| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.
After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin thanked Illinoisans on Wednesday for granting him a fourth term, and he accepted the verdict of voters elsewhere, who in effect gave him a demotion.
Tuesday's Republican surge nationwide means that Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Republicans on Tuesday captured some of the seats lost two years ago in Illinois congressional races, capitalizing on midterm malaise and the absence of the home-state Democratic president on the ballot.
In the most intensely contested Chicago-area...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:36 AM
With polls tight and pre-election tensions tighter, Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are now turning to the final, furious and perhaps most critical phase of their record-setting $96 million battle for governor: GOTV.
That may sound like a...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:10 PM
It's no secret that our 2012 endorsement in the 8th Congressional District was in part a vote of "no confidence" in the bellicose freshman incumbent, Republican Joe Walsh. On key issues such as the need to cut spending or reform Medicare and Social...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Via Cap Fax comes the story of when state Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) took animal-control laws into his own hands
It began when --
"a neighborhood beagle named Rusty bit Bost's 4-year-old daughter. The report filed by animal control officials...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Two years ago, Illinois Democrats parlayed a new political map they drew and the final appearance at the top of the ticket by President Barack Obama to sweep out four Republican congressmen and reverse some of the losses suffered in the 2010 election that...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Chicago on Monday to raise campaign money for Gov. Pat Quinn and Democrats running for Congress, a White House aide said.
The Democratic governor is in a tough re-election fight against...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:50 PM
At first glance, the “Central Valley Update,” the “Augusta Update” and the “Aurora Update” appear to be doing what any news site would do: hold local candidates accountable.
Problem is, they’re not real news...
| Aug 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a military pilot who has flown missions in Iraq, congratulated the president on Friday for ordering air strikes in Iraq, but said the campaign should be broadened to attack Islamic State militants in...