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Dems Hope To Take Back Congress With Help Of Illinois Seats

National Democrats are putting a circle around Illinois as one of the key states that could tip the scales, and allow the Democrats to regain control of the House of Representatives.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Race Between Duckworth, Walsh Expected To Be Heated Campaign

In the 8th Congressional District – in the northern suburbs in Lake, McHenry and Cook counties – promises to have one of the most watched races of the 2012 Congressional elections.

CBS 2–03/21/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. celebrates his victory over Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday. (CBS)

Jackson Jr. Defeats Dem Rival Halvorson In 2nd District

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who faced his strongest challenge in years, defeated fellow Democrat Debbie Halvorson, in the 2nd Congressional District primary.

03/20/2012

Raja Krishnamoorthi, Tammy Duckworth

Duckworth, Krishnamoorthi Spar Over Plans

The Democrats vying to face off against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) are airing their differences ahead of Tuesday’s Primary, even as they agree on many issues.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

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Dozens File To Run For U.S. House Seats

Dozens of people have filed to run for Illinois’ 18 seats in the U.S. House.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Congressman Joe Walsh

Congressman Joe Walsh To Run In 8th District In 2012

Tea Party star U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) says he will run for reelection next year in the redrawn 8th District, rather than end up in a primary fight against a fellow Republican.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

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Both 8th District Democratic Candidates: Keep Funding For Veterans

Their backgrounds are vastly different, but the candidates for the Democratic primary race for the 8th Congressional District north of Chicago are both focusing on the federal budget for veterans.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Cooper (center, holding rifle) served three tours in Iraq, finishing his last tour in 2007. (Photo courtesy Jonathan Cooper)

U.S. Withdrawal Hailed By Area Iraq War Veterans

President Barack Obama is bringing all U.S. troops home from Iraq before the year’s end — a decision that is sparking a range of emotions for service members and veterans from the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at a World War II Memorial ceremony in March. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Durbin Set To Endorse Duckworth For Congress

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is set to throw his support behind Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth in her race for Congress.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at a World War II Memorial ceremony in March. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Tammy Duckworth Leaves U.S. Veterans Affairs Office

The Iraq War veteran’s departure raises speculation she may run for a U.S. House seat.

06/13/2011

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