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From the Right: Why Last Night Wasn’t A Republican Wave in Illinois

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From the Right: Why Last Night Wasn’t A Republican Wave in Illinois

The Republican Wave that swept the party to control in the US Senate and to record margins in the US House missed Illinois, as Democrats maintain their supermajorities in the General Assembly by Justin Shimko “Welcome to Red America.” “GOP Dominates Midterms.” “Republicans Ride Wave…” Those headlines may define the national election results but they […]

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Analysis, observations in Rauner-Quinn race for Governor

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Analysis, observations in Rauner-Quinn race for Governor

Republican Bruce Rauner defeated Pat Quinn in part by concentrating on voters in suburban Cook County, and by defining a clearer message that connected with Illinois voters By Ray Hanania Bruce Rauner defeated Gov. Pat Quinn in a bitter race that saw campaign spending on both sides set new records. The election wasn’t even close. And […]

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Durbin one of the most honorable people in government service

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Durbin one of the most honorable people in government service

Durbin one of the most honorable people in government service By Ray Hanania In covering Chicagoland politics for nearly 40 years, you can imagine I’ve met a lot of politicians and government officials. Mayors, Congressmen, aldermen, county commissioners and local trustees and even a few governors. But one person stands high above them all. That’s […]

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Poll: Emanuel’s Unfavorables Rival Green Bay, Traffic

Poll: Emanuel’s Unfavorables Rival Green Bay, Traffic Chicago, IL – New polling from Bob Fioretti’s mayoral campaign shows that Mayor Emanuel remains unpopular.  For a comparison, recent campaign polling tested the favorability ratings of Mayor Emanuel, the Green Bay Packers, the Fox News channel and traffic on the Eisenhower. “A defined image is normally the […]

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Durbin in Trouble? Latest YouGov Poll Indicates Maybe

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Durbin in Trouble? Latest YouGov Poll Indicates Maybe

Durbin’s 8-point lead over Oberweis narrows to just 3 points among strong supporters in YouGov poll. US Sen. Dick Durbin has been heavily favored to win reelection since his previous election six years ago, but the recent CBS/NYT/YouGov poll shows his favored status may be in trouble. Over the weekend, YouGov canvassed every US Senate […]

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Oberweis Still Waiting for Durbin to Crack Down on IRS Scandal

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Oberweis Still Waiting for Durbin to Crack Down on IRS Scandal

Nearly a week after calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS scandal, State Sen. Jim Oberweis, who is running for US Senate, still hasn’t seen any action towards resolving the problem. This has led some to wonder if Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Springfield) will respond to the call, or ignore his involvement in calling […]

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South Side Pastor Endorses Oberweis

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South Side Pastor Endorses Oberweis

Rev. Brooks believes the Republican challenger has shown he cares about the area’s problems. Jim Oberweis, the Republican Senate nominee facing Sen. Dick Durbin in November, picked up the endorsement from an unlikely location Thursday as South Side Pastor Corey Brooks, Sr., announced his support for the dairy owner. Brooks, minister of New Beginnings Church […]

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Rauner Takes Commanding Lead in Latest Governor Poll

The race for Illinois Governor is gearing for the summer swing of parades and festivals, but the latest poll out shows the work may be in vain for Gov. Pat Quinn. In a poll released by the Illinois Mirror and conducted by Where America Stands on Thursday, Quinn (D-Chicago) trails challenger Bruce Rauner (R-Winnetka) by […]

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Oberweis’ Spot Atop of Ballot Benefits Rauner

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Oberweis’ Spot Atop of Ballot Benefits Rauner

Social conservatives may be angry at Rauner for his Pro-Choice stance, but one analyst believes Oberweis will drive them to the polls. Recent actions by Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner has caused some people to question whether the businessman-turned-candidate will drive social issue voters to the poll come November. However, one political insider believes Rauner […]

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Cook County Casts More GOP Ballots Than Dems for First Time Since 1996

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Cook County Casts More GOP Ballots Than Dems for First Time Since 1996

  County Clerk Says GOP Ballots Outnumbered Democrats Because of Ballot Choices, Not Politics   For the first time in almost 20 years voters in Cook County’s suburban areas cast more Republican ballots than Democratic ballots, according to the Clerk’s office. The primary election had one of the lowest turnouts in state history, but Cook […]

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