| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:16 PM
A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in...
| 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 6, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert conceded defeat tonight to former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster in a west and southwest suburban congressional contest.
“It has been a long and hard-fought race, but tonight the voters have spoken. I have called...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has temporarily suspended fundraising on behalf of Democratic super PACS to devote his attention to bringing the teachers' strike to an end, according to his political operation.
Emanuel was scheduled to attend a House Majority...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:38 PM
— Last Memorial Day, Sen. Dick Durbin traveled to a conference at a luxury beach resort on Tunisia's Mediterranean coast.
The Democratic senator and his wife, Loretta, stayed at The Residence Tunis, which is part of the exclusive "Leading Hotels of...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster cleared his first hurdle tonight in his attempt at political comeback. In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Foster's …...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Out in a new congressional district that spans Aurora, Naperville and Joliet, a Democratic scientist is trying to get back in the political game and …...
| May 31, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Saying he had important things left to do, former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster formally announced today he will run for a seat in the House …...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In "Jim Oberweis plans to seek state Senate bid," we read Dairy industry magnate Jim Oberweis says he's running for state Senate in a northeastern Illinois district.... He has run unsuccessfully for public office nearly half a dozen times. That......
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Orland Fire Protection District President James Hickey officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic bid for the new 11th Congressional District via news release Tuesday. …...