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  • Duckworth says she's considering Senate bid against Kirk

    Duckworth says she's considering Senate bid against Kirk
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth ended a political guessing game Monday by making it official that she is exploring a challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016. Duckworth, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates, told the Tribune she is considering a bid against the Highland...
  • Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress

    Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress
    When it convenes Jan. 6, the Republican-controlled 114th Congress will bring a wave of reinforcements to enhance the clout of President Obama's antagonists. But it remains to be seen whether that will set the stage for two years of continuing conflict...
  • Durbin, now in minority, subs for injured Reid as top Democrat

     Durbin, now in minority, subs for injured Reid as top Democrat
    In the minority after Republican gains in November's elections, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois was sworn in Tuesday with a temporary gig: filling in for ailing Democratic leader Harry Reid. Durbin, 70, said the Senate minority leader was "making a...
  • Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results

    Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results
    The column related to these survey results is posted here. Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off? Yes 69% No 31% Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection? Yes...
  • U.S. Senate 'candy desk' back in PA hands

    U.S. Senate 'candy desk' back in PA hands
    WASHINGTON — A spoonful of sugar is known to help the medicine go down, but can it also help smooth tensions in the U.S. Senate? Some lawmakers seem to think so, and a 50-year tradition of ensuring that sweet treats are within easy reach of...
  • Sen. Kirk clarifies view on climate change

     Sen. Kirk clarifies view on climate change
    After criticism from environmental groups, Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that climate change is real and human activity contributes to it. The Illinois Republican issued a statement after Environment & Energy Daily reported Thursday on remarks Kirk...
  • Marjorie Brown, volunteer in GOP politics, dies

    Marjorie Frey Brown put her energy and talent to work on behalf of others over decades of service to Chicago-area charitable organizations and political groups, including a decadeslong involvement with the Chicago-based Northwestern University...
  • Obamacare a flash point in Schneider-Dold race

     Obamacare a flash point in Schneider-Dold race
    In recent interviews and political ads, Rep. Brad Schneider has accused his Republican opponent, former Rep. Bob Dold, of voting 28 times to "repeal, defund or dismantle" the Affordable Care Act when he was in Congress. Sitting before the Tribune...
  • Friends, family pay tribute to Topinka at memorial gathering

    Friends, family pay tribute to Topinka at memorial gathering
    A bipartisan collection of politicians, lobbyists, staffers, community activists and family filled a suburban union hall Wednesday to bid farewell to the late Judy Baar Topinka and urge that her style of blunt pragmatism be adopted as a memorial to move...
  • Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'

     Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'
    — Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...
  • Chicago mass transit projects stay on track in federal spending bill

     Chicago mass transit projects stay on track in federal spending bill
    A $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress completed action on over the weekend will provide funding to keep Chicago-area mass transit and roadway projects moving forward, as well as expand pedestrian and bicycle safety programs, transportation officials...