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  • House candidate arrested for gun at airport dropping out (JJJ's seat)

    12/28/2012 12:10:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/28/12 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Democratic State Sen. Donne Trotter is dropping out of the Illinois special election to succeed former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. Trotter had been seen as a leading candidate in the race. But his campaign was hit hard earlier this month after he was arrested for trying to take a handgun through a security checkpoint O’Hare Airport in Chicago. He told police the weapon was from his job as a security guard and that he forgot about it.
  • Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.

    12/15/2012 5:01:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/15/12 | Rick Pearson
    Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.By Rick Pearson Tribune reporter 5:22 p.m. CST, December 15, 2012 Democratic leaders spent four hours Saturday listening to 16 candidates audition for the party's endorsement to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but were unable to solidify behind one contender. After 90 minutes of deliberations, South Side and south suburban committeemen voted for an “open primary,” after Thornton Township chairman Frank Zuccarelli failed to win a majority of the weighted vote on behalf of veteran state Sen. Donne Trotter of Chicago. Trotter spoke the longest and also gained the most...
  • Politico: Blacks Fear a White Person Will Win Seat Formerly Held by Jesse Jackson Jr.

    11/27/2012 6:13:50 PM PST · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    This is really too easy. Imagine the hue and cry in the press and elsewhere, which to be clear would be quite appropriate, if an accurate story about a special congressional election to replace a white congressperson began as follows: "White leaders are growing increasingly worried that a black candidate might seize the seat of former Rep. ____ in the upcoming special election." Well, a story by Alex Isenstadt at Politico with a truth-obscuring headline ("Blacks fret free-for-all for Jesse Jackson Jr. seat"; the headline should be "Blacks fear a white person will win 'their' seat") clearly shows that Chicagoland's...
  • Chicago Tribune: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation (Today)

    11/21/2012 11:09:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21, 2012 | Katherine Skiba
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress today in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said. He spoke to the Chicago Tribune by telephone. The congressman could not be reached for confirmation. Boehner's office also could not be immediately reached. Jackson, 47, a South Side Democrat, has been treated for bipolar depression and has been on a medical leave from Congress since June. He has been under investigation by federal authorities for alleged misuse of campaign dollars and also has faced a congressional ethics probe. Although he did not wage a campaign,...
  • Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation

    11/21/2012 11:11:26 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21 | Katherine Skiba
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress today in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said.
  • Jackson Jr. won’t resign until he gets disability pay: EXCLUSIVE

    11/15/2012 10:29:37 AM PST · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    fox ^ | 11/3 | fox
    <p>Sources tell FOX 32 News that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd Congressional District seat if he's given disability when he steps down.</p> <p>Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month, sources say, he applied for a disability package--what could be his only income if he resigns. It is expected to take a couple of weeks for Congress to approve or deny the request.</p>
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. likely to resign from Congress, looking at jail time in plea deal: report

    11/12/2012 9:17:16 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 53 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12 November 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
    "Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is battling legal troubles and mental illness, is likely to resign from Congress and face jail time under the terms of a plea deal his lawyer is negotiating with the federal government."
  • Chicago Daily Herald Endorses Romney

    10/30/2012 1:05:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | October 28, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Sunday, the Chicago Daily Herald, the second largest daily newspaper in metropolitan Chicago, endorsed Mitt Romney for President in 2012. In 2008, the Daily Herald endorsed hometown Senator Barack Obama for President: In endorsing Illinois’ favorite son in 2008, we declared Obama “has a chance to be a great president.” We said, “He offers a new kind of politics. A politics that breaks down the old partisan walls. A politics that strives to bring people together. A politics of hope.”... But four years later, where is the hope? Where is the confident swagger and leadership to uplift the nation’s...
  • Endorsement: The case for Mitt Romney for president [The Daily Herald, Arlington Heights IL]

    10/28/2012 6:07:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | October 28, 2012 | Editorial Board
    Here, finally, we are. After months of seemingly endless campaigning, we arrive at the last few days of the race for the White House. After all that campaigning, many have openly wondered how anyone could still be undecided. We’re not among those who wonder. We believe the choice for president in 2012 is both difficult and profound. Whomever is elected will be trusted in large measure with the fate of a stumbling economy, a foreboding debt crisis, a gridlocked government and an unstable world. But now after weeks of debate and reflection, and a good amount of uncertainty on our...
  • THINK SQUAD: Chicago blacks say Democrats are “clueless about how mad they’ve made black folk...."

    10/27/2012 5:21:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | October 18, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    <p>I’m just back from a breakfast downtown with members of a group of prominent Chicago blacks who informally call themselves “The Think Squad” (Thinkers, for short). What I’m about to tell you is straight from the source and uncensored…and incredibly shocking in many ways, particularly if you’re a Democrat who thinks blacks will always do what the party wants no matter what the party does to alienate blacks. The biggest unreported story in this election is the ANGER being directed at Democrats from not just the pulpits of black churches…but in the circles of black female friends who are often the “Big Mommas” to their families. These black women are furious with the Democrat Party and Barack Obama and are encouraging their families to just sit home on Election Day. Additionally, these Thinkers are now openly calling Obama “Bathhouse Barry” for the first time ever…which indicates the reports of Obama’s gay sexual activity in the sleazy Chicago bathhouse Man’s Country have saturated the electorate at this point. If “Big Mommas” are calling Obama a “punk” and a “cake boy”, it’s on like Donkey Kong, folks.</p>
  • Dire State of Affairs in Illinois

    10/27/2012 10:07:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I just finished slogging through a 69 page PDF by the State Budget Crisis Task Force outlining the dire state of affairs in Illinois. I knew in advance that pension funding is the biggest issue facing Illinois. The task force shows exactly that. Here is a summary. Pension Funding Levels Teachers Retirement System (TRS) - 46.1%State University Employees Retirement System (SURS) - 45.3%State Employees Retirement System (SERS) - 34.9%General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) - 20.2%Judicial Retirement System (JRS) - 31.0% Those funding levels assume 8% returns going forward, something that is not going to happen. So as bad as the...
  • Report: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. releases robocall, tells supporters 'I am human'

    10/21/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Report: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. releases robocall, tells supporters 'I am human'By Jonathan Easley - 10/20/12 07:07 PM ET The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) sent out an automated message to constituents in his district on Saturday, asking voters to stick by him through his recent spate of difficulties. “Like many human beings, a series of events came together in my life at the same time and they have been difficult to sort through,” Jackson says in the call. “I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them...
  • Jesse Jackson, Jr., Might Be Heading Back to Mayo Clinic

    10/19/2012 8:48:37 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 33 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 19, 2012 | Michael Sneed
    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is in a world of hurt ­— medically and legally — may be returning to Mayo Clinic for treatment. A source who claims to have visited Jackson said, “Jesse is finding it difficult to continue his treatment because the press is staking out his home and making access to his doctor, incredibly hard.” “His doctors are considering sending him back to Mayo Clinic for treatment.” The source added Jackson, who is being treated for bipolar disorder during his four-month absence from work, is trying “to stay focused and calm to enhance his treatment and...
  • WaPo: Jesse Jackson Jr. Believed He Was Reincarnated Greek Chariot Driver

    10/16/2012 8:20:10 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 10/16 | Weekly Standard
    Via Sean Higgins, the Washington Post has a doozy of a story this morning about the travails of Jesse Jackson Jr. who is battling accusations of corruption as well as dealing with issues related to mental illness. While the Post's article carries a colorless headline, the revelations contained within are likely to raise some eyebrows:

    10/13/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 13, 2012
    In 2010, GOP candidates for federal office had a banner year in Illinois. The GOP picked up 4 House seats and a U.S. Senate seat in President Obama's adopted home-state. State party GOP candidates, fared less well, however. The state party picked up a handful of legislative seats and lost the Governor's office to Democrat Pat Quinn, Rod Blagojevich's former running-mate. As a result, Democrats controlled all levers for last year's redistricting process. They vowed to use it to reverse the GOP gains in the U.S. House. It isn't working out as planned. Years of Democrat control have taken a...
  • Despite federal probe, mental illness, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to be re-elected

    10/13/2012 2:57:15 PM PDT · by Salman · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | NATASHA KORECKI AND ART GOLAB
    He’s being treated for bipolar disorder — a mental illness that can bring depression, mania, risky behavior and delusions. He’s had a highly publicized relationship with a “social acquaintance” that rocked his marriage. His name is repeatedly linked to disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Now he’s the target of a federal investigation into “suspicious activity” into his congressional finances. What does all this mean for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s political future when the Nov. 6 election is a little more than three weeks away? “He’s going to be re-elected,” political consultant Thom Serafin said. “In this particular part of the...
  • Illinois Orphans (GOP winning in IL races)

    10/12/2012 4:16:44 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 15 replies
    We Ask America ^ | Oct 12, 2012
    Illinois is one of those areas considered by some as an “orphan state.” Barack Obama will surely win here easily with Chicago leading the parade. Like the other orphan states (California & New York) candidates in key Illinois congressional races cannot count on millions of dollars being spent to by the campaigns of Barack Obama or Mitt Romney to persuade voters to put their state in the red or blue column on magic white board election night. The congressional races are in essence the campaigns leading the parade but they are on their own. It also means that in some...
  • Obama to lose Illinois?

    10/06/2012 2:47:45 PM PDT · by dialup_pundit · 117 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/06/2012 | Bruce K.
    When an incumbent Democratic president is virtually tied in a congressional district he carried by high double digits in 2008, and is losing in the suburbs of his hometown, there could be trouble brewing. In August, a poll by the Joliet, Ill.-based polling firm of McKeon and Associates, found President Obama leading challenger Mitt Romney in Cook County, which includes Chicago and its suburbs, by a 12-point margin 49-37. That would seem to be a comfortable edge, but it is significantly smaller than traditional margins needed to outweigh the more Republican downstate vote... Now comes a new poll from WeAskAmerica...
  • Obama Collapse in Illinois: Tied in District He Won by 23 Points in 08

    10/04/2012 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    Back in August, a poll showed Obama with just a 12 point lead over Romney in Cook County, Illinois. While he posted a huge lead in the city of Chicago, the poll found him actually losing to Romney in suburban Cook County. It was a shock that I set aside as an outlier. A new poll of Illinois' 10th Congressional District, which includes parts of Cook County, however, suggests the August poll might not be such an aberration. The poll, from WeAskAmerica, finds Obama with just a 2 point lead over Romney, 47-45 in the suburban district. Obama won the...
  • Where is Jesse Jackson Jr.?

    10/02/2012 7:34:02 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-2-2012 | Claudine Zap
    Where is Jesse Jackson Jr.?By Claudine Zap September 2,2012 His name is on the ballot. But Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. hasn't made a campaign appearance since the primary. The Democratic congressman from Chicago is running for re-election for his seat in the House of Representatives, but has been out of sight for the last three months, being treated for bipolar disorder. Campaign advisers told the New York Times, which noted that the campaign's office was locked shut, that the candidate is waiting for the doctor's approval to campaign again. The son of Rev. Jesse Jackson was expected to win the...
  • Despite illness, Rep. Jesse Jackson on track for reelection

    09/30/2012 4:14:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 30, 2012 | Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune
    CHICAGO — Battling mental illness and personal financial troubles, Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is a heavy favorite for reelection Nov. 6 despite a surreal campaign from which he has been absent for almost four months. Jackson, 47, who disclosed this summer that he has bipolar depression and has undergone weeks of hospitalization, is convalescing in Washington and meeting occasionally with aides. He has been absent from the House of Representatives since June 8. Whether he will campaign at all is in question. His reelection bid is being led by his wife, Sandi Jackson, who turned down interview requests....
  • Chicago Teachers Union Makes War On Kids And Parents

    09/10/2012 5:12:49 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 19, 2012
    Public Employee Unions: In a city with double-digit unemployment, teachers who can't be fired and who make more than double what their students' parents make, have gone on strike. Anyone for school choice? Public sector unions reared their burdensome and inefficient head Monday when some 25,000 unionized Chicago Public School teachers went on strike, unhappy with a salary the parents of their students can only envy, leaving 350,000 students and their overtaxed parents struggling in the educational lurch. The Chicago Teachers Union walked away from a contract offer that amounted to a 16% raise over four years for the average...
  • Shock poll: Obama could lose Illinois, Romney leads in Chicago suburbs

    08/20/2012 9:37:36 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2012 | Alexis Levinson
    President Barack Obama could lose his home state of Illinois in November, a new poll shows. A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster and political strategist Michael McKeon found Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 37 percent in Cook County, the home of Chicago. That puts him ahead by a far thinner margin than expected in a county he should be winning handsomely. Cook is the most Democratic leaning county in the state. It is also the most populous. Those numbers do not bode well for the president. “He has to come out of Cook County with a...
  • Shock poll: Obama could lose Illinois, Romney leads in Chicago suburbs

    08/20/2012 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    President Barack Obama could lose his home state of Illinois in November, a new poll shows. A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster and political strategist Michael McKeon found Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 37 percent in Cook County, the home of Chicago. That puts him ahead by a far thinner margin than expected in a county he should be winning handsomely. Cook is the most Democratic leaning county in the state. It is also the most populous. Those numbers do not bode well for the president. “He has to come out of Cook County with a...
  • Too good to check: Could Obama lose … Illinois?

    08/20/2012 11:25:54 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Look, I’m a pretty sunny optimist, but this stretches even my credulity. A pollster in Illinois believes that Mitt Romney can win Barack Obama’s home state, thanks to a mediocre performance in Cook County by the incumbent, and outright hostility outstate: A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster and political strategist Michael McKeon found Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 37 percent in Cook County, the home of Chicago. That puts him ahead by a far thinner margin than expected in a county he should be winning handsomely. Cook is the most Democratic leaning county in the state....
  • Shock poll: Obama could lose Illinois

    08/20/2012 5:18:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2012 | Alexis Levinson
    President Barack Obama could lose his home state of Illinois in November, a new poll shows. A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster and political strategist Michael McKeon found Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 37 percent in Cook County, the home of Chicago. That puts him ahead by a far thinner margin than expected in a county he should be winning handsomely. Cook is the most Democratic leaning county in the state. It is also the most populous. Those numbers do not bode well for the president. “He has to come out of Cook County with a...
  • Autopsy Inconclusive for Obama Campaign Worker Who Collapsed at Chicago Campaign HQ

    07/15/2012 7:21:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 7/14/12 | NBC Chicago
    An autopsy for an Obama for America campaign staffer who died after collapsing in the Chicago headquarters was inconclusive Saturday. -snip- The autopsy requires further studies before a cause of death can be determined, according to the medical examiner’s office.
  • Obama staffer collapses, dies at Chicago headquarters

    07/14/2012 5:34:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 13, 2012 | Carlos Sadovi
    A 29-year-old man who was working at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago collapsed and died Friday, campaign officials said. Alexander Okrent of the 300 block of Dewey Avenue in Evanston was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
  • Improvising Illinois priest barred from pulpit

    07/11/2012 6:23:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 172 replies
    stl today ^ | July 10, 2012 | Tim Townsend
    An Illinois priest forced out of his parish by Belleville's Catholic bishop for improvising prayers during Mass will no longer be able to preach in public as of today. The Rev. William Rowe said Monday that Bishop Edward Braxton has suspended him and removed his "faculties," or license to practice ministry under church law. The move has been associated in recent years with the punishment of clergy accused of sexually abusing minors. Rowe, the pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mount Carmel, Ill., has not been accused of abuse, but he has clashed with Braxton over altering the liturgical...
  • More suburban Jews turning to the Republican Party

    07/08/2012 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 7/8/12 | Kerry Lester
    Standing at a Skokie Holiday Inn before a table full of “Obama! Oy Vey!” buttons, Anita Ashe and Ellen Warsaw had a strikingly similar story to tell. The women, both Skokie residents, were born and raised in an environment where voting Democratic was as natural for their families as the Friday Shabbat dinners that were a regular part of their Jewish faith. Despite that political history, Ashe in recent years has found herself attending events sponsored by he Chicago Chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition after becoming “more and more conservative as I read more and get perspectives on the...
  • Kinzinger Defeats Manzullo in Illinois's 16th Congressional District Primary

    03/20/2012 9:14:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 20, 2012 | Scott Bland
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., has defeated fellow Republican Rep. Don Manzullo in the state's 16th District GOP congressional primary. The AP called the race for Kinzinger just after 11 p.m. Eastern time. With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Kinzinger led Manzullo 56 percent to 44 percent. The race between Kinzinger and Manzullo, forced because Illinois lost a congressional seat and state Democrats controlled the redistricting process, followed a common tea party-against-establishment trend in recent GOP primaries. But the script flipped here, with 10-term veteran Manzullo garnering the bulk of the tea party and movement conservative support while Kinzinger, a freshman,...
  • BREAKING ELECTION FRAUD: Why Did ABC-TV Post Illinois GOP Primary Results 24 Hours Early?!

    03/20/2012 10:06:56 AM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    SGT News ^ | 3-20-12 | SGT
    On the eve before the GOP Illinois primary, one might ask: How the hell does SGTreport have election results for a Republican primary in Illinois which has yet to take place? We have long argued that the fix is in, but this… um… leaves us speechless. Posted tonight – MONDAY, March 19th – on the web site of Chicago ABC News Affiliate WLS-TV are the following election results, clearly labeled as “Illinois Races, Federal Offices”. If we have this wrong, please let us know why this information exists in ANY form. Or, if we are indeed living in a banana...
  • Illinois primary a must win for Santorum, it is time to do or die

    03/20/2012 11:59:18 AM PDT · by VinL · 51 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 3-20-12 | picht
    Newt Gingrich had to win Mississippi and Alabama in order to remain a viable candidate. Those states weren't essential because of their delegate counts or their importance to the national election, but because Gingrich had won nothing outside the South and staked everything on a southern strategy. He lost. He remains in the campaign, but he's a ghost, a bitter aftertaste, and a thorn in Rick Santorum's side. Santorum now faces his own "must win" primary, Illinois. He's won more states than Gingrich, but his strength so far has been in the Midwest and South, and in neither region has...
  • FoxNews Chicago IL GOP Poll (Romney 37% Santorum 31% Newt 14%)

    03/16/2012 7:57:55 AM PDT · by parksstp · 55 replies · 2+ views
    Fox Chicago News ^ | 03-16-2012 | Mike Flannery
    Chicago - The Republican race for president looks like a two-man contest in Illinois Thursday night. Mitt Romney is ahead of Rick Santorum among Illinois Republicans, even after Santorum’s big victories in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. But Santorum is within striking distance for next Tuesday's primary. An exclusive FOX Chicago News poll found a six point lead for Romney among those likely to vote in the March 20 presidential primary. Romney had the support of 37 percent on Wednesday. Rick Santorum earned 31 percent of the vote.
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • NBC: Romney Wins Illinois Republican Party [Romney Wins Big In IL]

    03/20/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 243 replies · 4+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 20, 2012
    NBC: Romney Wins Illinois Republican Party By Michael O'Brien, Mitt Romney won the Illinois Republican primary with some ease on Tuesday evening, allowing him to likely add at his advantage over his rivals in the tally of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination. NBC News projected that Romney had won the contest, the lone presidential primary taking place on Tuesday, shortly after polls closed. The primary offered Republicans maybe their best chance yet of a genuine one-on-one battle between the former Massachusetts governor and Santorum, his chief competitor for the Republican nod.
  • Santorum outgunned 7 to 1 in Illinois, 21 to 1 in Chicago media market

    03/20/2012 9:34:24 AM PDT · by Kazan · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | 3/19.2012 | Alexander Burns
    Rick Santorum’s campaign and super PAC have been outspent by a margin of 7 to 1 in the Illinois primary, with forces supporting Mitt Romney shelling out a total of about $3.7 million on the airwaves, according to a GOP media-buying source. Romney’s campaign has spent $1,117,704 million in Illinois while the super PAC Restore Our Future has put in $2.556,353 million. The Santorum campaign spent a comparatively modest $219,961 and the super PAC backing Santorum, the Red White and Blue Fund, put in $312,150. The gulf was even more enormous in the crucial, expensive Chicago media market. There, Romney’s...
  • Conservatives Coalesce to Defeat Romney in Illinois

    03/19/2012 9:25:10 PM PDT · by publius321 · 4 replies ^ | 3/20/2012 | Scott Ryan
  • GOTV in Illinois (R) Let's break 1980 Primary Turnout 1,130,081 voted as Reagan beat Anderson.

    03/19/2012 9:36:24 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 9 replies
    1980 Illinois Primary Turnout Record ^ | March 19, 2012 | Steelers6
    Ronald Reagan 547,355 (48.4%) to John Anderson 415,193 (36.7%) an 11.7% victory, Bush was way back with 124,057 (11%) 2 10 Crane 24,865 (2%) 3 2 All others 18,611 (2%) 0 2
  • Romney up big in Illinois (PPP- Rom 45 San 30 NEWT 12)

    03/18/2012 10:14:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 143 replies
    PPP ^ | 3-18-12 | PPP
    Mitt Romney is headed for a blowout victory in Illinois on Tuesday. He leads with 45% to 30% for Rick Santorum, 12% for Newt Gingrich, and 10% for Ron Paul. Romney's particularly strong among voters who live in suburban areas (50-29) and with those who live in urban areas (46-23). But he's even running slightly ahead of Santorum, 38-36, with folks who identify as living in rural parts and that strength with a group of voters he hasn't tended to do that well with is why he's looking at such a lopsided margin of victory. Romney tends to win moderates...
  • In Illinois, Romney grinds away with attacks on Santorum

    03/18/2012 7:36:09 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 36 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 18, 2012 | Paul West
    CHICAGO -- In the latest indication that momentum is nonexistent in the Republican presidential contest, Mitt Romney won a victory in Puerto Rico on Sunday and worked toward another in Illinois on Tuesday, results that would quash Rick Santorum's efforts to build on primary successes last week in Alabama and Mississippi. On Sunday, the candidates were traveling down very different campaign paths. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, made stops across Illinois, including in conservative areas downstate where Santorum is expected to show strength. Santorum, meantime, skipped ahead to campaign in Louisiana, which votes this weekend. Until recently, Santorum appeared to...
  • Gingrich talks gas prices, jobs at LITH rally

    03/16/2012 1:35:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Northwest Herald ^ | March 15, 2012 | JOSEPH BUSTOS
    LAKE IN THE HILLS ..Newt Gingrich laid out plans Thursday for how the United States can again see $2.50 a gallon gasoline and create jobs in America. ......“If we become the No. 1 supplier of oil in the world, and we are independent on energy, we can say to the Saudis, ‘Your period of subsidizing terrorism is over,’” Gingrich said. He said drilling for oil in the U.S. could put trillions of dollars into the federal government’s coffers that could help pay down the debt... “When I was speaker, we balanced the budget for four years, and when Santorum was...
  • Romney leading comfortably in two Illinois polls

    03/16/2012 1:04:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    With the Southern primaries out of the way, the next big primary for binding delegate allocations will take place in Illinois on Tuesday. (Missouri holds another non-binding contest tomorrow, a caucus this time.) Two new polls show Mitt Romney with a significant but not insurmountable lead over Rick Santorum in the Land of Lincoln, with Newt Gingrich far back in third place. The local Fox affiliate has Romney up six points with three days to go: Mitt Romney Leads Rick Santorum by Six Points in Exclusive Illinois Poll: An exclusive FOX Chicago News poll found a six point lead...

    03/12/2012 4:46:35 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 43 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | March 12, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    The Breitbart vetting of President Obama continues with this incredibly revealing, damaging, disturbing and embarrassing video starring Democrat (or, should I now say, "Communist") Congressman, Danny K. Davis, serving the 7th district of Illinois (Chicago, of course). Here, Congressman Davis is walking out of the offices of the Communist Party USA, and is receiving an award for a "Lifetime of Inspiring Leadership", from People's World, the news arm for the Communist Party USA, Barack Obama is praising Davis, who he knew very well at the time, stating, "You just heard from one of the best congressman in the country, and...
  • Sen Mark Kirk (R-IL) Suffers Stroke

    01/23/2012 9:19:37 AM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 9 replies · 1+ views
    WLS-AM Radio ^ | 23JAN2012 | News Report
    Top of the hour news confirms the report and surgery this morning.
  • Sen. Mark Kirk(R) hospitalized after suffering stroke

    01/23/2012 9:21:38 AM PST · by GonzoGOP · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/23/2012 | Chicago Tribune
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized with a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery today at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, his office said. Kirk, 52, captured President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat in a close 2010 election against Democrat Alexi Giannoulias.
  • Obama 46, Mitt 38 — in Illinois

    10/21/2011 5:08:21 AM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 31 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2011 | Don Surber
    Barack Obama enjoys an 8-point lead over Mitt Romney (12 over Herman Cain) — in Illinois, his home state, a state he took by 25 points in 2008. A poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale found Obama is under 50 against all contenders except Rick Perry. Against Mitt Romney, it is President Obama 46.1%, Mitt Romney 38.5%. Against Herman Cain, it is Barack Obama 46.3%, Herman Cain 34%. Simon Institute Director David Yepsen said in a press release: “You could look at this as being uncomfortably close for the president in his home state. On...
  • Emanuel appeals ruling booting him off ballot

    01/25/2011 9:06:46 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 1/25/11 | TAMMY WEBBER
    CHICAGO – Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois' highest court Tuesday to overturn a ruling that knocked him off the ballot for Chicago mayor, calling the decision "squarely inconsistent" with previous rulings about the state's election law.
  • Fox: Rahm back on Chicago ballot

    01/25/2011 11:28:51 AM PST · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Fox News Channel | 1/25/11
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    01/25/2011 10:15:34 AM PST · by RightGeek · 110 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 1/25/2011 | Mary Ann Ahern
    The Illinois Supreme Court has granted Rahm Emanuel's stay. Which means he's back on the ballot. Earlier today Emanuel's spokesman Ben Labolt said he had plans to turn to the U.S. Supreme Court if Emanuel doesn't receive a favorable ruling from the state. Emanuel's lawyers filed an emergency appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court, asking to have him re-added to ballots. Today, ballots are being printed without Emanuel's name after an Illinois Appellate Court residency decision on Monday booted him. Some believe Emanuel will look at a First Amendment question for the U.S. court to weigh in if a state...