| 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...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 3:33 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:59 PM
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-...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:34 PM
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...