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  Being a delegate is a new experience for Cristina Castro of Elgin, who arrived in Charlotte, N.C., over the weekend for her first Democratic National Convention and was delighted by everything from her "swag bag" to the oversized role of the...

Delegate diary: Elgin woman honored

Updated: 9/4/2012 01:40 PM

  The simplest way to tell that Illinois has one of the most prominent delegations at the Democratic National Convention is location, location, location. Delegates from President Barack Obama's home state scored hotels within easy walking distance of...

Postcard from Charlotte: Illinois front and center

Updated: 9/4/2012 04:50 PM

  Illinois Democrats went on the attack during the first day of the national convention Tuesday, targeting suburban congressional races as key to their 2012 success. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky singled out the 8th Congressional District race, calling...

Mike in Charlotte: Walsh 'an embarrassment,' Schakowsky says

Updated: 9/4/2012 03:40 PM

  Gov. Pat Quinn appeared to relish his role of attack dog Tuesday, taking to the Democratic National Convention stage to rip Republicans over what he says were misstatements by the GOP about President Barack Obama. "I want to talk to you about a...

Quinn: Facts 'a scary subject' for Republicans

Updated: 9/5/2012 05:47 AM

  Clint Eastwood gave the Republicans some offbeat remarks to remember this year. Will the Democrats come up with any memorable lines? Here are some past Democratic convention speeches that live on:

Five Democratic convention speeches to remember

Updated: 9/4/2012 11:03 AM

  When it comes to following political conventions, Twitter may soon trump television. TV viewership for last week's Republican National Convention dropped sharply from 2008. But the convention was a hit online and on social networks, the latest...

For conventions, TV viewing down, social media up

Updated: 9/4/2012 10:53 AM

  People remember the hope and the history. For him or against him, they picture candidate Barack Obama as the one who stood on stage in a football stadium in Denver and accepted the Democratic presidential nomination by declaring "It's time for us to...

Obama's re-election road: Hope and a hard climb

Updated: 9/4/2012 10:53 AM

  Democrats are using one of Barack Obama's strong suits, that voters believe he understands the problems of ordinary people, to trump his weakest suit, the economy. Michelle Obama played those cards with force in a speech declaring that her husband...

First lady says 'we can trust' Obama

Updated: 9/5/2012 12:03 PM

  Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates is preparing her speech for one of politics' biggest stages at the Democratic National Convention this week. But Duckworth's campaign back home in the suburbs is so contentious...

Duckworth not apologizing for Obama ties

Updated: 9/4/2012 05:36 AM

  Democrats have little hope of matching the fervor and historical import of their 2008 convention, when they made Barack Obama the first black presidential nominee of a major political party. Will they find some way to make an enduring mark in 2012?...

5 Democratic convention moments to remember

Updated: 9/3/2012 09:41 AM

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