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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...

Ex-Illinois GOP Chairman Hired By ACLU To Lobby For Gay Marriage

Posted 08.27.2013 | Chicago

The former head of the Illinois Republican Party has been hired by the American Civil Liberties Union to lobby for the state's same-sex marriage equal...

Illinois GOP Elects New Chairman

AP | KERRY LESTER | Posted 06.02.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- After months of public infighting and constant bickering over issues that also continue to divide the national party, Illinois Re...

Rudderless, in-fighting Illinois GOP to choose party leader

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois Republican Party meets Saturday in Springfield to choose a new chairman. The previous party chief, Pat Brady, quit after his statement su...

Key Donor: State GOP's Internal Quarrels 'Destroying' Their Party

Posted 05.10.2013 | Chicago

A key Republican donor lashed out Thursday against the Illinois GOP when he blamed the party's most conservative leaders of "destroying" their 2014 el...

State GOP Chair Resigns Amid Gay Marriage Support Controversy

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has stepped down from his post amid controversy over his public support for same-sex marriage. Bra...

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...

State GOP Members In Support Of Gay Marriage Facing Threats From Party

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Two Illinois Republicans are finding out that for all the talk nationally of the GOP becoming more inclusive and appealing t...

Joe Walsh: Gay Marriage-Supporting State GOP Chairman Should Quit

Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

Forget feuding with Democrats — ex-Illinois Congressman and tea party-favorite Joe Walsh can't seem to stop sparring with leaders of his own party. ...

Election Winners and Losers in Illinois

Kyle Hillman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Elections have consequences and none more so than in Illinois. While the obvious places of change (State House & Senate and Congressional races) became clear throughout Tuesday night, the less obvious is becoming clearer everyday after.

"Fire Madigan" Flops

David Ormsby | Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

"Fire Madigan" was 2012 campaign strategy and brainchild of Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady. How do you spell flop? "Fire Madigan." So now, how should Illinois Republicans begin to regroup?

Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady and Crew Must Resign

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The Illinois Republican Party officially imploded this week. The Chicago Sun-Times calls it a "bloodbath." That's putting it mildly.

State GOP Chair Seeks to Outsource Republican Primary

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 10.30.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

When we've got a State GOP Chairman who thinks the biggest problem with the Republican Party is that Republicans are voting too much, is anyone surprised?

Party Hack Behind IL GOP Money Transfer Scheme Gets Nod for Congress

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Rodney Davis was chosen Saturday to replace retiring Congressman Tim Johnson on the ballot this November.

Why the Illinois GOP Has Republicans Worried Nationally

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

When two of your top party officials think the biggest problem with the Republican Party is that Republicans are participating too much, you can probably expect big problems.

Downstate Voters Supporting Santorum

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

As predicted, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is ahead of fellow GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in a recent Illinois poll -- but the mar...

Why The GOP Presidential Nominees Should Care About Illinois

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

While most political observers believe President Barack Obama will win Illinois in 2012, the Democrat-controlled state could still be an important pla...

Is Illinois 'Taxing And Spending Itself Into Oblivion'?

Posted 02.02.2012 | Chicago

One day after Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivered his second State of the State address, it would be difficult to find a single state leg...

Pat Brady and Tom Cross Can't Even Run a Coherent Scam

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Well forget all of that ballot integrity stuff for Illinois. It's now official. The Illinois straw poll is for sale to the highest bidder. They're not even pretending anymore.

Ron Paul Wins Illinois GOP Straw Poll

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Chicago

PALATINE, Ill. -- The Illinois Republican Party says Ron Paul has won a statewide straw poll that sought to determine voters' unofficial preference fo...

WATCH: Tea Party Member Addresses 'Occupy Chicago'

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

More Republican leaders have weighed in on the local chapter of the Occupy Wall Street movement that reached its 27th consecutive day of demonstration...

Republican State Senator Running For Reelection, Despite Bizarre 911 Calls

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

First-year State Senator Suzanne "Suzi" Schmidt (R-Lake Villa, Ill.) announced Wednesday that she will both stay in office and run for re-election in ...

GOP Congressman Slams Obama Bus Tour, Wants To 'Co-Host' Town Hall Meeting With President

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's Midwestern bus tour stopped at a county fair in northwestern Illinois Wednesday morning, and as he heads south for two town hall mee...

State GOP Calls Voter Integrity Squads Business As Usual, Others Claim Voter Intimidation

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Tuesday night, Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk and his Democratic opponent Alexi Giannoulias faced off in a televised debate. Of course, the ...

Blagojevich Drama A Campaign Distraction For Illinois Democrats

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Alexi Giannoulias had planned to talk jobs. The Democrat in a tight race for President Barack Obama's former Senate seat wan...