U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, challenger Brad Schneider appear in separate forum

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Tammy Duckworth

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in the November election, will participate in the WTTW “Chicago Tonight” forum scheduled for Oct. 26.

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Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Duckworth and Republican incumbent Mark Kirk won their respective primaries.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth and Republican Sen. Mark Kirk have each won their primaries, setting up possibly one of the most expensive and potentially contentious races for U.S. Senate in November.

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Andrea Zopp, left, and Napoleon Harris.

We meet two of the Democratic candidates vying to be the nominee for U.S. Senator.

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The latest in our 2016 election forums focuses on the 8th Congressional District where three candidates are vying to replace U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.

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From a Senate override of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of mandatory mediation in state labor contract disputes to Cook County Democratic slatemakers snubbing State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and U.S. Rep Tammy Duckworth, Joel Weisman and his panel have your week in review.

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Thursday is Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair and, as expected, they used the opportunity to slam Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s anti-union, pro-business Turnaround agenda that they say is preventing lawmakers from approving a statewide budget. We’ll have more news from Springfield with Chicago Tonight’s Amanda Vinicky.

Duckworth, Zopp fail to get backing of the Democratic Party

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Tammy Duckworth, left, and Andrea Zopp

Wednesday is a make-or-break day for candidates running for office in 2016. The powerful Cook County Democratic Organization met for what is their traditional slating session. Which candidates won the coveted endorsement and how does it bode for 2016?

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Andrea Zopp

Andrea Zopp talks about her candidacy to become the democratic nominee in the primary race for U.S. Senate against Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth. The winner will face incumbent Senator Mark Kirk.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s endorsement of Tammy Duckworth in the race for Senate and the widening field of candidates seeking to replace Mark Kirk who’s running for re-election, as well as businessman Willie Wilson’s announcement to run for president. 

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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth announced she will run for Senate in 2016 against incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk. 

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth joins us to talk about her exchange with an IRS contractor last week, today’s jump in student loan rates and what to expect when Congress returns from the holiday break. Watch a video.

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Three newly sworn-in members of Congress from Illinois report on their first month in Washington D.C.

Tammy Duckworth Beats Joe Walsh

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In one of the most contested races in the nation, the 8th District winner is Tammy Duckworth.

8th District Congressional Forum

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In tonight's Viewer Mail, we have your thoughts about our 8th District Congressional forum last week with candidates Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Joe Walsh.

Watch Web-Extra Press Conferences

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After Chicago Tonight's candidate forum, Rep. Joe Walsh's comments on abortions to save the life of the mother prompt press conferences from both candidates.

8th District

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In our first Congressional Candidate Forum, 8th District candidates Congressman Joe Walsh and challenger Tammy Duckworth spoke with Eddie Arruza live in our studios. Watch the forum here and read our live web chat transcript. After the debate, both candidates answered questions from the media in a press conference. Watch the web extra videos.

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