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  • Set a price on Iran's nuclear delay

    Set a price on Iran's nuclear delay
    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...
  • An appeal to women voters [Editorial]

    An appeal to women voters  [Editorial]
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Veteran prosecutor confirmed for federal bench in Chicago

    Veteran prosecutor confirmed for federal bench in Chicago
    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,...
  • 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...
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    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...
  • Local officials express happiness with resolution observing Armenian Genocide

    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...
  • 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...
  • Kirk, Rauner question Illinois' Medicaid expansion

    Kirk, Rauner question Illinois' Medicaid expansion
    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. The...
  • Oberweis faces tough race against Durbin

    Oberweis faces tough race against Durbin
    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...