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  • 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 Security, we found Democrat Tammy Duckworth disappointingly noncommittal and Walsh unflinchingly candid.
  • The 10 most vulnerable House members

    With a month to go until Election Day, HouseRepublicans are poised to add at least a handful of seats to their majority in the midterms. Need proof? Look no further thanthis month's list of Roll Call's 10 Most Vulnerable House Members, plus the four...

    Summary execution of a dangerous dog in 1986 becomes a political issue in 2014

    Via Cap Fax comes the story of when state Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) took animal-control laws into his own hands  It began when --  "a neighborhood beagle named Rusty bit Bost's 4-year-old daughter. The report filed by animal control officials...

    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...

    Biden to raise money for Quinn, Democrats in Chicago

    Biden to raise money for Quinn, Democrats in Chicago
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Chicago on Monday to raise campaign money for Gov. Pat Quinn and Democrats running for Congress, a White House aide said.   The Democratic governor is in a tough re-election fight against...