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  • Some Illinois lawmakers urge Supreme Court to allow live audio

     Some Illinois lawmakers urge Supreme Court to allow live audio
    With the Supreme Court poised to rule on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act, some Illinois Democrats are urging the court to permit live audio to be transmitted from the courtroom when the historic decisions are announced.
  • Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal

    Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal
    Several Illinois members of Congress were quick to herald the Supreme Court's decision on Friday making gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Criticism of the ruling was rare. Sen. Dick Durbin, the assistant Democratic leader in the Senate, sent out a...

    U.S. bill proposed to require breast-feeding rooms in airports

    U.S. bill proposed to require breast-feeding rooms in airports
    WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrat Tammy Duckworth, a new mother, has introduced a bill that would require large- and medium-sized commercial airports to have a private lactation room for nursing mothers in every terminal. "We would never ask our...

    Foster won't run against Kirk, backs Duckworth

     Foster won't run against Kirk, backs Duckworth
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Bill Foster, of Naperville, announced Friday that he will not challenge Republican Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016 and instead is backing another Democrat, Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Foster, a physicist, said in a statement he wanted to...

    Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat

    Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat
    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...