| Nov 21, 2011
| 2:45 PM
WASHINGTON — In his latest salvo, freshman Congressman Joe Walsh of McHenry takes aim at the Occupy Wall Street protestors, characterizing them as either "spoiled, pampered, unfocused, clueless young people" or a smattering of others who are...
| 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.
| 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...