| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- This week's 10th anniversary of the Iraq War passed quietly, and that's not a bad thing.
Most Americans have no wish to celebrate the war, fought under false pretenses to a costly and ambiguous end. But in Washington this week there are...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Congressional investigators have recommended a full House Ethics Committee probe of Rep. Aaron Schock for allegedly soliciting contributions of more than $5,000 for a political action committee to help an Illinois colleague engaged in a bitter primary...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:36 AM
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields gained the endorsement today of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for the Democratic nomination in the special primary to decide a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., aides to both...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:12 PM
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who’s mulling a 2014 Republican bid for governor, chastised a pair of potential rivals Thursday, saying state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have “proven nothing more than they can lose an election.”
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:21 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee revealed today that it is investigating the conduct of House Republican Aaron Schock of Peoria.
The 31-year-old lawmaker entered the House in 2009 and won a third term last month.
The committee did not make...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 7:50 PM
KANKAKEE — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Saturday night he expects to be “vindicated” in a House ethics probe looking at his involvement in trying to secure President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat from then-Gov. Rod...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: CapitolView WSEC-TV/PBS Springfield: Host Bernie Schoenburg (Springfield State Journal-Register) with Charlie Wheeler...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In "Jim Oberweis plans to seek state Senate bid," we read Dairy industry magnate Jim Oberweis says he's running for state Senate in a northeastern Illinois district.... He has run unsuccessfully for public office nearly half a dozen times. That......