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  • Ryan quits race

    Beleaguered Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jack Ryan ended his campaign Friday, leaving his party scrambling to find a replacement with enough money and magnetism to mount a serious challenge against Democratic candidate Barack Obama. Ryan had been under...
  • With successor in mind, GOP plots Ryan's exit

    Anticipating a quick end to Jack Ryan's candidacy for the U.S. Senate, state Republican leaders on Thursday began looking ahead to replace him on the November ballot, with former State Board of Education Chairman Ron Gidwitz emerging as the leading...
  • Obama lets opponent do talking

    Barack Obama, who penned a 403-page memoir at age 33 and has a special skill for giving intricate answers to questions, has never been a man short on words. But this week, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate finds himself at a strange place in...
  • GOP leaders say they felt misled on Ryan file

    Top GOP officials said Tuesday they felt misled by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jack Ryan when he assured them in recent days and weeks that his sealed divorce records would not embarrass him or a political party still struggling to regain its...
  • Part 3: Politics snarl O'Hare

    The parochial and petty politics that have turned O'Hare International Airport into a treasure-trove for concessionaires and contractors also are at the heart of why the transportation hub is a quagmire of delays, hassles and heartaches. The political...
  • State may get tougher on young

    If the 10- and 11-year-old boys accused of tossing 5-year-old Eric Morse to his death are convicted of murder, their case will further prove that Illinois' justice system has yet to come to terms with the sad fact of preteen killers. The cruelty of Eric'...
  • Anxious moments 'chairman' has night to remember

    After 36 years, it all boiled down to the numbers. The polls were closed, and the phones were ringing at Noble Street and Evergreen Avenue. Within minutes, Danny Rostenkowski was pumped. "I'm leading the field," he said, scanning a sheet of early...