| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:15 AM
Democratic congressional candidate Robin Kelly defended herself from a state inspector general’s report and an internal audit that alleged she violated timekeeping rules during her failed campaign for state treasurer in 2010.
Speaking after a...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans.
That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery Monday in Chicago, his office said.
According to a statement, Kirk, 52, checked himself in to Lake Forest Hospital in the Chicago area on Saturday, where...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:08 AM
First-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk faces a potentially long road back from a weekend stroke that his neurosurgeon said could leave the lawmaker with lasting physical damage but also a full mental recovery.
The 52-year-old North Shore politician...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Mark Kirk will formally endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination on Monday, sources close to the political operation of the first-term Illinois Republican senator said Sunday.
Kirk, the state’s...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will name former Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias as chairman of the Illinois Community Colleges Board today.
Giannoulias, a Democrat, narrowly lost the November election for U.S. Senate to Republican Mark Kirk. The big-dollar, high-...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 8:36 AM
This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek magazine offers up an eclectic collection of “how to” articles, from fixing Europe’s economy to running a meeting. Then there’s this offering: How to play basketball against President Barack...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:18 PM
The oversized invitation for the opening of Ian Schrager's newest hotel, Public Chicago, stated "no jacket required and dress knockout." And even though the party was intended to be a celebration of the hotel, formerly the Ambassador East, it also...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:23 AM
Democratic challenger Brad Schneider claimed victory tonight over freshman Republican Rep. Robert Dold in a North Shore congressional race tonight.
Schneider leads by about 1,500 out of more than 252,000 cast with nearly 97 percent of precincts counted....
| Dec 19, 2010
My worst prediction for 2010 was, and I quote, "A highly focused Tiger Woods will win at least seven PGA tournaments." As it happened, a highly erratic Tiger Woods won zero tournaments this year. I also predicted that former Bolingbrook......
| Jan 13, 2011
Local liberal blogger Georgia Logothetis, who recently took a leave to work for the campaign of Alexi Giannoulias, is back at the Daily Kos with an insider's look at fundraising: Candidates are extremely isolated political creatures. The ticker-tape...