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by Ellyn Fortino
Tue Oct 28, 2014

Election Preview: A Look At The 'Toss-Up' 12th Congressional District Race

Progress Illinois profiles the state's 12th congressional district race, which is considered to be a "toss-up."

Quick Hit
by Aricka Flowers
Mon Oct 7, 2013

Rodney Gets Whacked For Supporting Government Shutdown In New Ad Campaign

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL,13) is facing backlash for his role in the government shutdown in a new ad released by the House Majority PAC.

The ad, scheduled to begin running today in Champaign, is called "No More Tanturms" and blasts Davis and Tea Partiers for showing "support for a government shutdown" and calls the Illinois congressman out for "the reckless games he’s playing with the economy."

PI Original
by Ashlee Rezin
Tue Mar 5, 2013

Heads Of Super PACs Discuss Their Influence On Elections

Super PACs contributed approximately $629 million to the 2012 election cycle, and last week at the University of Chicago, four executives representing both sides of the political spectrum debated the impact of their organizations’ multi-million dollar campaigns.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Tue Feb 26, 2013

Halvorson, Steger Residents Blast Bloomberg SuperPAC Money On Election Day (VIDEO)

Freezing rain began to slick over the sidewalks this morning just as Democratic candidate for the 2nd congressional district Debbie Halvorson voted at the Steger Community Center.

Former congresswoman Halvorson is one of 18 candidates running in the special primary election today to replace Jesse Jackson Jr., who pled guilty last week to misusing campaign funds.

“The 2nd congressional district has been plagued for a long time with ethical problems, with corruption, and we have a chance to really close that chapter and start fresh,” Halvorson said just after casting her ballot.