| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Throughout the year, Naperville-area residents saw new leaders take the helm of major organizations and new commercial developments take shape. They also debated puppy mills, bar rules and school support programs. Here's a look at those stories and others...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A bill that would allow Will County to continue to use the Prairie View Landfill in Florence Township for an additional 15 years passed the U.S. House on Thursday, with bipartisan support from U.S. Reps. Bill Foster, D-11th, and Adam Kinzinger, R-16th....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:19 PM
— Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water."
Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Current job: Congressman
Born in: Madison, Wis.
Lives in: Naperville
Personal: Married to Aesook Byon; two adult children from previous marriage
Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975); doctorate...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Republicans are looking to win back a suburban congressional seat next month in a race that features two experienced politicians from Naperville.
Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster in the 11th...
| Oct 13, 2014
Armed with a new political map they drew for themselves and with President Barack Obama at the top of their ticket, Illinois Democrats ousted four Republicans from Congress in 2012. Two of those Republicans — Bob Dold in the 10th Congressional...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Candidates to represent the 11th Congressional District clashed Saturday on health care, the federal budget and gridlock in Washington.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger, Naperville residents who are vying for a...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:02 PM
The mere threat of stormy weather led airlines to take the unusual step of canceling about 850 Chicago flights Thursday, a decision that could easily occur again as the nation's air-traffic control system continues its fragile recovery from a fire at an...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger repeatedly labeled Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster a hypocrite on taxes during a tense joint appearance Friday.
However, she also struggled to provide specifics when pressed on some of her own positions on taxes...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:18 PM
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is cosponsoring legislation that would establish a federal grant program to fund inpatient treatment for heroin abuse.
The bill is a response to a high rate of heroin overdose deaths in Connecticut and throughout the country that...