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Illinois Election 2010

Bill Brady Won't Concede: Pat Quinn Maintains Narrow Lead In Illinois Governor Race

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bill Brady were stuck in limbo Wednesday instead of launching a transition or tackling one of...

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....

The Illinois Budget: An Embarrassing and Sad Spectacle

John Bouman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Bouman

Most of the cuts in the Illinois budget are harmful and unwise. They are not driven by policy considerations or evidence-based program evaluations, but by the brutal calculus of the state's fiscal default.

Republicans Will Be Listed First On November Ballots In Cook County

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

They haven't won countywide office in decades, but, in a lottery today, Cook County Republicans won the top ballot spot in November's general election...

Kirk Dillard Concedes: Lost Nomination By 193 Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican primary race for Illinois governor finally came to a close today, as Sen. Bill Brady was declared the winner after beating Sen. Kirk Di...

Dan Hynes Would Consider Lieutenant Governor's Spot If Asked

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen's surprise decision to end his pursuit of the lieutenant governor's office has created a vacuum at the top of the Democratic ticket, b...

Pat Quinn: Dan Hynes Does Not Want Lt. Governor Spot

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While earlier news reports stated that Dan Hynes would not be opposed to running as "Lieutenant" to Pat Quinn's "Governor," both a Hynes spokesman and...

Scott Lee Cohen's Ex Says He Is Not Fit For Public Office As State Dems Wait For Him To Step Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As state democrats hope that Illinois Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen steps aside as soon as possible, the drama surrounding th...

David Hoffman: Next Chicago Mayor? Mayor Daley Doesn't Think So

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On more than one occasion during his campaign for the U.S. Senate, voters told David Hoffman he was running for the "wrong office" -- the "right" one ...

Amanda Enemam Mug Shot: Scott Lee Cohen's Ex's Mug (PHOTOS)

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Amanda Enemam, the prostitute-slash-"massage therapist" at the center of Illinois' Democratic ticket meltdown. Enemam accused Dem. Lt. Gov. nominee Sc...

Scott Lee Cohen's Interview On 'Chicago Tonight' (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As state democrats find themselves anxious for Lieutenant Governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen to step down, Cohen seemed to have no intention of doing so...

Pat Quinn Wants To Pick Running Mate After Lt. Gov. Nominee Scott Lee Cohen's Arrest Report Surfaces

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Scott Lee Cohen has no intentions of leaving the race. He issued a statement Thursday defending himself, which reads: "I have no intention o...

Scott Lee Cohen's Violent Arrest: Police Records Shed New Light On Dem Lt. Governor Nominee

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen -- a pawnbroker who shocked state Democratic leaders Tuesday night by winning the party's nomination for lieutenant governor -- was ar...

Cheryle Jackson 'Focusing On The Next Step' After Primary

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a long and often heated campaign for the Illinois Senate seat formerly held by President Obama, Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Jacks...

Dan Hynes To Make 'Major Announcement'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Hynes, who vowed to "keep fighting" as the Illinois Primary results trickled in Tuesday night, will make a "major announcement" Thursday morning--...

Illinois Primary 2010: Multiple Recounts Possible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Illinois voters wait for answers from Tuesday's primary, many are wondering if a recount is in order--with predictions that Kirk Dillard and Bill B...

Jackson To Giannoulias: Drop Out Of The Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following the announcement that federal regulators have stepped in to monitor executives at Alexi Giannoulias' family bank, fellow Senate candidate an...