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Alexi Giannoulias

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  • Voters: Use your head, not your heart --No one will hear or heed ballots cast in protest

     
    Cranky, frustrated, appalled voters, I hear you. You're not happy with the major party candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate — as flawed and uninspiring a quartet of glad-handers as ever aspired to lead and represent our state. You're......
  • Chicagoan President Obama votes early, but only once

     
    Ah, but how many times will his ballot be counted back home in Cook County?...
  • U.S. Senate debate transcript

     
    This "rough edit" transcript comes from WTTW-Ch. 11, which hosted the event: Phil Ponce: IT IS ONE OF THE MOST CLOSELY WATCHED POLITICAL RACES IN THE COUNTRY AND IF POLLS ARE ANY INDICATION, IT MAY BE ONE OF THE TIGHTEST.......
  • Quinn, Kirk should raise a glass to good fortune

     
    Sen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......
  • See `Gery' think `Gary' not `Jerry'

     
    I've heard voices on TV and radio saying Gery Chico's first name as both "Gary" and "Jerry." "Jerry" is understandable, and I'm sure I've said it myself. "Gerry" is a traditional spelling of the nickname for "Gerald," and makes sense,......
  • Tiger let me down, too, and other reflections on the year that was

     
    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......
  • Kennedy for Senate? (Illinois this time)

     
    by Mark Silva and Dan P. Blake, updated at 5:15: pm EDT Could there be another Kennedy in the Senate? It's a big name, Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley notes. A spokeswoman for Chris Kennedy, president of the Merchandise Mart in......
  • Could Gitmo topple Democrats in Illinois?

     
    Only 15 months ago, President Obama carried his home state of Illinois with 62% of the vote against Republican John McCain's 37%. Now, the incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn -- who came in after Rod Blagojevich was impeached -- is in......
  • In Illinois, it's Kirk (R) vs Giannoulias (D) for Obama's former Senate seat

     
    It's Republican House member vs. Democrat state treasurer for the Senate. And close races in gubernatorial primaries....
  • Illinois: National proving grounds open

     
    by Mark Silva and updated This was Barack Obama's seat. The nation's longest-running 2010 Senate race -- with a field set Tuesday in Illinois' early party primaries, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias vs. Republican Mark Kirk -- will quickly become a national.......
  • Three `Oh, Gee!' awards, one honorary

     
    An "Oh Gee!" award to Gov. Pat Quinn for pronouncing the last name of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias as "gee-uh-NEW-luss" and another to WTTW-Channel 11 "Chicago Week in Review" host Joel Weisman for repeatedly making the same error......