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Bill Brady A 'Compassionate Conservative,' He Says (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady, Republican candidate for Illinois governor described himself as a "compassionate conservative" on ABC Chicago's morning news show Monday m...

Pat Quinn Camp: Bill Brady Is From The 'Extreme Right Wing'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following Bill Brady's declaration of victory in the GOP race for governor, Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign issued a statement ripping his contender for his...

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...

Kirk Dillard Still Behind As Final Counts Are Due: Not Conceding Yet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While it's deadline day for local election officials looking to submit their Feb. 2 vote totals, Sen. Kirk Dillard is still trailing his GOP rival Bil...

Alexi Giannoulias Leading Mark Kirk, New Poll Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the news of Sen. Evan Bayh's abrupt retirement on Monday, even more pressure was placed on Democrats to win President Obama's former Senate seat ...

Illinois Republicans Confident, Dems Say GOP Victory Unlikely

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The last decade was lousy for Illinois Republicans. They lost a Senate seat, their party's last governor went to prison and they were ...

John McCain In Chicago Supporting Mark Kirk (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator John McCain and Congressman Mark Kirk gathered for a closed-door fundraiser and talk on foreign policy in Chicago Friday morning, where McCain...

Bill Brady Wants To Change Illinois Constitution To Ban Gay Marriage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the winner of the GOP gubernatorial nomination is still a toss up between Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, front-runner Brady is already making pla...

New State GOP Chair Pat Brady Blasts Giannoulias In First Speech

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In his inaugural speech as Illinois Republican Party chairman last week, Patrick Brady took shots at Democratic U.S. Senate front-runner Alexi Giannou...

Big Field Of Republicans Look To Turn Around Party's Fortunes

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even as the economy sputters and calls for tax hikes ring across the state, few apparently want to challenge incumbents in their own political party....

GOP Candidates Targeting Black Voters In Illinois Gubernatorial Primary

Chicago Sun-Times | LAURA WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two unusual suspects have stepped off the treadmill and caught my eye. Republican candidates Dan Proft and state Sen. Bill Brady are Going Where No Re...

GOP Governor Candidate On State Democrats: 'Have They Put The Damned Ball On A Tee For Us Or What'

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE MCKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The lineup included eight U.S. Senate candidates, seven gubernatorial candidates and more than a half dozen others who tore into the way Democrats hav...

Andy McKenna Abruptly Resigns As Illinois GOP Chairman

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Andy McKenna abruptly resigned Thursday. "I reach this decision recognizing that I do not intend to seek re-electi...

Karl Rove Instructs Illinois GOP: You Have A Pretty Easy Message

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Karl Rove, the political brain trust of former President George W. Bush, told Northwest suburban Republicans they can win back the state if they don't...

GOP To Use Blagojevich Against Democrats: 'It's A Payback'

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Both times Rod Blagojevich was elected governor, it was as if he'd run against the same opponent: the legacy of a corrupt former gover...

Illinois GOP Rips Democrats Over Burris

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- On the day Roland Burris was sworn in as a new U.S. senator, the Illinois Republican Party blasted Democrats for letting the state bec...

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Still Hospitalized After Stroke

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois Senate Republican Leader Frank Watson remains hospitalized, three days after suffering what's being termed "a very minor"...