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Illinois Primary

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 07.28.2014 | 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 | 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.

Does Santorum Stand A Chance In Illinois?

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

Although President Barack Obama's home state is expected to support him in 2012 as it did in 2008, GOP hopefuls are zeroing in on the blue state's sub...

Jon Ward

Santorum's Last Chance | Jon Ward | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

BOSTON –- Rick Santorum has had two big shots at breaking the Republican presidential primary wide open, in Michigan and then Ohio, and has fallen s...

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...

Failure Trips Up GOP Candidates

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

Several of the Republican candidates for president have failed to get on the ballot in some primaries or failed to file full slates of delegates in ot...

IL-Pres: 49% Obama (D), 45% Opponent (R) (PPP 10/31)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PPP 10/30-31/10 814 Likely voters (3.4% margin of error), including 255 Likely GOP primary voters (6.1% margin of error) Mode: Automated phone (PPP PD...

Illinois Primary Moving Back To March; Pat Quinn Expected To Sign Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Wednesday that will move the Illinois primary back to March, according to a Chicago Tribune report. The...

Bill Brady Wins Governor's Primary: Kirk Dillard Loses Republican Nomination To Brady By 193 Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady has won the Republican primary for governor by 193 votes, the Daily Herald reports Friday. The state board of elections released its offic...

Alexi Giannoulias Slams Mark Kirk For Health Care Reform Obstruction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias is getting his Senate campaign in gear, attacking his Republican opponent Mark Kirk for working against health care reform. "It is ...

Primary Voter Turnout High In Some Areas, Despite Dismal Overall Numbers

The Chicago Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Long lines couldn't be found at most polling sites throughout Illinois as election experts believe this year's primary could rival the mere 24.8 perce...

Mark Kirk To Face Third-Party Conservative Challenge?

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Kirk would be very wise to listen to what some of the conservatives have to say," Family-PAC's Paul Caprio told Hinz. "There are a lot of people who ...

Kirk Dillard Closes Bill Brady's Lead, Won't Concede Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With all counties required to post their final vote tallies today, Kirk Dillard is making up ground--if slowly--and insists that he won't concede defe...

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Will Find Out More Today As Final Votes Are Counted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican primary race for governor will take another step toward conclusion Tuesday, as local election authorities submit their final counts to ...

Illinois Legislature Considers Moving Primaries Again

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

House Minority Leader Tom Cross will propose a bill today to move the primary to June in non-presidential election years. Every fourth year during a p...

Illinois Primary 2010: Chicago's Voter Turnout A Record Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While officials knew on Feb. 2 that voter turnout in Illinois was not good, the final numbers in Chicago ended up being the worst ever for a non-presi...

Did You Hear the One About the Illinois Primary...?

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert J. Elisberg

Maybe now, people can get at least just the smallest sense of why people in Illinois knew that what Rod Blagojevich is alleged to have done was wrong, but didn't get too worked up by it.

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Still Close; Brady's Lead Holding, Dillard Could Push For Recount

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Absentee ballots are trickling in by the dozens in the Republican primary for governor, and Bill Brady still clings to a 400-vote margin over opponent...