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.
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.
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.
Dozens of people have filed to run for Illinois’ 18 seats in the U.S. House.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Iraq War veteran’s departure raises speculation she may run for a U.S. House seat.
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