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Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal speaks to guests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on June 8, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bobby Jindal To Speak At Illinois GOP Fundraiser

The Feb. 25 dinner in Chicago comes as the GOP fights to regain control of the Illinois governor’s office for the first time in more than a decade.

01/17/2014

Election Results GOP Generic

Illinois GOP Elects New Chairman After Infighting

After months of public infighting, Illinois Republicans selected a new leader Saturday who they hope is the best option to bring factions of the party together after its poor showing in last November’s elections.

06/01/2013

Pat Brady (Credit: CBS)

Pat Brady Resigns As Illinois Republican Party Chair

A replacement for Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has to resolve inner-party squabbles at a time when the GOP is having identity issues and Democrats dominate them at the State Capitol and in the congressional delegation.

05/07/2013

Pat Brady (Credit: CBS)

Conservative Protesters Demand Republican Chairman Brady Resign

A motion to oust Pat Brady as State Republican Chairman never came to a vote at a meeting of the Illinois GOP Central Committee in Tinley Park. That left a lot of hardcore conservative Republicans angry.

04/13/2013

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois GOP Star Aaron Schock Focused On 2012, But Could Be A Force In 2014

Two of the Republican Party’s biggest stars were shining in Tampa on Wednesday, at the second full day of festivities for the Republican National convention.

CBS 2–08/29/2012

Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Illinois Republicans See Opportunities To Build Beyond 2012

Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

GOP Slams Preckwinkle For Reagan ‘Hell’ Remark, As She Apologizes Again

Local Republicans were going after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday, for her controversial comments about former President Ronald Reagan. She has apologized for saying Reagan deserves “a special place in hell” for his role in the war on drugs.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois Republicans: Dem Majority Got Labor ‘Payoff’ To Block Pension Reform

Just follow the money, GOP state chairman Pat Brady tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

08/20/2012

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (left) is up against Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (right) in his bid to avoid being recalled from office, in the wake of his successful push to essentially eliminate union bargaining rights for government workers in Wisconsin. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

Illinois Democrats, Republicans Look To Impact Walker Recall Election In Wisconsin

A local political expert says the fight in Wisconsin over whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker is an unfortunate event for both sides in the political battle.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

President Barack Obama speaks to supporters during a fundraiser at the Aragon Ballroom on August 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The fundraiser, billed as a birthday celebration for the President who turns 50 years old tomorrow, featured entertainment by Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson and others.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Obama Back In Washington For Birthday After Aragon Ballroom Gala

President Barack Obama has returned to Washington, D.C., on his 50th birthday, after a star-studded fundraiser at the Aragon Ballroom in the Uptown neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Barack Obama

Illinois GOP Chairman: This Is No Time For Obama To Hold Fundraiser

The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party does not approve of President Barack Obama’s Chicago fundraiser that is coming Wednesday evening.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Republicans

Illinois GOP Plans Presidential Straw Poll

The Illinois Republican Party is planning a statewide straw poll before the 2012 presidential primary election.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2011