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by Brandon Campbell
Tue Nov 6, 2012

Enyart Wins 12th Congressional District Race


Shortly after election polls closed Progress Illinois checked in on the candidates in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, where the race turned nasty through political mudslinging in the final days. The AP is calling the race for Democrat Bill Enyart.

In the far-south district, where issues like coal power and personal finances dominated the candidates’ campaigns, the race has been so close it’s been listed as a “Tossup” by the New York Times.

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by Aricka Flowers
Thu Nov 1, 2012

Early Voting Outlook Good For Obama, Sandy Causes Firestorm For Romney Campaign

Early voting numbers and poll results are not the only troublesome issues plaguing the Romney campaign this week. From Superstorm Sandy to endorsements to a controversial campaign ad, there are quite a few things that are dogging the Republican's campaign this week, just days before the election.

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by Matthew Blake
Fri Oct 26, 2012

What Brad Schneider Would Do, If Elected

Brad Schneider persuasively makes the case that there are “real differences” between him and his opponent U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) in the deadlocked race for Illinois’ 10th district representative.

And Schneider need convince almost no one that Dold is part of a legislative body mired in “unbelievable gridlock.”

But like many candidates running for Congress, Schneider is caught in a moment of political uncertainty where there is an absence of bold policy ideas.

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by Brandon Campbell
Tue Oct 23, 2012

The Race For Illinois’ 11th Congressional District Tightens In Last Weeks

With just two weeks left until voters cast their ballots, Illinois’ 11th congressional district race has become one of the most competitive in terms of cash and polling numbers showing the two candidates are nearly tied. We take a closer look at the tight race.

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by Matthew Blake
Thu Sep 27, 2012

Poll: Illinois Voters Support Gay Marriage, Skeptical Of Politicians And Business

A poll released yesterday by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University shows that voters in the Land of Lincoln differ with state leaders in not so obvious ways.

Perhaps the most striking finding is that statewide acceptance of gay marriage is on a sharp rise.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Fri Sep 21, 2012

Schneider Celebrates Anniversary Of DADT Repeal, Highlights Dold's Record On Gay Rights Issues

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary for the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy for gay, lesbian and bisexual service members, an occasion gay rights advocates said should serve as a reminder of the work still needed to be done to ensure full equal rights for LGBT military personnel and their families.