| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Republican Rep. Judy Biggert indicated Wednesday that she’s moving closer to supporting same-sex marriage, but ultimately said she’s not there yet and that it’s a matter for individual states to decide.
Democratic challenger Bill Foster...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Candidates in a trio of competitive suburban congressional contests spent the day before the election making the traditional round of train stations, diners and local businesses in a final search for votes.
In the nationally watched 8th District,...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Wheaton construction worker Ted Thilly spent Monday looking for some career stability after finding himself laid off twice in the past two years, most recently three months ago.
"I'm getting a little desperate at this point," said Thilly, 55, who added...
| Sep 23, 2011
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with Tina Sfondeles, Chicago Sun-Times; Mike...
| Jan 17, 2012
Warming up for a vote Wednesday on whether to raise the debt ceiling, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) declared that he would vote no in order to "send a clear message that we do not condone the president's wasteful fiscal policies......