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  • Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers

    Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers
    Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...
  • Push for Southerner helps defeat Roskam for No. 3 House GOP post

    Push for Southerner helps defeat Roskam for No. 3 House GOP post
    WASHINGTON — There were multiple factors in the defeat of Illinois’ Peter Roskam at the hands of a Louisiana lawmaker in his bid Thursday for the GOP’s third-ranking job in the House of Representatives. Southern lawmakers were keen for...
  • 2 Illinois lawmakers seek to dump new FAA controller hiring rules

     2 Illinois lawmakers seek to dump new FAA controller hiring rules
    A new federal policy aimed at making it easier for members of the general public with no aviation background to embark on careers in air traffic control would be reversed under legislation proposed in Congress on Friday. The Safe Towers Act,...
  • Schakowsky only Illinois 'no' vote on budget deal

    Schakowsky only Illinois 'no' vote on budget deal
    WASHINGTON -- Fifteen of the 18 House members from Illinois voted today in favor of the federal budget deal, which passed 332-94. One Illinois Democrat voted no and two others skipped the vote. The two who did not vote were Reps. Bobby Rush and...
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Walsh: GOP leadership too afraid to fight in Washington

    Walsh: GOP leadership too afraid to fight in Washington
    Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh used a convention of tea party activists Saturday to assail GOP leadership, contending House Speaker John Boehner is trying to quell dissent because of a mistaken fear that Americans believe Washington is...
  • Democratic fundraising heats up in 8th Congressional District

    Democratic fundraising heats up in 8th Congressional District
    The Democratic primary contest in the newly drawn northwest suburban 8th Congressional District is heating up financially as well as politically. Tammy Duckworth outraised Raja Krishnamoorthi in the last three months, but Krishnamoorthi holds a cash-on-...
  • Chicago-area candidates stockpile campaign cash

    Chicago-area candidates stockpile campaign cash
    Chicago-area Republican and Democratic congressional candidates are stockpiling cash as they gear up for March primary elections that are expected to be costly and contentious, new campaign finance reports show. One of the most-anticipated GOP matchups...
  • Ex-congressman Bill Foster files for a comeback

    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. The Democrat...
  • In wake of remap plan, ex-lawmaker to run again

    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...