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  • Am Shalom aims to provide political laughs, raise funds

    Am Shalom aims to provide political laughs, raise funds
    Mark Eaton, one of the writers and performers of the Capitol Steps, a comedy group headquartered in the nation's capital, offered a funny – and perhaps realistic – take on the state of affairs in the Land of Lincoln and Washington DC.
  • Sen. Kirk recalls New Trier days after receiving award

    Sen. Kirk recalls New Trier days after receiving award
    Sitting at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston on March 12, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk had plenty of memories running through his head. Kirk, a 1977 graduate of New Trier High School, was presented with the Alumni Achievement Award at the New Trier Alumni Hall of...

    Biss, Harris pondering runs for higher office

    Biss, Harris pondering runs for higher office
    State Sen. Daniel Biss appears to be the first Democrat to actively float his name for the 2016 special election for state comptroller. The Evanston Democrat is known as a policy wonk around the statehouse, but he's also a prodigious fundraiser,...

    Edward Brooke dies at 95; first black senator elected by popular vote

    Edward Brooke dies at 95; first black senator elected by popular vote
    Edward William Brooke III, the first African American elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote and the first Republican senator to call for the resignation of President Nixon over the Watergate scandal, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. He...

    Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies

    Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies
    Charles H. Percy, a brilliant businessman who represented Illinois for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Senate, once headed the chamber’s powerful Foreign Relations Committee, and harbored unrealized ambitions to run for the presidency, died early...