| 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.
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will not face a March primary challenge in the newly drawn west and south suburban 11th Congressional District, the Illinois State Board of Elections ruled today.
The board’s decision to toss John “...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 12:43 PM
UPDATED with threat of lawsuit by GOP congressmen.
Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law the state’s Democratic-drawn map of new Congressional boundaries, a plan designed to reverse Republican gains in last year’s election that is expected...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON --- Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who left a high-level job Thursday at the Veterans Affairs Department, has begun making calls today to sound people out about a potential run for Congress, her political consultant said.Duckworth, who was an...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:47 AM
The Federal Elections Commission today said it has dismissed a fundraising complaint against U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren after the freshman congressman's campaign returned an improper $2,000 donation.
Hultgren, a Winfield Republican who represents the far...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON — This week’s expected vote on a GOP plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending will be the biggest one yet for the huge freshman class that arrived in January, House Republican Bobby Schilling said today.
Schilling, who is...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:15 PM
WASHINGTON--U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh of McHenry owes more than $100,000 in child support and interest to his former wife, she alleges in a Cook County Circuit Court filing.
The dispute, set out in a court filing last December, remains unsettled. Walsh's ex-...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 10:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- House Republican Randy Hultgren of Illinois is expected to vote yes on a revised GOP proposal by House Speaker John Boehner to hike the debt ceiling and rein in spending.
Hultgren, a freshman from Winfield who won with tea party support,...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:41 AM
U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh told supporters today he will run against fellow Republican freshman U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren in the new 14th District if a Democratic-drawn redistricting map survives a court challenge.
"If (voters) have to decide between two...