| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Two years after Roland Burris’ controversial term in the U.S. Senate ended in 2010, a businessman who’d been arrested in a public corruption fraud scheme in Chicago told a federal grand jury that while in office Burris had tried to shake him...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Former Democratic state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias on Sunday endorsed Republican Tom Cross over Democrat Mike Frerichs for the job of managing Illinois’ money.
“While I’m not in politics anymore, and who I’m friends with and who...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A group of Republican senators has asked the Obama administration to explain a proposal U.S. officials have made in nuclear talks with Iran that the senators worry would allow Tehran to more easily race to a nuclear bomb-making capability.
| May 16, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk on Friday described reports of off-the-books waiting lists at veterans hospitals as “credible and serious” and applauded the exit of Dr. Robert Petzel, under secretary for health with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
| May 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk on Friday recommended a high-ranking prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to the federal bench in Chicago.
As head of special prosecutions, John Blakey, 48, drafted the state’s anti-racketeering...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:18 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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....
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:35 PM
California Rep. Kevin McCarthy's apparent grip on the race to become the new House majority leader has set off a contentious battle to replace him as the third-ranking Republican, testing ideological and geographic loyalties as the party's most...