Politics

Politics
9:49 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Heated Debate Between 8th Congressional Candidates

Northern Illinois Republican Joe Walsh and his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth are squaring off in one of the nation's most closely watched congressional races. On Tuesday night, a debate between the two candidates underscored the tension between the two campaigns.

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Politics
7:50 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Illinois Republicans Try to Gain Traction

Illinois Republican Party

When Illinois voters mark their ballots next month – President Obama will be getting a lot of the attention.
But Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady will have his eye further down the ticket.

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Corruption
4:54 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Illinois Powerbroker Sentenced to Just Over Year in Prison

A judge in Chicago has sentenced William Cellini to a year and a day in prison. A federal jury convicted Cellini in November of conspiring to shake down the Oscar-winning producer of "Million Dollar Baby" for a contribution to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign.

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Politics
1:44 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

DeKalb Mayor Won't Run Again

DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen says he will not run for another term. Povlson made the announcement in a press release sent out Friday morning. Povlson says the more than 15 years he has served as alderman and mayor have been a rewarding experience, but it was simply time to to move on. Povlson says he is proud of many things DeKalb's government was able to accomplish during his tenure on the City Council.  

Politics
8:20 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Morrissey To Seek Another Term

Mayor Larry Morrissey
WNIJ Photo

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey will run for reelection next spring. A formal announcement is expected later this month.


The mayor's campaign posted on its website that a campaign kickoff event will be held September 27th in downtown Rockford. The statement says petition packets will be handed out to supporters.


Morrissey, who's an Independent, was first elected mayor in 2005 when he defeated incumbent Doug Scott.

Politics
10:56 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Durbin Not Ready To Endorse Quinn

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator is holding off backing Governor Pat Quinn for reelection. Dick Durbin says he’ll wait to make sure Quinn’s actually planning to run in 2014.

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NIU President's Lecture Series
4:48 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Election Topics: Money, Media, Prognostication, Post-Mortem

Richard Hasen, UC Irvine, and Bradley Smith, former FEC commissioner

As candidates head into the final 60 days before the election, Northern Illinois University will spotlight the issues which have helped to shape the political forum for this year’s presidential election.

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Politics
8:06 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Gay Marriage Advocates Lobby Illinois Republicans At Convention

On Tuesday, gay marriage advocates spoke with Illinois Republicans in Tampa. But it’s not clear how their message was received.

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Illinoisans at the conventions
10:18 am
Tue August 28, 2012

A Future Election Gets Attention During The Storm Hiatus

Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention in Florida will finally get down to party business today.

When the GOP canceled most activities Monday due to Tropical Storm Isaac, delegates and politicos had plenty of time for speculation about another election … the election for Illinois governor in 2014.

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Illinoisans at the conventions
1:04 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Illinois delegates find different purposes in conventions

Ill. Treas. Dan Rutherford

Though Hurricane Isaac successfully delayed the official start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Monday, the spirit and excitement of the delegates attending the convention has not been dampened.

Some Republicans already may be thinking a couple of years beyond the event.

Also thinking ahead are Illinois Democrats, as they prepare for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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