| May 1, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Reps. Chris Smith and Dan Lipinski have co-sponsored the "No Taxpayer Funding Abortion Act." I call on Congress to pass this immediately.
There is not a week that goes by that I don't get email telling of a woman being rushed by ambulance from an...
| May 29, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Ending taxpayer funding of abortion should not be a partisan issue. The House passed a bill that would establish a permanent ban on taxpayer subsidies for abortion and abortion coverage, codify conscience protections, and close loopholes that give tax-...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them.
In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Construction could start this summer on a system of rail bridges on Chicago’s South Side designed to unplug a major bottleneck that causes thousands of hours of delay each year for freight and passenger trains, officials announced today.
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:13 PM
Illinois politicos today flocked to the city’s Englewood neighborhood, turning a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail project into a rally in support of President Barack Obama’s proposed jobs program.
Among the dignitaries in attendance was U....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Metra this evening apologized to customers for the “particularly exasperating” delays occurring the last two days on the Heritage Corridor Line, which serves the southwest suburbs.
Passengers experienced delays between 20 and 77 minutes,...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 11:23 AM
WASHINGTON—A second Illinoisan in the House of Representatives has announced he will vote no to the last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling: Chicago’s Jesse Jackson Jr.
A liberal Democrat, Jackson joins conservative Republican and tea...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 6:36 PM
Metra officials on Friday all but killed a proposal for weekday service reductions to offset a looming deficit in 2012, adding to the inevitability of fare increases — possibly as high as 20 percent next year alone.
The commuter rail agency's...