| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani headlined a downtown fundraiser this afternoon for a pair of Republicans fighting to hold onto their suburban congressional seats.
Guiliani said Reps. Judy Biggert of Hinsdale and Robert Dold of Kenilworth both would...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Republican Rep. Judy Biggert indicated Wednesday that she’s moving closer to supporting same-sex marriage, but ultimately said she’s not there yet and that it’s a matter for individual states to decide.
Democratic challenger Bill Foster...
| 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 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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:19 PM
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 “...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:53 PM
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.
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Wheaton construction worker Ted Thilly spent Monday looking for some career stability after finding himself laid off twice in the past two years, most recently three months ago.
"I'm getting a little desperate at this point," said Thilly, 55, who added...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a severe stroke in January, met Thursday with Rep. Judy Biggert, who said he is “back on his game” and even wisecracking about his treadmill — which he calls his “dreadmill.”...