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Miss America Erika Harold speaks at Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention in  New York, in this August 31, 2004 file photo.

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Miss America Erika Harold speaks at Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention in New York, in this August 31, 2004 file photo.

Illinois Primary Today: What to Watch

Today’s congressional primaries in Illinois will serve to ratify long-anticipated November matchups in some competitive districts more than they will litigate intraparty battles. The Nov. 4 election will test the strength of a Democratic gerrymander that delivered the party 12...

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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, right, with Ed Genson, attorney for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, in Springfield, Illinois.

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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, right, with Ed Genson, attorney for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, in Springfield, Illinois.

Obama Library: $100 Mln Proposed by Illinois Speaker Madigan

Even before his announcement yesterday, Mike Madigan was likely to get an invitation to the opening ceremony for Barack Obama’s presidential library, whenever and wherever that happens. Madigan, speaker of the Illinois House and chairman of the Democratic Party in...

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Fernando Mojica, left, celebrates with Drew Freeman at the Side Track bar after the Illinois General Assembly approved a gay marriage bill on November 5, 2013 in Chicago.

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Fernando Mojica, left, celebrates with Drew Freeman at the Side Track bar after the Illinois General Assembly approved a gay marriage bill on November 5, 2013 in Chicago.

Illinois Near 15th State to Embrace Gay Marriage — ’35 More to Go’

As with any victory, there’s money in that vote. The vote by the Illinois House today to acknowledge same-sex marriage — all but assuring that it will become the 15th state to do so — means, for activists, that there...

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

Obama’s Final Campaign Started Today

“I have now run my last campaign,” President Barack Obama said today before a cheering crowd in Galesburg, Illinois. He cares about only one thing now, he said — that which he can achieve in the remaining 1,276 days of...

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President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on July 24, 2013. Obama is traveling to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding the economy.

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President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on July 24, 2013. Obama is traveling to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding the economy.

Obama’s Knox Redux: Returning to the Economy with Tools This Time

President Barack Obama is probably having an easier morning — technologically speaking — than he did the last time he gave a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. In 2005, Obama, then a newly elected senator, was set to...

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan waves before Gov. Pat Quinn's 2013 annual budget address at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan waves before Gov. Pat Quinn's 2013 annual budget address at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Madigan’s Opt-Out of Illinois Guv’s Race: Boosts Dems Quinn, Daley

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she’s running for re-election, not for Illinois governor. You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who was facing a potential Democratic primary challenge from one of the state’s...

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