| Mar 17, 2011
| 11:37 AM
WASHINGTON--Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he and Sen. Dick Durbin are seeking a letter from the White House saying the vacant state prison in Thomson would not house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, so plans could advance to sell the facility to...
| May 28, 2011
| 3:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Former Illinois congressman Bill Foster hopes to make a comeback by running in the proposed 11th Congressional District that would include Aurora.
Foster, 55, filed papers Saturday with the Federal Election Commission.
| May 31, 2011
| 9:12 AM
WASHINGTON – Saying he had important things left to do, former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster formally announced today he will run for a seat in the House of Representatives.
Foster, 55, a Democrat, was ousted after November’s elections when he fell...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh said today he’ll decide on Monday which congressional district he’ll seek re-election from next year.
Walsh, a tea party favorite from McHenry, had his home drawn into the new 14th Congressional District...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Congressman Joe Walsh told supporters tonight he plans to seek re-election in the 8th Congressional District, a change of heart from three months ago.
The decision means Walsh is likely to win the Republican primary but face a stiff general election...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:54 PM
The most high-profile Republican primary challenger to freshman Rep. Joe Walsh in the state’s new northwest suburban 8th Congressional District announced today she was dropping out of the race.
Darlene Ruscitti, the DuPage County superintendent...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary.
The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:11 PM
The window for filing petitions to run for Congress in Illinois’ new districts closed Tuesday with Democrats looking to take advantage of the map they drew to try to boost their numbers in Washington.
But the opportunity doesn’t come...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 12:17 PM
A wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat who’d been exploring a run for Congress today suspended that effort and is backing former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster’s bid to return to Washington.
John Atkinson initially planned to challenge Democratic Southwest...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them.
In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.