| May 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
What's in a name? Shakespeare had a point when he had Juliet telling Romeo that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But don't tell that to the many Native Americans furious at the Pentagon for code-naming Osama bid Laden "Geronimo" in the...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana, viewed as almost certain to win another term in November, will announce as soon as Thursday he is not seeking re-election, sources familiar with the Republican lawmaker’s decision said Wednesday....
| Jan 25, 2012
— Ted Kennedy had a brain tumor. Joe Biden had two brain aneurysms. Tim Johnson had a rare brain anomaly that led to strokelike symptoms. Lyndon Baines Johnson had a heart attack.
The lawmakers, all stricken while in public office, were afforded...
| Jan 29, 2012
For every survivor of a serious stroke, recovery takes a unique path.
Some fight through rehabilitation to return to their old jobs. Others get back to work, though to a less challenging job. For some, the journey never leads back to the workplace.
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) suggested that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer should be impeached for her role in ousting the independent official at the helm of the state’s redistricting commission.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana has endorsed Ron Paul for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of next week’s Illinois primary.
The two will appear at an event at the University of Illinois on Wednesday night to rally...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney might not be campaigning in Illinois until Monday, but he’s poised to saturate the state’s airwaves during the final week before the Illinois primary.
The contender and a political action...
| Feb 18, 2011
During last night's debate, Carol Moseley Braun claimed that Rahm Emanuel, when in the U.S. Congress "voted to allow people to sell meat from downed animals." What's this all about? I found "Mad Cow Case Renews Debate Over Food Safety,......
| May 12, 2011
Key banking regulators and Senate Democrats warned against Republican efforts to repeal all or some provisions of the Wall Street reform law enacted last year, saying the country couldn't afford to return to a system that failed to stop the......
| Sep 2, 2011
State and local leaders this week used the approaching Labor Day holiday as a platform to call for federal investment in transportation projects, warning that failure to do so would further damage the nation’s infrastructure and cost millions of...