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  • Duckworth defeats Walsh in congressional contest

    Duckworth defeats Walsh in congressional contest
    Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both legs in combat before turning to politics, defeated freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh on Tuesday night after a bitter and expensive campaign that attracted outsize national attention. With 93...
  • Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it

    Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it
    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...
  • Walsh, Duckworth boil over in heated debate

    Walsh, Duckworth boil over in heated debate
    A heated suburban congressional campaign boiled over during a Tuesday night debate as Republican Rep. Joe Walsh labeled Tammy Duckworth a “failed bureaucrat” running a poll-tested campaign while the Democratic challenger argued the incumbent...
  • Tribune/WGN poll: Obama remains well ahead in Illinois

    Tribune/WGN poll: Obama remains well ahead in Illinois
    With national surveys showing the contest between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney tightening, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows the home-state president retains a comfortable advantage in Illinois even though the economy has drained some of...
  • Former Rep. Joe Walsh's radio show to start March 25

    Former Rep. Joe Walsh's radio show to start March 25
    Outspoken former one-term Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, who teased his dedicated tea party supporters with the prospect of a possible run for governor in 2014, is now officially headed to radio. Walsh released a statement today confirming that he...
  • Congressional hopefuls campaign as early voting ends

    Congressional hopefuls campaign as early voting ends
    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...
  • Walsh to Duckworth: 'Have some class,' yank 'deadbeat' ad

    Republican Rep. Joe Walsh today called on Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth to “have some class” and pull ads attacking him over a child support dispute with his ex-wife. Duckworth labels Walsh a “deadbeat” in the TV ad and...
  • Duckworth criticizes Walsh on abortion

    Duckworth criticizes Walsh on abortion
    Democrat Tammy Duckworth today campaigned with a California congresswoman who said she had to have an abortion to save her life as part of Duckworth's ongoing effort to highlight her differences with Republican Rep. Joe Walsh. The appearance with...
  • Congressional candidates focus on getting out the vote

    Congressional candidates focus on getting out the vote
    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. Federal campaign...
  • House Republicans retain their majority in the chamber

    House Republicans retain their majority in the chamber
    WASHINGTON — Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control. "The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to...
  • Kirk: Lock up the 'chuckleheads'

     
    Transcribed from a portion of the WBEZ-FM 91.5 interview with Republican U.S. Sen Mark Kirk of Illiniois Wednesday: Alex Keefe: Senator, you mentioned the murder of Hadiya Pendleton a moment ago. It seemed like things got pretty emotional in the......
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review WTTW Ch. 11. Host Joel Weisman with Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times; Charles...