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  • Crystal Blog contest, 2012

     
    I am now tallying these results and will present an aggregated prediction Monday afternoon, listen to "Mondays With Johnny" at 12:30 on WGN-AM 720 and I may try to slip them in. The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday’s......
  • Crystal Blog contest, 2012 results

     
    The winner of this year’s coveted yet imaginary Crystal Blog trophy for most accurate election forecast is local gay activist, physician and author Carlos T. Mock, who correctly named the winner in all six races in the contest and correctly......
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Obama in Chicago for Democratic congressional fundraisers

    Obama in Chicago for Democratic congressional fundraisers
    President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
  • Suburban congressional candidates square off in debate

    Suburban congressional candidates square off in debate
    Two suburban Democratic congressional challengers sought Saturday to try to portray their Republican opponents as telling voters one thing while voting the other way in Washington, while the GOP incumbents sought to cast their rivals as having no...
  • Congressional candidates hit the suburbs on election eve

    Congressional candidates hit the suburbs on election eve
    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,...
  • Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot

    Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot
    Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary. The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
  • U.S. Rep. Biggert won't face Republican primary challenge

    U.S. Rep. Biggert won't face Republican primary challenge
    Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will not face a March primary challenge in the newly drawn west and south suburban 11th Congressional District, the Illinois State Board of Elections ruled today. The board’s decision to toss John “...
  • Romney Super PAC buys nearly $1 million in Illinois TV ad time

    Romney Super PAC buys nearly $1 million in Illinois TV ad time
    The political action committee backing Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential bid has purchased more than $900,000 in TV ad time, including about $250,000 in the Chicago market, as Illinois’ primary draws near. Restore Our Future, a so-...
  • Former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster clears hurdle in comeback attempt

    Former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster clears hurdle in comeback attempt
    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 campaign declared victory. He'll face Republican Rep. Judy Biggert in the November...
  • Duckworth outraises Walsh in second quarter

    Duckworth outraises Walsh in second quarter
    Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth outraised Republican Rep. Joe Walsh by a better than 2-1 ratio from April to June, and both candidates in the heated 8th Congressional District contest began this month with more than $700,000 to spend. Reports filed...
  • New congressional map knocks wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat out of running

    New congressional map knocks wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat out of running
    A wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat who’d been exploring a run for Congress today suspended that effort and is backing former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster’s bid to return to Washington. John Atkinson initially planned to challenge Democratic Southwest...