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Illinois Elections

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  • Post-election forensics of the religion vote in 2012

     
    Faith in Public Life put together an election analysis based on exit polling and the political context that’s developed over the course of the year: Ballot initiatives In Florida and California, faith-based community organizing groups mounted...
  • For Madigan Democrats, there is such a thing as a free lunch

    For Madigan Democrats, there is such a thing as a free lunch
    Finally, in the sea of envy that is Illinois politics — with all those nasty, mean and negative campaign ads — we have some heartwarming news to report. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady wants to help Democratic candidates for the...
  • Change in Madiganistan starts at home

    Change in Madiganistan starts at home
    Wind-swept Madiganistan, that arid economic wasteland once known as Illinois, is in absolute ruins. Young people flee the state in search of a future, and their future isn't here. Businesses leave, taking jobs with them. Taxes keep going up to feed...
  • Quinn looks to end 'say to play' voting

     
    Let's pass a long overdue law to allow voters to participate in primary elections without having to publicly declare their party affiliation.... Pat Quinn in Wednesday's state of the state speech As you probably know, to participate in a primary......
  • GOP voters stand to decide Jr.'s successor

     
    Just this once, Republicans in Illinois' heavily Democratic 2nd Congressional District have some real power. But will they use it? Voters in the South Side and south suburban district will go the polls Tuesday for the special primary election...
  • Politicians: Here's why people hate you

     
    Democracy Denied--- A missing word or loose paper clip is sometimes enough to bump challengers, and they're often bounced by allies of the incumbents they were trying to unseat. A terrific investigation by Joseph Ryan and Joe Mahr that ran......
  • Majority report: When 52% of the vote isn’t enough to win an election

     
    This is the strangest political story I’ve heard in a long time. Last month in downstate Macomb, a town of about 20,000 residents some 200 miles southwest of Chicago, 2nd Ward aldermanic candidate Steve Wailand (right) beat incumbent Kay Hill......
  • Will Halvorson have crossover appeal?

     
    The promise/threat of party-crossover voting is almost always a phantom. Since Illinois' primary voting system allows voters to choose their party ballot on the day of the election (as opposed to pre-registering party affiliation), it's always possible...
  • Tribune/WGN poll: Obama remains well ahead in Illinois

    Tribune/WGN poll: Obama remains well ahead in Illinois
    With national surveys showing the contest between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney tightening, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows the home-state president retains a comfortable advantage in Illinois even though the economy has drained some of...
  • Speaker Madigan gets poor marks from many voters

    Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan is arguably Illinois' most dominant Democrat, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll finds many voters weary of the power and influence he had wielded for nearly three decades in the office. Only 16 percent hold a...
  • Day 1 of early voting draws record numbers

    Day 1 of early voting draws record numbers
    It's too late for President Obama or Mitt Romney to change the votes of tens of thousands of Illinois residents. They've already cast their ballots in early voting.  Polls opened across the state for early voting Monday, with more people than ever taking...