| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:36 AM
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields gained the endorsement today of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for the Democratic nomination in the special primary to decide a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., aides to both...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:21 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee revealed today that it is investigating the conduct of House Republican Aaron Schock of Peoria.
The 31-year-old lawmaker entered the House in 2009 and won a third term last month.
The committee did not make...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:30 PM
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| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Chicago-area Republican and Democratic congressional candidates are stockpiling cash as they gear up for March primary elections that are expected to be costly and contentious, new campaign finance reports show.
One of the most-anticipated GOP matchups...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary.
The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., saying the congressman deserves to return to Washington despite an ongoing ethics probe.
The governor threw his support behind Jackson via news release on Sunday, choosing...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 2:10 PM
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-...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:15 AM
In a battle of two sitting Republican congressmen, 34-year-old freshman Rep. Adam Kinzinger has apparently topped veteran Rep. Donald Manzullo.
With 99 percent of the unofficial vote counted, Kinzinger had 56 percent to 44 percent for Manzullo.
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:41 PM
The fierce pace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's fundraising tapered to a trickle once he was elected, with only $91,000 in contributions since April 1, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday that showed him with more than $1.5 million left in the...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Wheaton construction worker Ted Thilly spent Monday looking for some career stability after finding himself laid off twice in the past two years, most recently three months ago.
"I'm getting a little desperate at this point," said Thilly, 55, who added...