| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The Democratic and Republican congressional contenders in two suburban districts looked to advance their ground games Saturday, using rallies and other events to encourage supporters to vote early and to get their friends and neighbors to join them.
| 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 7, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican Rep. Joe Walsh in their nationally watched Northwest suburban congressional battle.
Duckworth has 55% to Walsh's 45% with 100% of the vote counted.
On the morning after her big win, the congresswoman-...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:12 AM
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 Republicans,...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:18 PM
WASHINGTON — After taking heat for racially charged remarks, Rep. Joe Walsh issued a statement Friday asserting he was “in no way critical of minorities,” but an opposition group that had videotaped and distributed his remarks stepped up...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh is coming under Democratic fire over remarks that appeared to question whether challenger Tammy Duckworth, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost her legs in combat in Iraq, was a "true hero."
Duckworth's campaign on Tuesday...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:34 PM
With less than two months until the Nov. 6 election, a northwest suburban congressional battle is finding freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth strengthening their rhetoric and sharpening their attacks.
| 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-...