 | Chicago

If you haven't yet seen it, you're probably alone: In an epic tirade that went insta-viral, Republican Illinois state representative Mike Bost late la...

State Lawmaker: Reaction To Epic Outburst 'Mostly Positive'

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 07.31.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Screaming, swearing and referencing the Bible, a red-faced Illinois Rep. Mike Bost punched at papers he threw in the air whi...

WATCH: State Lawmaker Erupts Into Tirade During Pension Debate

Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

A Republican Illinois state lawmaker on Tuesday screamed and threw papers into the air while decrying the state's Democrat-led pension reform bill tha...