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Lone Chicago GOP Lawmaker Draws Young Democratic Challenger

David Ormsby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Chicago Republican State Rep. Mike McAuliffe has drawn a general election opponent, though it remains to be seen if the upstart challenger will draw a...

Quinn Nabs Giannoulias To Head State Community College Board

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) plans to name former state treasurer and one-time U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias as the new chairman of the I...

Alexi Giannoulias Mulling Mayoral Run?

Chicago News Cooperative | DAN MIHALOPOULOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just when it looked like the names of every possible mayoral candidate had been tossed about and largely discarded, now comes scuttlebutt linking Alex...

Obama To Chicago Crowd: 'I Need You To Keep On Believing'

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Schoolteacher Jamie Worsek headed to President Barack Obama's get-out-the-vote rally on Saturday, but it wasn't because she's enthusia...

Mark Kirk Loses Endorsements To Giannoulias

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Several Illinois advocacy groups that backed Republican Mark Kirk in past elections are endorsing his Democratic opponent in the race ...

Obama's Illinois Ballot: President Votes For Pat Quinn, Alexi Giannoulias

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has filled out an absentee ballot to vote in his home state of Illinois. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs...

Kirk Gets Money Boost From Rove As Clinton Heads To Chicago For Alexi

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In the final days before the Nov. 2 election, Democrats and Republicans are leaning on party heavyweights, energizing their bases and ...

Alexi Giannoulias, Mark Kirk Neck And Neck: Poll

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A new poll shows Republican Rep. Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are about even as they head into their final week of campaig...

Illinois Democrats Pick Up The Pace On Campaign Trail

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With 10 days go to until the election, Illinois candidates picked up the pace on the campaign trail Saturday, trying to round up suppo...

Mark Kirk's Mystery Money: Flood Of Cash From Anonymous Outside Donors

Chicago Sun-Times | LYNN SWEET blogs.suntimes.com/Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An unprecedented amount of money from outside groups is pouring into the hotly contested Illinois Senate race, most of it to bolster Republican Mark K...

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING: Obama Coming Back To Chicago For Dem Rally

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will make a final push for Democrats the weekend before Election Day with campaign stops in four cities. Ob...

Giannoulias Accuses Kirk Of 'Economic Treason' For China Fundraiser

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Democrat Alexi Giannoulias is accusing Republican Mark Kirk of "economic treason" as the two sides skirmish over a small fundraiser in...

LISTEN: Obama Jokes About Rahm, Chicago At Drake Hotel Fundraiser

WBEZ | Produced by Associated Press on Friday, October 08, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama drew laughs at a fundraiser by poking fun at Chicago politics and the loss of his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who quit this m...

Obama's In Town: Stumping For Alexi Tonight

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Battling to keep his old Senate seat out of GOP hands, President Barack Obama on Thursday recalled the joy that swept his hometown bac...

PHOTOS: Quinn, Brady Meet At Manny's For Sandwich Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn, who narrowly retained his seat after a tough campaign against Republican Bill Brady, met his former opponent for lunch Tuesday at ...

Alexi Giannoulias Will NOT Run For Mayor

Early And Often | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A day after saying he would listen to attempts to draft him into the mayoral race, State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias unequivocally quashed the possibi...

Judging Iowa: Gay Rights, Good Law, and Why the Election Results Don't Really Matter

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Guzzardi

Good public servants lost their jobs for taking an unpopular stand for fairness. But the parallel goes one step further: the election results, while they might sting, don't really matter. Fairness has already won.

PHOTOS: Fierce Opponents Bury The Hatchet At Billy Goat Beer Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The race for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Obama was a rough one. The negative ads seemed endless and harsh words were relentless--b...

PHOTOS: Candidates Vote, Celebrate And Concede

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For some, Tuesday was a day of relief and celebration. For others, it was a day of great loss. In any case, it was Democracy. Voter turnout in Chica...

Illinois Election Roundup: Dems Lose Big, But Quinn Hanging On

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was a long and tough night for Democrats in Illinois, but with results in two important races still too close to call, some are hanging on to hope....

Mark Kirk Wins Obama's Former Senate Seat

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Emerging victorious in an ugly race for the president's former Senate seat, Republican Mark Kirk said Illinois voters clearly want him...

Mark Kirk WINS: Alexi Giannoulias Defeated In Illinois Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, the five-term Republican congressman from Chicago's north suburbs, has won his bid to fill Barack Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois. Kir...

Election Results: Coverage Of Governor, Senate and House Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Check our Live Blog for updates throughout the night as results come in.) Major races for U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives and the govern...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois Election Results And More

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election news and results from throughout Illinois. Updated continuously throughout the evening. ...

PHOTOS: Illinois Votes, Turnout Stronger Than Expected

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Candidates and voters filled polling places in and around Chicago Tuesday--and turnout has been better than expected. "We had about 99 people in the...