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by Progress Illinois
2:14pm
Thu Nov 4, 2010

Dark Money Fueled Kirk Victory

The 2010 election was the first campaign following the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision that allowed corporations to spend unlimited money on behalf of political candidates. According to a new study by a watchdog group, of the contests that changed hands on Tuesday, no one benefited more from this "dark money" than Illinois' Senator-elect Mark Kirk.

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by Aricka Flowers
3:54pm
Wed Nov 3, 2010

Schakowsky's Message To Progressives

Successful incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (9th) had a message for progressives last night after it became clear that the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Alexi Giannoulias, lost to GOP candidate Congressman Mark Kirk.

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by Progress Illinois
7:06pm
Tue Nov 2, 2010

Live Blog: The Next Illinois Senator

Democrats across the country are watching Illinois as the race for U.S. Senate between Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk comes to an end tonight. A win by Giannoulias would likely mean a continued majority for Democrats in the U.S. Senate.

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by Micah Maidenberg
4:42pm
Tue Nov 2, 2010

Turning Out The Vote On Chicago's South Side

A little before 1:30 p.m., Karen Johnson and Laterra Barnett (at left and right in the photo, respectively) emerged from the polling place at Williams Elementary, a school at 27th and Dearborn in Chicago, having just cast their ballots. Barnett, who lives in the Dearborn Homes, the public housing development adjacent to Williams, voted a straight Democratic ticket.

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by Micah Maidenberg
10:44am
Tue Nov 2, 2010

A Young Voter's Motivation: Immigration Reform And Obama

An interview with a younger Latino voter outside of Yates Elementary School on Chicago's Northwest Side this morning illustrated one of the big issues motivating the Latino community to the polls this year: immigration reform, or the lack of it.

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