Election Results Reveal New Leaders in IllinoisSome candidates retained their positions while others got the boot.
Democrat Duckworth Unseats Incumbent Republican Senator KirkDemocrat Tammy Duckworth says she is proud of her campaign and "so excited to get to work" after unseating Republican incumbent Mark Kirk for the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois.
Kirk Attacks Duckworth's Heritage in Illinois Senate DebateKirk and Duckworth squared-off last night in a televised debate for U.S. Senate.
Senate Race in Illinois Leaning DemocraticSome polls indicate Tammy Duckworth has comfortable lead, but Republican Mark Kirk isn't giving up
Ex Football Star Running For Senate In IllinoisNapoleon Harris most recently has been serving as state senator
Illinois Sends Six New Members To CongressThey all have one thing in common: They believe they were sent to Congress by voters who want to see action, even if it requires compromise.
Outside Money Buys Elections? In Illinois, Not So Much An Associated Press analysis of federal data shows four dozen such independent committees spent $45 million in Illinois congressional contests.
Protesters Boo Top Democrats at Illinois State FairGovernor Quinn also got into a feud with "the worst congressman in America'' and accidentally declared President Barack Obama dead.
Mt. Vernon Breaks Ground On Female Veterans MemorialDignitaries broke ground Friday in Mount Vernon on the monument representing women's service from the Revolutionary War to the war in Iraq.