| Jul 18, 2014
With a Sunday deadline approaching, Iranian and Western negotiators likely will agree on one thing: They need more time to reach a deal on Iran's rogue nuclear program. Six months wasn't enough.
President Barack Obama has signaled that he will likely...
| Jul 20, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:52 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Public officials in Glendale are praising a vote by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that passed a resolution to observe and commemorate the Armenian Genocide.
Authored by committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark...
| Apr 3, 2014
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...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Sunday sharply criticized a feature of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, contending Illinois’ expansion of Medicaid coverage deceives people into believing they have health insurance.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin's run for re-election against Republican Jim Oberweis promises to be a costly, rough-and-tumble contest in which the longtime Democratic lawmaker has key advantages.
In a closer-than-expected GOP primary race Tuesday, Oberweis emerged...