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  • Durbin humbled by loss of Senate as Illinois House delegation gets more conservative

     Durbin humbled by loss of Senate as Illinois House delegation gets more conservative
    Sen. Dick Durbin thanked Illinoisans on Wednesday for granting him a fourth term, and he accepted the verdict of voters elsewhere, who in effect gave him a demotion.
  • Illinois Democrats cede seats in Congress as Republicans make comeback

    Illinois Democrats cede seats in Congress as Republicans make comeback
    Republicans on Tuesday captured some of the seats lost two years ago in Illinois congressional races, capitalizing on midterm malaise and the absence of the home-state Democratic president on the ballot. In the most intensely contested Chicago-area...

    For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1

    For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1
    There are 118 Illinois House seats on the ballot Tuesday, but for Republicans, the magic number is one. The GOP knows it's highly unlikely it will catch a tidal wave and sweep Speaker Michael Madigan out of power. But all the House Republicans need to...

    Chicago Tribune endorsements for Congress

    Chicago Tribune endorsements for Congress
    It's no secret that our 2012 endorsement in the 8th Congressional District was in part a vote of "no confidence" in the bellicose freshman incumbent, Republican Joe Walsh. On key issues such as the need to cut spending or reform Medicare and Social...

    Illinois a congressional battleground state

    Illinois a congressional battleground state
    Two years ago, Illinois Democrats parlayed a new political map they drew and the final appearance at the top of the ticket by President Barack Obama to sweep out four Republican congressmen and reverse some of the losses suffered in the 2010 election that...