| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Congressman Joe Walsh told supporters tonight he plans to seek re-election in the 8th Congressional District, a change of heart from three months ago.
The decision means Walsh is likely to win the Republican primary but face a stiff general election...
| 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...
| May 31, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Before Rod Blagojevich’s retrial ended for the day, the former governor addressed in the most detail yet the charges he tried to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
Blagojevich denied interest after his brother, Robert, the former governor&...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:44 PM
WASHINGTON — Tammy Duckworth, an Illinoisan who lost both legs during the Iraq war, resigned today from her job as an assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department.
She had held the job since the start of the Obama administration. VA...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 7:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Amid reports that she's returning home to Illinois to consider a run for Congress, Tammy Duckworth said she's not making any decisions until she leaves federal employment June 30.
Duckworth is a double amputee who lost her legs in the...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Tammy Duckworth, preparing for her second run for Congress, is hiring polling, media and direct mail firms for a highly anticipated race against Raja Krishnamoorthi in the newly drawn 8th Congressional District.
The new 8th District, located in the...
| 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 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...
| 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-...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 12:46 PM
Tammy Duckworth, an assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, said today she was removing herself from consideration to be the Democratic nominee for Illinois lieutenant governor. âI made a commitment to President Obama and our...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 12:46 PM
Posted by Monique Garcia at 11:45 a.m.; last updated at 4:09 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today said he has encouraged Iraq military veteran Tammy Duckworth to pursue the vacant Democratic lieutenant governor nomination. âI think sheâs a very formidable human....