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  • Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports

    Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports
    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...
  • Heroin Abuse Bill Establishes Federal Funding For Inpatient Care

    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...
  • Illinois a congressional battleground state

    Illinois a congressional battleground state
    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...
  • Some homeowners miss out on housing recovery

    Some homeowners miss out on housing recovery
    Scott and Caroline Schmauderer know all the acronyms and the nitty-gritty details of the federal government's various programs to help homeowners like themselves, whose plans were derailed by the housing bust. They read up on loan modifications, but...
  • Quinn holds fleeting financial edge against Rauner

    Quinn holds fleeting financial edge against Rauner
    Finance reports filed Tuesday showed the distinct styles between the two major governor candidates: Republican Bruce Rauner, a wealthy first-time challenger who can tap deep pockets, is willing to raise and spend millions of dollars. Democratic Gov. Pat...
  • Biden to raise money for Quinn, Democrats in Chicago

    Biden to raise money for Quinn, Democrats in Chicago
    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...
  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress. Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
  • Illinois Democrat gives out House speaker's phone number

    Illinois Democrat gives out House speaker's phone number
    WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired general from downstate Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened. He said...
  • Candidates file petitions for spots on 2014 primary ballot

    Candidates file petitions for spots on 2014 primary ballot
    SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of candidates from would-be governors down to state lawmakers and judges lined up in the cold today outside the Illinois State Board of Elections offices to submit paperwork to get on the March 2014 primary ballot. The ritual...
  • Oddball bills stand out in Congress

    Oddball bills stand out in Congress
    Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
  • Kaifesh claims nomination in 8th Congressional District

    Kaifesh claims nomination in 8th Congressional District
    A Marine veteran claimed the Republican nomination Tuesday night in a northwest and west suburban congressional district. Larry Kaifesh, 46, a political newcomer, declared victory with 71 percent of the vote to 29 percent for rookie Manju Goel, with...