Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Giannoulias goes on offensive about banks

As Alexi Giannoulias (above) battles with five-term congressman Republican Mark Kirk for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois, Broadway Bank, Giannoulias' family owned bank, and its financial struggles have become the central issue in the race. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
As Alexi Giannoulias (above) battles with five-term congressman Republican Mark Kirk for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois, Broadway Bank, Giannoulias' family owned bank, and its financial struggles have become the central issue in the race. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

CHICAGO – Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk is denying claims by Democrat Alexi Giannoulias that he opposed banking reforms.

In a release Thursday, Kirk's campaign says the congressman was among the first legislators to support reforms. It also asserts Kirk called for more funding of white collar crime investigations.

Earlier in the day, Giannoulias criticized Kirk's legislative record on banking regulation. He said Kirk voted to bail out Wall Street firms but opposed attempts at reform.

Giannoulias has been pummeled in the media with questions about the performance of his family's bank.

Broadway Bank could be nearing collapse. It entered into a consent decree with regulators that gives it until the end of April to raise about $85 million.

Loading more