| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:57 AM
With national surveys showing the contest between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney tightening, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows the home-state president retains a comfortable advantage in Illinois even though the economy has drained some of...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The Democratic and Republican congressional contenders in two suburban districts looked to advance their ground games Saturday, using rallies and other events to encourage supporters to vote early and to get their friends and neighbors to join them.
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:33 PM
John Joseph Walsh, 77, of Boonsboro, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at his home.
Born May 7, 1935, in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of the late David James and Helen (Moran) Walsh.
The family moved to Washington, D.C., where John graduated from...
| May 12, 2012
The first debate of a nationally significant congressional contest saw Republican Rep. Joe Walsh come out in favor of allowing federal student loan interest rates to double this summer and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth accuse her foe of advocating...
| May 23, 2012
| 5:07 AM
Two of Joe Walsh’s previous solo albums were titled So What and The Confessor. So when Rolling Stone asked the James Gang alum and current Eagles member if his upcoming album Analog Man (due June 5) was recorded on analog gear, the always...
| May 29, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Many years ago, Joe Walsh had a song that featured the hook line, Don't let nobody tell you that there's nothing to do. That's what one often hears around Aberdeen, that there's nothing to do. Is there nothing to do in Aberdeen?
There certainly is a...
| Nov 4, 2012
The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday's election is that you might be wrong about key races and thus dent whatever reputation you have for political insight.
"I don't know" is always a correct answer. "We'll see. Time will tell. It...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Candidates in three closely contested suburban congressional races used the final Saturday of their campaigns to rally the faithful and make a late pitch to undecided voters.
In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Democrat Bill Foster dug into...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Candidates in three key suburban congressional campaigns moved into get-out-the-vote mode Sunday, concerned that Election Day turnout will be the deciding factor as outside groups focused on a spate of automated phone calls to voters.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Candidates in a trio of competitive suburban congressional contests spent the day before the election making the traditional round of train stations, diners and local businesses in a final search for votes.
In the nationally watched 8th District,...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:23 AM
Democratic challenger Brad Schneider claimed victory tonight over freshman Republican Rep. Robert Dold in a North Shore congressional race tonight.
Schneider leads by about 1,500 out of more than 252,000 cast with nearly 97 percent of precincts counted....
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:55 PM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both legs in combat before turning to politics, defeated freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh on Tuesday night after a bitter and expensive campaign that attracted outsize national attention.