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  • Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'

    Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'
    During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois. He was known as “Al the Pal” for his...
  • Senators' doubts persist as administration explains Bergdahl deal

    Senators' doubts persist as administration explains Bergdahl deal
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared "drugged" and "very weak" in a Taliban video shown to senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the administration's most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap. The Obama...
  • Push for Southerner helps defeat Roskam for No. 3 House GOP post

    Push for Southerner helps defeat Roskam for No. 3 House GOP post
    WASHINGTON — There were multiple factors in the defeat of Illinois’ Peter Roskam at the hands of a Louisiana lawmaker in his bid Thursday for the GOP’s third-ranking job in the House of Representatives. Southern lawmakers were keen for...
  • Rep. Gutierrez responds to Sen. Kirk's remarks on immigrant children

    Rep. Gutierrez responds to Sen. Kirk's remarks on immigrant children
    WASHINGTON — After Republican Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that 429 unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border crisis were in Chicago and urged they undergo criminal background checks, he drew fire today from an immigrant-rights group and...
  • What does Bruce Rauner stand for?

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he is being “consistent” by refusing to state his position on marriage equality. Is this consistency part of his master plan of consistently refusing to state his positions on pension...
  • White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

    White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal
    The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. The...
  • Durbin meets with VA secretary over schedule woes in Illinois

    Durbin meets with VA secretary over schedule woes in Illinois
    On the same day the Senate passed a bill that would provide additional support to the troubled Veterans Affairs department, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he was impressed with the acting VA secretary’s answers on how long wait times and alleged...
  • Warner to Obama: Don't let France sell carriers to Russia

    Warner to Obama: Don't let France sell carriers to Russia
    U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and several other members of Congress called on Pres. Obama Friday to demand that France not deliver a pair of helicopter carriers to Russia. The letter went out Friday, ahead of a planned visit next week from French Foreign...
  • Geithner's new book rips Kirk on U.S. debt and China

    Geithner's new book rips Kirk on U.S. debt and China
    WASHINGTON — In a memoir released today, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner takes a shot at Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois for "delusional" fears when Kirk purportedly warned officials in China not to buy U.S. Treasury securities or other U.S....
  • Local Voices North: April 3

    Local Voices North: April 3
    Letters to the editor from Arlington Heights, Wilmette, Rolling Meadows and Morton Grove. Mark Kirk's backing U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., took an oath of office to serve the citizens of Illinois. He did not take an oath to serve as a lap dog for...
  • Julie A. Brady, Republican activist, 1962-2014

    Julie A. Brady, Republican activist, 1962-2014
    Julie A. Brady, a prominent figure in Illinois Republican politics, worked as a volunteer at the state level for several candidates and was an early supporter of the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain. The wife of former Illinois...