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Tribune staff reporterLaying the blame for the federal budget deficit at President Bush's feet, Democratic candidates for Illinois' open U.S. Senate seat said they would balance the nation's books by increasing many taxes cut in recent years. At the same time, most of the...
Tribune staff reportersU.S. Democratic Senate candidate Blair Hull on Monday traveled the state promoting his fourth trip to Canada to buy low-cost prescription drugs for seniors, but he found himself once again on the defensive, battling questions surrounding his 1998...
In the end, Dan Hynes' political pedigree did him remarkably little good in his quest for the U.S. Senate, providing what Democratic politicians said Wednesday was just the latest bit of proof that the party machine is no longer the centrally controlled...
Amid anticipation of a low-turnout election compounded by iffy weather, candidates for Illinois U.S. Senate nominations wound up the final campaign day Monday with cross-state marathons. Also facing voters on the ballot in Tuesday's Republican and...
Tags: Government, Barack Obama, Weather, Politics, Sports
Tribune staff reportersAlthough most of the leading Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate support the federal No Child Left Behind Act's overriding goal of increasing accountability in public schools, they uniformly blast how the new law is underfunded and vow to increase...
Tribune staff reportersState Sen. Barack Obama claims the mantle of a reformer, but early last month the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate spent $17,191 in state taxpayer money on a mailer that had the look and feel of a campaign flier. The mailing went out just days before a...
Tribune staff reportersIllinois' candidates for U.S. Senate are keeping pace with each another in raising campaign cash, with Republican Jack Ryan raising about $500,000 since last month's primary and Barack Obama raising about $432,000 in the same period. But since the...
`What's doin'?" asks Maria Pappas. Not much. The young couple at the table are having coffee and cigs at the Blue Angel, a 24-hour restaurant on North Milwaukee Avenue near Northwest Highway. And now their flirty conversation has been interrupted by...
Tags: John Kerry, Government, Barack Obama, Politics, Evanston
It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when the great debate set for a week from Sunday in Highland Park began to crumble. All we know for sure is that it turned to dust at 8:44 p.m. Thursday, when an official with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's campaign...
Blair Hull is the multimillionaire Democrat spending his own cash to campaign for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. Hull must be wondering why the heck he burnt so much, especially now, with his campaign toasting up over old, yet damaging allegations. And...
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