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  • Santorum, Gingrich file to get on Illinois primary ballot

    Santorum, Gingrich file to get on Illinois primary ballot
    Surprise Iowa caucus near-winner Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich filed Friday to secure a spot on Illinois’ March 20 primary ballot, adding their names to those of Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Perry. On the last day to submit paperwork,...
  • Objections filed to Republican presidential candidates in Illinois

    Objections filed to Republican presidential candidates in Illinois
    All five major contenders for the Republican presidential nomination face challenges to their Illinois candidacy petitions for the March 20 primary, even though the complaints could become moot long before voters go to the polls. In addition, several...
  • Santorum, Romney fight for conservative voters in Illinois

    Santorum, Romney fight for conservative voters in Illinois
    The Republican presidential frontrunners wooed conservative voters Saturday as they launched an ambitious ground game across Downstate Illinois, a region that has emerged as crucial in deciding the winner of the state’s primary. Rick Santorum...
  • Illinois Republican presidential primary's fate rests on Super Tuesday

    Illinois Republican presidential primary's fate rests on Super Tuesday
    With the state’s primary election less than three weeks away, just how much Illinois will be in play in the Republican presidential contest could depend upon next week’s Super Tuesday contests. Mitt Romney’s twin primary victories in...
  • Romney Super PAC buys nearly $1 million in Illinois TV ad time

    Romney Super PAC buys nearly $1 million in Illinois TV ad time
    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-...
  • Book review: 'The Real Romney' adds fuller picture of candidate

    Book review: 'The Real Romney' adds fuller picture of candidate
    Let's face it, Mitt Romney seems more than a little opaque. On the one hand he's ├╝ber-rich, incredibly smart and nakedly ambitious; on the other he seems somehow robotic, shut-down and so happy to embrace the pragmatic option that the core of his...
  • Gingrich points to 'radical' Alinsky in criticizing Obama

    Gingrich points to 'radical' Alinsky in criticizing Obama
    Nearly 40 years after his death, Saul Alinsky's name is back in the news, peppered throughout presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's speeches. A native Chicagoan, Alinsky was "the father of community organizing," said Sanford D. Horwitt, author of "Let...
  • Home state remains true blue for Obama

    Home state remains true blue for Obama
    Despite the sluggish economy, most Illinois voters approve of Barack Obama's handling of the presidency and the president appears poised for a general election victory in his home state this fall, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. Though the interviews...
  • Coal plants dominate list of Chicago's biggest polluters

    Coal plants dominate list of Chicago's biggest polluters
    Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods are by far the city's largest industrial sources of climate change pollution. No other polluter comes close to the 4.2...
  • Welfare issue makes political comeback

    Welfare issue makes political comeback
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently offered to attend an NAACP convention to explain why African-Americans "should demand paychecks instead of food stamps." And he has described President Barack Obama as "the most successful food...
  • Ain't impressed with candidates' grammar

    Ain't impressed with candidates' grammar
    Some folks, like Newt Gingrich, read Gingrich's surge in the polls as a warm, if belated, embrace of his plan to balance the budget and get this country "back on track." Other folks might wonder if it's at least in part because the word "ain't" reads a...