| Apr 10, 2015
| 11:42 AM
Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville on Friday took himself out of the running for next year’s Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate and endorsed Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s bid to take on Republican Sen. Mark Kirk.
Foster, serving his second...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 1:39 PM
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday criticized Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk as "irresponsible" for recently signing an open letter to the government of Iran regarding ongoing nuclear talks.
The remark came at Duckworth's first news...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 12:41 PM
Second-term U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is expected to announce her candidacy Monday for the U.S. Senate and a potential challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, a source familiar with her plans said.
Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, will be the first...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 6:17 PM
— Rep. Tammy Duckworth's challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk portends a costly battle in what figures to be one of the most closely watched 2016 Senate contests.
Duckworth, 47, a two-term Democrat from Hoffman Estates who lost her legs in the...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 8:40 AM
Amid a standing-room-only crowd, Oswego village trustees Tuesday night took no vote on first-term Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" resolution.
Rauner's office has asked cities and villages across the state to support his initiatives aimed to "get...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:23 PM
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday that she's running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid.
"I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's time for...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 7:05 PM
When U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk suffered a debilitating stroke in 2012, he faced a grueling recovery and serious questions about how he could continue his political career.
Now the Illinois Republican, who won the Senate seat Barack Obama vacated to run for...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:46 PM
SciTech Museum in Aurora is hosting egg themed activities on April 3.
The day begins with a trivia egg hunt. Participants will find hidden eggs, answer the question inside the egg and win a prize. At 12 p.m., participants will engineer a capsule to...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 12:58 PM
South Florida Congressman Ted Deutch introduced legislation on Thursday to try to stop unscrupulous “notarios” from exploiting vulnerable immigrants by giving unqualified legal advice.
“Notarios are a menace to the legal system,&...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:41 AM
It's time to break out the soccer shoes and gardening tools. The Naperville Park District will begin delivering the Spring 2015 Program Guide to residents' homes last week. Paper registration forms for spring programs, summer camps and West Street...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 7:40 AM
Aurora's African-American leaders have a message for young people.
"Remember. We didn't just wake up one day and get here. It took struggle, sacrifice and a whole lot of tears," said the Rev. Dwayne Thomas, associate pastor of Love of God Baptist...