| Aug 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a military pilot who has flown missions in Iraq, congratulated the president on Friday for ordering air strikes in Iraq, but said the campaign should be broadened to attack Islamic State militants in...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Tuesday announced federal judge nominations for two veterans of "26th and Cal," Chicago's Criminal Courts Building.
They are Associate Judge Jorge Luis Alonso and prosecutor John Robert Blakey.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:28 AM
WASHINGTON — Illinois' two senators took opposing sides today as a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed passed a test vote in the Senate.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted yes and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:49 PM
WASHINGTON – Facing congressional demands for more details, the Obama administration Thursday released to lawmakers the nine-page text of world powers’ latest nuclear deal with Iran.
It sent the document, which lays out how the group will...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday appointed a Chicago hedge fund executive as the city’s new comptroller to replace a former aide who faces federal corruption charges in Ohio.
Emanuel selected Daniel Widawsky, a managing director at Citadel LLC, to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:12 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will launch a lobbying push Tuesday to stop Congress from approving harsh new penalties for Iran, a move the White House warns could sink international negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON – Despite intense lobbying, advocates of imposing new sanctions on Iran failed to advance key legislation in Congress this week, a sign that the Obama administration may have more support for its pleas of restraint than it appears....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The U.S. Senate today confirmed the appointment of a veteran federal prosecutor to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Manish Shah, who is chief of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
| Apr 10, 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...