.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Andrew Gill / WBEZ
October 27, 2016

Kirk Backs Off Write-In Vote For Petraeus

For months, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said he would write-in former CIA Director David Petraeus for president. This week, Kirk backed off that stance.

In an interview for Chicago public radio station WBEZ, Kirk praised Petraeus’ military record but refused to confirm he would vote for him. Kirk, R-Highland Park, also reiterated his frustration with Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

Champaign Democratic Senator Scott Bennett
Bennett for Senate Campaign
October 27, 2016

Senator Bennett Faces First Election In 52nd District

This fall marks the first time Democrat Scott Bennett has campaigned for his Illinois Senate seat. The former prosecutor, who was appointed to the seat, faces Republican Urbana Alderman Mike Madigan on November 8. He says Governor Bruce Rauner needs to make more concessions from his 'Turnaround Agenda' as budget negotiations continue.

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth
Amanda Vinicky (Kirk); Brian Mackey (Duckworth)
October 26, 2016

Politics Trumps Policy In U.S. Senate Race

Although Illinois is not considered a battleground state in the presidential election, it could help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

First-term Republican Senator Mark Kirk is fighting to keep his job against Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.

Brian Mackey has this look at several of the two candidates' policy positions, and the politics of the race.

Urbana Alderman and Senate candidate Mike Madigan (R) debates incumbent Scott Bennett of Champaign on October 5 at the Champaign City Building.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
October 24, 2016

‘The Other Mike Madigan’ Challenges Bennett In 52nd District Senate Race

The Republican who shares a name with Illinois' longtime Democratic House Speaker is touting a number of Governor Bruce Rauner's business reforms as challenges Democrat Scott Bennett in Illinois' 52nd District. "The Other Mike Madigan" is an Urbana Alderman and restaurant owner who says solutions to Illinois' budget woes start with serious tax reform, and reductions in government spending.

St. Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston).
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
October 20, 2016

Republican Reggie Phillips Running For 2nd Term In 110th Illinois House District

As he seeks a second term in the Illinois House, 110th District St. Representative Reggie Phillips says he hopes Republicans can gain enough seats to bring about a budget agreement that incorporates some of Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" reforms, such as changes to workers' compensation laws. Phillips talked with Illinois Public Media's Jim Meadows.

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