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Illinois Primary 2012

GOP Candidates Turn Focus To Newly Competitive Illinois Primary

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — After two Deep South losses, Mitt Romney is intensifying his campaign efforts in the economically challenged Midwest – a friendl...

PHOTOS: In Illinois, It's All About The Delegates

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- After two Deep South losses, Mitt Romney is intensifying his campaign efforts in the economically challenged Midwest – a friendly reg...

Obama: Maybe 'Some Lincoln Will Rub Off' On GOP Candidates In Illinois

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Four days before the Illinois primary, President Barack Obama says he hopes the moderation of the Land of Lincoln will "rub off" on the Rep...

Joseph Erbentraut

Corruption Allegations Fly In Illinois Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- In a district that covers much of Chicago's West Side, two Democrats are embroiled in a nasty battle for an Illinois Senate seat that has a...

Protesters: 'Keep Your Mitt(s) Off Birth Control'

Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made an early Friday campaign stop at a restaurant in suburban Chicago and was greeted by several protes...

Rahm: If Romney Can't Stand Up To Rush Limbaugh, How Will He Stand Up To Russia? (VIDEO)

Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

If GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney can't stand up to Rush Limbaugh, how is he going to stand up to Russia? That is the question Chicago ...

Obama Joins GOP Candidates In Illinois As Primary Nears

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

President Barack Obama is embarking on a concentrated one-day fundraising trip, with a stop in his hometown of Chicago and another in Atlanta for a bi...

Gingrich: Bible Says I Should Continue Campaign

St. Charles Patch | Nick Swedberg | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate New Gingrich cited the Book of Proverbs as a reason for staying in what the polls and many political pundits are cal...

Chris Christie To Support Romney In Illinois

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will swing through Illinois Thursday to once again support Mitt Romney in advance if Tuesday's GOP presidential pri...

Newt: American Political System Is 'Deliberately Stupid'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich is not going down without a fight. While campaigning in the Chicago suburbs on Wednesday night, the former House Speaker passed on p...

Early Voting Ends Thursday As Primary Races Heat Up

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

Illinois voters on Thursday face their final opportunity to vote early in advance of the March 20 primary election. As the Associated Press reports...

Romney, Outside Group Making Big Moves In Key Primary

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON--In the wild race for the Republican presidential nomination, there has been one constant: When Mitt Romney really ...

Romney Camp Put Santorum On Illinois Ballot, May End Up Regretting It

dailyherald.com | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

With the Illinois presidential primary expected to be a tight race, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his backers are expected to spend millio...

Silvana Tabares, Chicago Journalist, Pursuing Open Seat In Illinois Race

Olivia N. Castañeda | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Olivia N. Castañeda

For 10 years Silvana Tabares used the tools of journalism to have an impact on her community. In September, Tabares left that career to pursue the open seat for Illinois State Representative of the 21st District, outside Chicago.

WATCH: Jackson Ad Blasts Halvorson's Record On Gun Control

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

A new ad released by the campaign to re-elect U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. targets his 2nd Congressional District primary opponent's position on gun co...

WATCH: Pelosi Endorses Jackson Jr.'s Re-election Bid In Chicago

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi came to Chicago this weekend to endorse U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s re-election bid. Speaking alongside Rev....

Jackson Opponent Says He's 'Lying' About Obama Ties

Posted 03.02.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)'s primary challenger Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday accused her opponent of "lying" in a new campaign radio ad which...

Early Voting Begins Monday Statewide

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

Early voting in the March 20 Illinois primary election began Monday morning. The early option runs until March 15 and allows registered voters to c...

GOP Lawmaker's DUI Arrest Featured In Opponent's Campaign Ad

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

As the March primary approaches, one Republican lawmaker fighting to keep her seat in the Illinois Senate has brought up an unsavory moment in her GOP...

Joseph Erbentraut

Two Lesbian Activists Square Off In Statehouse Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

When long-time Chicago lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activist Kelly Cassidy was appointed last spring to the Illinois Statehouse of Represent...