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  • Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race

    Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race
    For months, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan, brushed aside the notion that it would be a conflict of interest if she served as governor while he continued to run the General Assembly. But on Monday, she...
  • FEC says payments to Kirk's then-girlfriend didn't violate election law

    FEC says payments to Kirk's then-girlfriend didn't violate election law
    The Federal Election Commission has determined that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's campaign did not violate election law when his then-girlfriend received more than $143,000 for campaign work not listed in financial disclosure forms. Kirk's ex-wife, Kimberly...
  • Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight

    Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight
    For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from this air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Earlier this month, Navy Cmdr. James King...
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Kirk, Rush to meet about controversial gang proposal

    Kirk, Rush to meet about controversial gang proposal
    Sen. Mark Kirk's proposal for mass arrests of Chicago's Gangster Disciples triggered a small protest outside his Chicago office on Monday just as Rep. Bobby Rush — who dismissed the plan as an "upper-middle-class, elitist white-boy solution" —...
  • Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog

    Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
  • Kirk undecided on Pritzker for Commerce Secretary

    WASHINGTON—Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker has Sen. Dick Durbin’s support to become Commerce Secretary, but Sen. Mark Kirk is on the fence. Kirk, an Illinois Republican, told the Tribune on Monday that while he had met recently with...
  • Sen. Kirk opposes Chuck Hagel as defense nominee

    Sen. Kirk opposes Chuck Hagel as defense nominee
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk announced Friday he will not support the nomination of fellow Republican Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, citing instances in which he believes Hagel has not been tough enough on Iran. Kirk, of Illinois, joining...
  • Names of 4 ex-federal prosecutors sent to White House for U.S. attorney

    Names of 4 ex-federal prosecutors sent to White House for U.S. attorney
    The names of four former federal prosecutors will be sent to the White House for the Obama administration to decide who will succeed former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, according to a letter made public by Illinois’ two U.S. senators....
  • Cardin, Mikulski oppose move of electronic warfare squadron from Andrews

    Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski have introduced legislation to block the move of a Navy Reserve attack electronic squadron from Joint Base Andrews to the West Coast. The Maryland Democrats said the Navy plan to move the VAQ-209 electronic...
  • Kirk at 1st public appearance in Ill. since stroke: 'Rehab works'

    Kirk at 1st public appearance in Ill. since stroke: 'Rehab works'
    Making what was billed as his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., took questions from the press at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes outside North Chicago this afternoon...