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Elections 2012: The week in review

Elections 2012: The week in review
Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar this week: This election cycle, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s camp finds itself doing something it usually doesn’t have to do: campaign. This week, Madigan’s staff sent out a jokey campaign flier attacking prison-bound former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose impeachment was... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar this week: As if 2nd District Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. doesn’t have enough to worry about with the tough primary race he’s in, there’s now a Super PAC that’s reportedly committed to his political demise. The Texas-based Campaign for Primary... Read more »

Illinois' electoral map: Not so blue these days

Democrat Pat Quinn narrowly escapes a strong challenge from Republican Bill Brady due mostly to an overwhelming victory in Cook County. But Quinn won just two counties outside of Cook.
On Election Night last week, I saw a Twitter post that described Illinois’ electoral map as an island of blue surrounded by a sea of red–a reference to a blue Cook County and red pretty much everywhere else in Illinois. And that map has been in the making for several years. Since 2004, the Democrats... Read more »
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News Roundup: Quinn slightly ahead of Brady

In the Illinois gubernatorial race, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn remains slightly ahead of GOP challenger Sen. Bill Brady with 99 percent of the precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. The candidates are split by 8,300 votes, with Quinn holding 46.5 percent and Brady 46.3 percent. Last night Quinn told supporters that, although all the votes... Read more »