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  • New congressional map knocks wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat out of running

    New congressional map knocks wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat out of running
    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.
  • Governor signs congressional map drawn to help Democrats

    Governor signs congressional map drawn to help Democrats
    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...

    Former Rep. Lipinski gets name on federal building

    Former Republican U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and current Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan are among the political luminaries who will honor former Southwest Side Congressman William O. Lipinski on Wednesday. That’s the...

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s perk costs taxpayers $1 million

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s perk costs taxpayers $1 million
    Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has plowed through about $1 million in taxpayer dollars in the last two years for an office and staff in west suburban Yorkville, thanks to a little-known perk given to ex-speakers. Hastert, 68, a lobbyist and...

    Text of House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's Letter

    Dear Mr. Attorney General: Former Representative Mark Foley resigned from the House of Representatives on Friday, September 29, 2006, after improper and illicit communications between Mr. Foley and former House pages were made public. While the House...