Rosemont, Illinois (CNN) – Conservative leaders and grassroots activists, emboldened after a major victory in Wisconsin, will gather near Chicago on Friday with one main goal: plot more political wins in the Midwest.
Still celebrating Gov. Scott Walker's recall survival three days ago, conservative leaders and grassroots activists will attend the one-day Conservative Political Action Conference in Rosemont.
The location is noteworthy.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama enjoyed a short stroll Saturday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago after spending a rare night in his home there.
Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett joined Obama as they walked to the home of one of his friends, according to pool reporters traveling with the president. The two were closely tailed by a Secret Service agent, and police had closed off several blocks around the area.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Sweet home Chicago.
Back in Chicago for fund-raisers Friday evening, President Barack Obama told supporters in his hometown that he will spend the night in his own bed.
(CNN) - Illinois lawmaker Rep. Mike Bost gets passionate speaking about pensions. CNN's Lisa Sylvester has more.
(CNN) – Nearly four months after suffering a severe stroke to the right side of his brain, Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois released a web video showing his journey in learning how to walk again.
Thanking his doctors and supporters, Kirk said he hopes to soon "climb the 45 steps that my staff counted from the parking lot to the Senate front door" and "fight for the people of Illinois."
(CNN) – Republican Rep. Tim Johnson of Illinois will not run for re-election, according to a Republican source with knowledge of the decision.
The six-term congressman, elected in 2000, represents the 15th Congressional District in the eastern part of the state, which covers Champaign-Urbana and includes parts of Normal and Bloomington.
Schaumburg, Illinois (CNN) - With a decisive win in the Illinois presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney now sets his sights on the bayou where Louisiana holds the next Republican primary.
"We thank the people of Illinois for this extraordinary victory," Romney told supporters in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg Tuesday night. "Elections are about choices. Today, hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois joined millions of people in this country in this cause."FULL STORY
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Rick Santorum chose the iconic Civil War town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to watch the primary returns from Illinois as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln.
In his own Gettysburg address to supporters, the Republican contender tried to make the case his battle for the Republican nomination is not lost.
"It's the most important election since the election of 1860," Santorum said in one of his many references to the Civil War.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Illinois primary, CNN projects.
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