It was a huge election night for Republicans across the country. And in Illinois, it was a rebirth of sorts for a state GOP that practically fell into a shallow grave eight years ago.Republicans in this state scored big wins in federal contests - especially - and made gains in state government.
Republican Mark Kirk has captured the Senate seat once held by the president, dealing an embarrassing blow to Democrats.Kirk defeated Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias in one of the nation's ugliest and most closely watched Senate races. Giannoulias faced attacks over
Candidates for office in Illinois and around the country Monday are making their final pitches to voters ahead of Tuesday's election, and they spent all weekend campaigning, too.On Saturday night, President Barack Obama tried to fire up Democratic voters in a rally on the University of Chicago campu
President Barack Obama heads home to Chicago Saturday to rally Democratic voters ahead of next Tuesday's elections.The president has been appearing in campaign ads for U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, and he recorded robo-calls encouraging Democrats to vote.
A requirement to vote in the United States is citizenship. But voting isn’t the only way to affect a race’s outcome. Some undocumented young people in the Chicago area are going all out against the Republican in Illinois’s U.S.