The Illinois Senate race was already likely out of reach for Republicans, and now comments that incumbent GOP Sen. Mark Kirk made about his challenger's heritage and military service are making it that much harder.
In a debate on Thursday night, Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth — an Army helicopter pilot who lost both her legs in a crash in Iraq — talked about her family's long history of service in the military.
Maybe this election cycle really is getting to us.
On Friday, one report showed the economy is growing at a surprisingly quick pace, but another found consumers are feeling less upbeat.
The Commerce Department said the economy grew by 2.9 percent in this year's third quarter. That's a very solid expansion — the fastest pace in two years. It exceeded the 2.5-percent rate most economists had been forecasting.
A girl fights a Pokemon character in a parking lot and gets sucked into a Poke Ball. A mustachioed man, pretending to be El Chapo, runs through a cave, then a fast food restaurant and then a mall in search of Donald Trump, whom viewers see video of making denigrating comments about Mexicans. A young man satirizes the spare dishes presented in fancy restaurants.
Illinois voters aren't getting many chances to see their candidates for U.S. Senate face off. Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and the incumbent -- Republican Mark Kirk -- met Thursday in Springfield. It was the first of only two televised debates, and their only downstate match-up.
Illinois 12th Congressional District Debate at Lindenwood University-Belleville Campus featuring candidates Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro), C.J. Baricevic (D-Belleville), and Paula Bradshaw (G-Carbondale).
Title IX is a law passed in 1972 that requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding, including athletics.
Former SIU coach and administrator Charlotte West served as a consultant soon after the law passed. WSIU's Brad Palmer sat down with West as she prepares to deliver a presentation tonight on the Carbondale campus entitled, "The Power of Title IX."