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8 hours ago
Madigan, Rauner spend big on House races

Madigan, Rauner spend big on House races

DES PLAINES | State Rep. Marty Moylan tells voters he's not your typical Democrat as he bikes from house to house on the campaign trail, handing out yard signs, nail files and doggie treats with his name emblazoned on the bag.

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Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

This undated photo provided by the Mel Thillens campaign shows Park Ridge, Ill., Republican Mel Thillens, owner of an armored car company, who is challenging incumbent Democratic state Rep. Marty Moylan on Nov. 4, 2014. The race is one several competitive Illinois House races in the moderate…

17 hours ago
Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

FILE - In this Friday, May 23, 2014 file photo, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, appears on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. With the election coming up Nov. 4, 2014, Madigan is using well-honed strategies to maintain a veto-proof supermajority in t…

17 hours ago
Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference in Chicago. With a Democratic supermajority on the line in the Illinois Legislature, the state Republican Party has received $5.8 million in donations since June fro…

17 hours ago
Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, listens to lawmakers on the House floor at the Capitol in Springfield. Moylan’s seat is one of a half dozen that are crucial to Democrats in maintaining their veto-proof supermajority in the Illinois Hou…

17 hours ago
BC-AP News Digest 4:10 am

BC-AP News Digest 4:10 am

The moon passes in front on the sun during the height of Thursday's partial solar eclipse in the skies above Vacaville, California. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the Earth but don't align perfectly straight. Today's eclipse will be the last one for 20…

October 24, 2014 3:12 am
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis responds to a reporter's question after a televised debate against Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, Ill., has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, …

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, left, is fitted for a microphone Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago before his debate with challenger Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, right for their first of two televised debates before the Nov. 4 election. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar G…

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, left, jokes about only getting one page of paper for notes before his debate with challenger, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis for their first of two televised debates before the Nov. 4 election, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entr…

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin responds to a reporter's question after a debate with challenger, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the sec…

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a…

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, checks his watch before a debate against challenger, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, their first of two televised debates before the Nov. 4 election. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat …

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm

Ill. governor hopefuls Quinn, Rauner to debate

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are meeting for their first true debate of the Illinois governor's race.

October 09, 2014 6:47 am
Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

Former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising Steak Fry, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

September 15, 2014 10:05 am
Close contests in GOP, Dem race for 11th House District

Close contests in GOP, Dem race for 11th House District

INDIANAPOLIS | A rare Indiana House race without an incumbent running produced close results Tuesday for the Republican and Democratic nominations in the 11th District.

May 06, 2014 11:04 pm Photos

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Fundraiser lists, emails raise Bennett questions

Fundraiser lists, emails raise Bennett questions

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett kept multiple campaign databases on Department of Education servers and ordered his staff to dissect a speech by his Democratic opponent for inaccuracies last fall in apparent violations of Indiana election and ethics laws, documents o…

September 11, 2013 5:30 pm

Chicago district disappointed in ex-congressman

CHICAGO | Residents in this swath of sprawling Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs have brimmed with loyalty to Jesse Jackson Jr. over the past 17 years, giving him an enthusiastic majority each election — even after questionable links to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, reports of an extramarital aff…

February 21, 2013 10:00 am
Ryan: Romney won't 'duck tough issues' on economy

Ryan: Romney won't 'duck tough issues' on economy

TAMPA, Fla. | Seizing the Republican National Convention spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan promised Wednesday night Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall and their party will move forcefully to solve the nation's economic woes.

August 29, 2012 4:00 pm
GOP convention team reaches out to women, vets

GOP convention team reaches out to women, vets

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks Wednesday at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis.

August 29, 2012 3:12 pm
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