Oct 28, 2012 — Freshman Republican Joe Walsh's bombastic rants frequently get him into trouble, even with members of his own party. He's facing a tough Democratic opponent in Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in combat.
Mar 21, 2012 — Illinois, with its more upscale, well-educated and moderate Republicans, especially in the counties surrounding Chicago, was always favorable political terrain for Mitt Romney. It was no surprise that he won, but the margin was impressive. And he also showed strength among voters he has had trouble courting.
Mar 20, 2012 — With Mitt Romney having what seems like an insurmountable lead in delegates but his rivals, especially Rick Santorum, refusing to exit the race, the GOP primaries have entered the grind-it-out-for-every-delegate phase.That means that Illinois, all of a sudden, counts plenty. The three things to watch for on primary night are turnout in the counties around Chicago, evangelicals the Tea Party.
Mar 14, 2012 — With Illinois holding its GOP presidential primary next Tuesday, NPR's Don Gonyea speaks to voters in and around the iconic American test market of Peoria, asking: Will Illinois embrace Mitt Romney's politics, or follow the South's lead and favor Rick Santorum?
Feb 14, 2011 — Just in time for Valentine's Day, Mark Kirk has won the right to occupy the Senate's Candy Desk. He will keep the desk filled with candy for his colleagues. It's all about promoting Illinois jobs, he says.
Dec 21, 2010 — The U.S. judge refused to release Ryan to see his dying wife, saying many in prison share his woes. Ryan also wanted his conviction overturned for violating the "honest services" law but the judge refused that, too.
Nov 29, 2010 — Sen. Kirk's arrival in the Senate means Democrats now need two Republican votes to advance bills. And those GOP votes have been hard to come by.
Jun 7, 2010 — Rep. Mark Kirk Apologizes For Misleading Public About His Military Service.
Feb 2, 2009 — Forget the "Not guilty" plea, here's a recommendation that former Illinois governor Blagojevich might want to plead "Not guilty enough"!
Jun 19, 2008 — If you have been affected by the flooding in the Midwest, we want to hear from you.