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Vote Often: Gov. Quinn Files Papers For Special Election To Replace Burris

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Vote early, vote often. It's an old joke in Illinois politics but state residents will be choosing twice in November to fill President...

Illinois Senate: Special Election Could Mean Fundraising Bonanza

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It now appears almost certain that there will be a special election for Illinois' U.S. Senate seat simultaneous with the general election on November ...

Illinois Senate: Special Election Likely, Candidates Unclear

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a court ruling, it appears increasingly likely that Illinois voters will vote twice for U.S. Senator in November. One vote will be in the g...

President Obama To Help Raise Money For Alexi Giannoulias As the Dem Trails Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama is returning to Chicago in early August to help Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias raise some much-needed campaign cash. ...

Roland Burris: If There's A Special Election, "I'm Running"

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Burris, embattled ever since his appointment by former Gov. Blagojevich, spoke bitterly about his time in office and his inability to run for ...

Giannoulias WAY Behind In Fundraising, Trails Kirk By Millions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

June should have been a great month for Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias. On May 31, footage surfaced of his opponent, Republican Mark Kir...

Illinois GOP Calls Small Business 'Tax Cheats' While Bashing Giannoulias

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Republican Party made an embarrassing gaffe on Thursday, falsely accusing Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias of giving a speec...

Illinois Budget: Senate Passes Budget To Skip Pension Payments, House Considers Bill Today

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Democrats in the Illinois Legislature began pushing forward Thursday with a budget that would shortchange troubled pension s...

Illinois Senate: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Illinois Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+ILSen@gmail.com if you know someone who shoul...

Ban On K-2, Synthetic Cannabis, Approved By State Senate

My Stateline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Springfield) -- The Illinois Senate approved a measure that would ban a synthetic form of marijuana known as "K-2". ...

Who Is Mark Kirk? Giannoulias Campaign Launches New Jeopardy-Style Website

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election season is heating up, and every campaign is looking for a way to get out its message and define its opponent. In Illinois, Senate candidate ...

Mark Kirk Raised $2.3M This Spring; Spent $1.4M

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk's Senate campaign reports that he raised $2.3 million dollars in the spring quarter, despite weathering a scandal that appeared to damage hi...

New Poll: Illinois Senate, Governor's Races Show Little Movement In April

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports showed little movement in the two ticket-topping races in Illinois. In the governor's race, Republica...

Legislature Backs Daley's Effort To Crack Down On Gun Violence

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's gun control proposals are frequently shot down by the General Assembly, but he won a rare victory Wednesday. The Illinois Senate unan...

WATCH: Obama Shows Giannoulias Some Love In Quincy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A double-back-pat man-hug during President Obama's speech in Quincy Wednedsay was loud enough to silence an army of media doom-prognosticators. For d...

Giannoulias' Chief Of Staff Praises Kirk For Returning Goldman Contributions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican congressman Mark Kirk has tried to make his U.S. Senate race against Alexi Giannoulias about the collapse of the Giannoulias family's Broad...

WATCH: Giannoulias Talks Broadway Bank In New Ad, Accuses Kirk Of Being Out Of Touch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just days after the failure of his family's bank, Alexi Giannoulias released a new ad using the bank's closure to slam his opponent Mark Kirk, accusin...

Will Illinois Need To Vote Twice For Obama's Senate Replacement?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The election to replace Roland Burris as the junior senator from Illinois is heating up, with Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias fighting tooth and nail ...

Is Today The End For Giannoulias' Broadway Bank?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal regulators have entered the family bank of Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias Friday evening, and NBC Chicago reports that a worker...

Giannoulias' Broadway Bank Troubles Could Haunt Him In The Senate Race

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The bank owned by Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias' family could fail in just days, forcing him to overcome a notable business stu...

Four Day School Week: Illinois Senate Rejects House-Approved Plan To Shorten Week

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Illinois Senate panel today killed a measure that would have given local school boards the option of setting four-day school weeks. The House appro...

Local Pols Spar Over Releasing Tax Returns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: After days of pressure from his opponent Pat Quinn, Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady has agreed to release his tax returns from ...

Garrett Cullerton DUI: Senate President's Son Pulled Over 8 Times Since 2001

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Garritt Cullerton has been pulled over eight times on Illinois roads since July 2001 for citations that included following too closely, speeding 115 m...

Mark Kirk Wants Stimulus Funds To Fight Illinois Corruption

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, has campaigned on his opposition to what he calls "Speaker Pelosi's trillion-dollar stimulus plan." No...

Mayor Daley: Giannoulias' Bank Troubles Are No Reason To Drop Out Of Race

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley Tuesday stood up for embattled Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias who is hearing rumblings that he should step aside because of...