| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- House Republican Adam Kinzinger, a pilot with the Air National Guard, was called the "Tom Cruise of Congress" when The Hill newspaper lauded him this summer as fifth among the 50 most beautiful people in Washington.
As with hot real...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 1:13 PM
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi today publicly endorsed Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in his re-election bid against primary challenger Debbie Halvorson, saying the state needs him as the lone Illinois congressman on the House Appropriations Committee.
| Mar 9, 2012
| 2:10 PM
The political action committee backing Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential bid has purchased more than $900,000 in TV ad time, including about $250,000 in the Chicago market, as Illinois’ primary draws near.
Restore Our Future, a so-...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., saying the congressman deserves to return to Washington despite an ongoing ethics probe.
The governor threw his support behind Jackson via news release on Sunday, choosing...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Polls across Illinois closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday and the ballot counting has begun, with anything less than a convincing victory for Mitt Romney in both the popular vote and battle for delegates being viewed as a setback for his front running GOP...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:15 AM
In a battle of two sitting Republican congressmen, 34-year-old freshman Rep. Adam Kinzinger has apparently topped veteran Rep. Donald Manzullo.
With 99 percent of the unofficial vote counted, Kinzinger had 56 percent to 44 percent for Manzullo.
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary.
The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
| Jul 20, 2012
Once there was an aspiring young political strategist who disrupted a Chicago campaign event for a rival party candidate by inviting homeless to it with promises of free food, drink and more.
Republicans this election season have been attacking "Chicago-...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Wheaton construction worker Ted Thilly spent Monday looking for some career stability after finding himself laid off twice in the past two years, most recently three months ago.
"I'm getting a little desperate at this point," said Thilly, 55, who added...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Candidates in three closely contested suburban congressional races used the final Saturday of their campaigns to rally the faithful and make a late pitch to undecided voters.
In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Democrat Bill Foster dug into...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:07 PM
New information from the Air Force reveals higher rates of oxygen problems in the F-22 Raptor than previously portrayed, two members of Congress said Thursday.
Virginia Sen. Mark R. Warner and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., also released results of a...