Area voters courted by candidates in tight races

October 3, 2010 3:06:28 PM PDT
Voters will go to the polls in November for a general election that is now less than one month away.Candidates have spent the weekend pushing for more support.

The Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Congressman Mark Kirk, campaigned in suburban Northbrook Sunday afternoon. Kirk told supporters and volunteers about his record and agenda.

No public events were scheduled for Democratic senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias Sunday. But Saturday, he campaigned with congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis and played in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

In the race for governor, Republican Bill Brady went to church Sunday and spoke at Sweet Holy Spirit on the city's South Side. He told the largely African-American congregation that all people are equal in God's eyes.

Democrat Pat Quinn courted the 'pet-lover' vote Sunday by marking the beginning of Adopt-a-Dog month. Quinn encouraged Illinois residents to adopt a shelter dog and provide a second chance at happiness for man's best friend.