A Tuesday debate between Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk offered personal attacks and a nasty tone as the candidates tried to shake up the race. It didn't appear to work.
Despite fundraising appearances from the Obamas, Alexi Giannoulias (D), the state treasurer, is in a dead heat with Mark Kirk (R), who represents Illinois’s 10th District.
Rahm Emanuel has rented out his Chicago residence since leaving for Washington. Critics say that violates residency requirements for mayoral candidates and should disqualify him.
Scott Lee Cohen dropped out of the Illinois lieutenant governor race Monday at the urging of the state Democratic Party, after revelations that Cohen was once arrested for domestic abuse.