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  • Congress group tours Yucca Mountain nuke dump site in Nevada

    Six members of Congress toured a dusty tunnel and stood atop Yucca Mountain on Thursday during a trip led by a colleague who said the non-descript rocky ridge in the wind-swept desert outside Las Vegas would be a good place to entomb highly radioactive waste piling up at reactors around the country.
  • Kirk, Durbin propose changes in disaster declaration process

    U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois are renewing their call for an update of the methods the government uses to determine disaster assistance. The Republican and the Democrat introduced Thursday what they call the Fairness in Federal...

    2 Illinois Democrats join Republicans in backing Keystone pipeline

    2 Illinois Democrats join Republicans in backing Keystone pipeline
    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,...

    Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal

    Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal
    WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...

    Biden campaigns for Quinn, Durbin in Rockford

    Biden campaigns for Quinn, Durbin in Rockford
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his second appearance in Illinois in less than a week, telling hundreds gathered at a union hall in Rockford that it was imperative they support the Democratic ticket because Republicans "don't come from where we...