| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Chicago-area Republican and Democratic congressional candidates are stockpiling cash as they gear up for March primary elections that are expected to be costly and contentious, new campaign finance reports show.
One of the most-anticipated GOP matchups...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:59 PM
The Democratic primary contest in the newly drawn northwest suburban 8th Congressional District is heating up financially as well as politically. Tammy Duckworth outraised Raja Krishnamoorthi in the last three months, but Krishnamoorthi holds a cash-on-...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:54 PM
The most high-profile Republican primary challenger to freshman Rep. Joe Walsh in the state’s new northwest suburban 8th Congressional District announced today she was dropping out of the race.
Darlene Ruscitti, the DuPage County superintendent...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:11 PM
The window for filing petitions to run for Congress in Illinois’ new districts closed Tuesday with Democrats looking to take advantage of the map they drew to try to boost their numbers in Washington.
But the opportunity doesn’t come...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 2:31 PM
The two Democrats vying to take on Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh tried Wednesday to both identify with and reject the tea party advocates who back the firebrand congressman.
“There are a lot of tea party folks in our district,” former deputy...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Raja Krishnamoorthi tried to score points on opponent Tammy Duckworth over her jobs plan Wednesday, calling it “sound bites” as the two vie for the Democratic nomination in a suburban congressional district.
The former deputy state...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 2:10 PM
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-...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth won the Democratic primary tonight in the 8th Congressional District.
Duckworth had 66 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Raja Krishnamoorthi, a former deputy state treasurer with about 60 percent of the vote in.
| Aug 15, 2011
| 2:46 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he remains optimistic a bipartisan congressional panel of lawmakers can come up with a new round of deficit reduction plans if Republicans realize their “oath is to the Constitution” and not to an anti-tax...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh said today he’ll decide on Monday which congressional district he’ll seek re-election from next year.
Walsh, a tea party favorite from McHenry, had his home drawn into the new 14th Congressional District...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: CapitolView WSEC-TV/PBS Springfield: Host Bernie Schoenburg (Springfield State Journal-Register) with Charlie Wheeler...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 9:53 AM
A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh's ex-wife told a Cook County judge today that he and the congressman's attorneys are still trying to arrive at a settlement in the legal battle over child support for the Walshes' three children.
The McHenry congressman's...