The party made the announcement Sunday night at an event marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. The Illinois GOP says the straw poll will be Nov. 5 and measure the support of Republican presidential hopefuls.
Timothy Davlin, former mayor of Illinois' capitol city, Springfield, was found dead in his home after a 911 call to police on Dec. 14, 2010. The death has been ruled a suicide. (UPI/City of Springfield, Ill.)
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn gives his remarks after taking the oath of office during inaguration ceremonies on January 10, 2011. Today, Quinn signed legislation that temporarily increases the Illinois income tax rate by two-thirds.(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)