Now that the filing deadline for the 2011 Chicago municipal elections has come and gone, its time to turn our collective attention to one of the oldest and grandest traditions in our great representative democracy: knocking rival candidates off the ballot.Didn't see that section in The Federal
Gov. Pat Quinn has wants to change to how voters cast ballots in primary elections. Few people expect Quinn's plan to become law.Anyone who has voted in an Illinois primary understands the choice: voters must declare party affiliation and then only that ballot can be used.
The race for Illinois' 8th congressional district remains tight nearly a week after Election Day. It could still be awhile before the results come in.Republican congressional candidate Joe Walsh has about a 350-vote lead over incumbent Democratic Representative Melissa Bean.
Republicans are taking a victory lap in Chicago today.U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk and Robert Dold greeted commuters at Ogilvie Transportation Center this morning. Kirk and Dold called out "thank you" over and over to people as they streamed off their trains.
Republican businessman Robert Dold has won the state's only open congressional seat by narrowly defeating three-time Democratic candidate Dan Seals.With 94 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday, Dold had 51 percent of the votes, compared with Seals' 49 percent.