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Why Blagojevich Should Still Appoint A Senator

Slate | Edward McClelland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Dec. 19, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich held a take-no-prisoners (or questions) press conference, vowing that he's "not going to quit a job the peop...

Obama Hedges On Illinois Special Election

The New York Times | Katharine Q. Seelye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama today skirted a question about whether there should be a special election in Illinois to replace him in the United States Senate. Many i...

Obama's Replacement: Chicago Defender Endorses Jackson Jr.

Chicago Defender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

America will soon elect a new president. If that new president is Barack Obama, and we sincerely hope that it is, Illinois will need to quickly fill o...

Is She Obama's Successor?

ReedBiz | Bob Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Valerie B.Jarrett, a trusted adviser to Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, may also be a candidate to succeed him in the U.S. Senate if he ...