| Nov 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
I am now tallying these results and will present an aggregated prediction Monday afternoon, listen to "Mondays With Johnny" at 12:30 on WGN-AM 720 and I may try to slip them in. The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday’s......
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The winner of this year’s coveted yet imaginary Crystal Blog trophy for most accurate election forecast is local gay activist, physician and author Carlos T. Mock, who correctly named the winner in all six races in the contest and correctly......
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth outraised Republican Rep. Joe Walsh by a better than 2-1 ratio from April to June, and both candidates in the heated 8th Congressional District contest began this month with more than $700,000 to spend.
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a severe stroke in January, met Thursday with Rep. Judy Biggert, who said he is “back on his game” and even wisecracking about his treadmill — which he calls his “dreadmill.”...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:03 PM
President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's halting, 18-minute climb up the Capitol steps Thursday came nearly a year after a major stroke left him so incapacitated that he was in critical condition for 10 to 15 days and had difficulty keeping his balance while sitting up.
| Oct 2, 2012
| 5:47 PM
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made its initial foray Tuesday into a pair of competitive suburban congressional races, airing cable TV ads slamming seven-term veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert and freshman Rep. Robert Dold for...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 5:44 PM
U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, are scheduled to be in the Chicago area this weekend on fundraising missions.
Pelosi, the former House speaker from California, is headlining a...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:57 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Two suburban Democratic congressional challengers sought Saturday to try to portray their Republican opponents as telling voters one thing while voting the other way in Washington, while the GOP incumbents sought to cast their rivals as having no...