| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:30 PM
The April 7 elections for the Elgin City Council and Elgin School District U46 Board of Education are strictly nonpartisan. But that hasn't stopped political groups from making endorsements in area municipal and school races.
Political groups such as...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 11:36 AM
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced Monday she's running for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid.
"I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:23 PM
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday that she's running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid.
"I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's time for...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 1:02 PM
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos says she's decided not to challenge Republican Mark Kirk for his U.S. Senate seat.
Bustos had been mulling a run, but said Monday that she won't run now that U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is in the race for the Democratic nomination....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:18 PM
There's little Republicans and Democrats agree on in Washington these days, but the informal ban on publicly ripping on the president's children appears to be one of the few remaining spots of common ground — or so a young GOP aide learned Monday....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:38 AM
A Republican congressional staffer who took Malia and Sasha Obama to task for how they behaved at last week's White House turkey pardoning is quitting her job, according to multiple news reports.
The staffer, Elizabeth Lauten, has been working for Rep....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:10 PM
It's no secret that our 2012 endorsement in the 8th Congressional District was in part a vote of "no confidence" in the bellicose freshman incumbent, Republican Joe Walsh. On key issues such as the need to cut spending or reform Medicare and Social...
| Jun 19, 2014
When I learned that U.S. military commandos had apprehended one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attack on our diplomatic compound in Benghazi, my first thought was: What are you up to, Obama?
Clearly I wasn't alone in that thinking. News...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said today he was “kicked off the air” from his radio show after discussing racial slurs, including using the n-word.
Management kept cutting off Walsh with commercials before taking him off the air “until...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:59 AM
Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December.
Duckworth, 46, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates running for her second term in the House, is expecting a girl,...