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Dawn Clark Netsch: Illinois Leader and Childhood Hero Dies at 86

Anna Leahy | Posted 05.05.2013 | Chicago
Anna Leahy

Dawn Clark Netsch was the first woman I really admired. I was five years old and in awe of her--her voice, her clothes, her ideas. When she spoke, she knew what she was talking about. I wanted my hair cut just like hers. I wanted to grow up and be like her.

Trailblazing Illinois Politician Dawn Clark Netsch Dies At 86

Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago

Iconic Illinois politician Dawn Clark Netsch, who served the state for more than six decades in roles as Comptroller and Senator among others, has die...

Preckwinkle Assembles All-Star Transition Team

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Toni Preckwinkle won convincing victories in the primary and general elections for Cook County Board President, ousting scandal-plagued incumbent Todd...

Wanted: Suitable Senate Candidate

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

No one in the race has the resume, experience or heft required of a U.S. Senator. In fact, the bench in Illinois is pretty weak right now, among both Democrats and Republicans.

Special Election For Burris Seat Would Be Challenged: Scholar

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A constitutional scholar says there's a possibility the Illinois Legislature could call a special election to replace U.S. Sen. Ro...

Schakowsky: Hold Special Election To Replace Burris

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 2/19 State Republican leaders unveiled a proposal Thursday to mandate a special election for Burris' Senate seat in May, with a primary on Apr...

Are Citizens 'Too Stupid' For A Constitutional Convention?

SouthtownStar | Kristen McQueary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

T here they stood, like an old Archie and Edith. Gov. Jim Edgar and his 1992 gubernatorial opponent, Dawn Clark Netsch, side by side in the Thompson C...

Constitutional Convention: Debating The Merits

Illinois Issues | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In Illinois, the very first question on the ballot November 4 -- even before the question of who shall be president -- will ask voters whether Illinoi...