| Feb 26, 2010
| 12:46 PM
Tammy Duckworth, an assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, said today she was removing herself from consideration to be the Democratic nominee for Illinois lieutenant governor. âI made a commitment to President Obama and our...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 12:46 PM
Posted by Monique Garcia at 11:45 a.m.; last updated at 4:09 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today said he has encouraged Iraq military veteran Tammy Duckworth to pursue the vacant Democratic lieutenant governor nomination. âI think sheâs a very formidable human....
| Mar 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn's choice of Sheila Simon to be his running mate reinforces my biggest qualm about the accidental governor: He has a huge weakness for symbolism over substance. Simon appears to be an intelligent, thoughtful person -- her online......
| Jul 4, 2010
Rod Blagojevich had barely taken his hand off the Bible after being sworn in as governor when he pledged not to "let cynicism become the death knell of progress" in state government.
More than seven years later, the secret recordings being played at...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on the rise.
Now the former governor is fighting to stay out of federal prison. And...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 7:17 PM
Rod Blagojevich's approval ratings had tanked and he was furious. Illinois voters were ingrates, the former governor complained to an aide on an undercover recording played at his corruption trial Thursday.
"I (expletive) busted my ass and pissed...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 7:46 AM
| Jun 24, 2011
| 12:43 PM
UPDATED with threat of lawsuit by GOP congressmen.
Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law the state’s Democratic-drawn map of new Congressional boundaries, a plan designed to reverse Republican gains in last year’s election that is expected...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON --- Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who left a high-level job Thursday at the Veterans Affairs Department, has begun making calls today to sound people out about a potential run for Congress, her political consultant said.Duckworth, who was an...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 10:36 AM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth, defeated in a high-profile 2006 bid for Congress, will file papers to run in a newly drawn northwest suburban district, her campaign strategist said Wednesday.
Strategist Peter Giangreco said Duckworth will seek the...
| Jul 15, 2011
While the political adage holds that to the winner go the spoils, under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, even some losers have done very well.
Take Dan Seals. He failed three times to win a North Shore congressional seat, and his tax returns showed he mostly...