| Jan 9, 2015
| 10:58 AM
Two House Democrats from Illinois, Dan Lipinski of Western Springs and Cheri Bustos of East Moline, joined all the House Republicans from the state in voting Friday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The bill passed 266-153,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:22 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk has $2 million in his war chest as he girds for his 2016 campaign, a race expected to be tough, costly and closely watched around the country.
Four Democratic representatives from Illinois are angling for his job, but none has...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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 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...
| 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...