After his stroke last year, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk became pen pals with an 11-year-old boy who told the Illinois Republican about his own recovery from a stroke and encouraged the senator not to give up on... Read »
Syrian regime is believed to have used chemical weapons on civilians. Read »
Chicago has the largest Polish population outside Warsaw. But Poland is one of the few European countries whose citizens need a visa to visit the U.S. Read »
Only three Illinois Republicans have won a statewide race in this century: Judy Baar Topinka, Mark Kirk and Dan Rutherford. They're all moderates on social issues. Read »
In the rare instances when they've won a statewide election in this century, Republican candidates have gotten at least 19.5 percent of the vote in Chicago. Read »
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