| Mar 30, 2015
| 6:17 PM
— Rep. Tammy Duckworth's challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk portends a costly battle in what figures to be one of the most closely watched 2016 Senate contests.
Duckworth, 47, a two-term Democrat from Hoffman Estates who lost her legs in the...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 9:30 AM
Kirk not who he claims to be
Now that the Democrats have an announced candidate, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mark Kirk, it is necessary to examine Senator Kirk's record. This is especially important because too often he...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:23 PM
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday that she's running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid.
"I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's time for...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 7:05 PM
When U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk suffered a debilitating stroke in 2012, he faced a grueling recovery and serious questions about how he could continue his political career.
Now the Illinois Republican, who won the Senate seat Barack Obama vacated to run for...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 2:24 PM
U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and John McCain, in Chicago on Sunday for an event at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, reacted diplomatically to news reports that their Republican Senate colleague Ted Cruz was expected to announce a presidential bid.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 1:04 PM
Sitting at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston on March 12, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk had plenty of memories running through his head.
Kirk, a 1977 graduate of New Trier High School, was presented with the Alumni Achievement Award at the New Trier Alumni Hall of...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:20 AM
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Our Sen. Mark...
| Mar 4, 2015
The Mayoral Likability Meter is going haywire.
Some days, Rahm is Mayor Antoinette, telling Chicago to eat cake or bending us to his iron will. Other days, he's Mayor Smiley the Likable.
And that's the problem. From Mayor Tough to Mayor Hugs, it's...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." But President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:22 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk has $2 million in his war chest as he girds for his 2016 campaign, a race expected to be tough, costly and closely watched around the country.
Four Democratic representatives from Illinois are angling for his job, but none has...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:54 PM
State Sen. Daniel Biss appears to be the first Democrat to actively float his name for the 2016 special election for state comptroller.
The Evanston Democrat is known as a policy wonk around the statehouse, but he's also a prodigious fundraiser,...