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  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest

    Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption. The rare public...
  • Lawmakers seek answers from Feds about Harvey

    Lawmakers seek answers from Feds about Harvey
    Federal lawmakers on Tuesday called for a review of Justice Department actions — including measures that helped re-elect a controversial mayor — in a suburb the Tribune recently showed stood out for its high crime and subpar policing. The...
  • The government cares about immigration

    At a time when our country is desperately in need of compromise and leadership on a number of critical issues, it was encouraging to see U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., join Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-...
  • A woman for judge

    On Jan. 15, Sen. Mark Kirk (IL-R) announced the formation of a statewide, non-partisan Judicial Search Committee. This Committee has been formed to recommend a nominee for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,...
  • Senate on track to raise debt limit, send to White House

    WASHINGTON -- Congress was poised to give final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest...
  • Chicago native is Obama's pick to lead NSA

    When Mike Rogers was a senior at New Trier High School in Winnetka, he didn't have the grades to get into his top choice, the U.S. Naval Academy. He instead attended Auburn University, where he had to drop a calculus course to avoid failing, he once said....
  • Durbin meets with VA secretary over schedule woes in Illinois

    Durbin meets with VA secretary over schedule woes in Illinois
    On the same day the Senate passed a bill that would provide additional support to the troubled Veterans Affairs department, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he was impressed with the acting VA secretary’s answers on how long wait times and alleged...
  • Kirk: Exit of VA official "a good message"

    Kirk: Exit of VA official "a good message"
    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. The...
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...
  • Sen. Kirk recommends Cook County prosecutor for federal bench

    Sen. Kirk recommends Cook County prosecutor for federal bench
    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...
  • Warner to Obama: Don't let France sell carriers to Russia

    Warner to Obama: Don't let France sell carriers to Russia
    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...