The African-American community in Chicago has tried for some time to coalesce around a single candidate for mayor. Now, after Rep. Danny Davis dropped out, Carol Moseley Braun is the main black candidate.
The Illinois Senate seat formerly held by Barack Obama stands a decent chance of going to a Republican, analysts say. Primary voters on Tuesday selected Rep. Mark Kirk (R) to vie against state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D).
Obama's former Senate seat and the governor's office are up for grabs in 2010. The GOP is likely to emerge from the Illinois primary on Tuesday with candidates who can compete well in this blue state.
B. Joseph White set to resign over system of preferences for politically connected applicants.
Calls grow for him to resign as a perjury probe proceeds.
As Illinois state senators decided his political fate, Blagojevich played the national media
The defiant governor quotes Tennyson and vows to fight the charges against him.
His pick, former Illinois attorney general Burris, is well-regarded but lost his last four campaigns.
Emanuel offered names for Obama's Senate seat but discussed no benefits to the Illinois governor as a result, concludes an internal report.
Weak laws and entrenched culture lets officials put personal gain ahead of public service.