Illinois Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch, a reformer who became the first woman to win her party's nomination for governor, died Tuesday. She was 86.
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Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has quietly withdrawn his candidacy in the Democratic race for Chicago mayor.
Outgoing U.S. Sen. Roland Burris is deciding whether he'll make a run to be Chicago's mayor once his stint in Washington ends, supporters say.
Chicago election officials said the number of candidates seeking to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley is the largest in more than 50 years.
A new fight is brewing over the issue of abortion, this time involving the U.S. military, lawmakers on both sides of the issue say.
The Senate ethics committee Friday admonished Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., for his comments about his appointment to the Senate last December.