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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.

Live Stream & Live Web Chat

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In our first Congressional Candidate Forum, 8th District candidates Congressman Joe Walsh and challenger Tammy Duckworth talk with Eddie Arruza, live in our studios.

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Congressman Joe Walsh and opponent Tammy Duckworth face-off in one of the most highly contested congressional races in the country. We break down some of the key issues at the forefront of tonight's 8th District forum.

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We continue our discussion with the two Democratic candidates vying for the 8th Congressional District in our web-exclusive video.

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