| Jan 9, 2015
| 10:58 AM
Two House Democrats from Illinois, Dan Lipinski of Western Springs and Cheri Bustos of East Moline, joined all the House Republicans from the state in voting Friday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The bill passed 266-153,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Cuban-Americans in Chicago shared a range of reactions Wednesday to the announcement that the U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years.
At Senor Pan Cafe, a Kelvyn Park restaurant that specializes in Cuban sandwiches,...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The price tag has spiked for a massive expansion to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, according to documents filed with the state.
An application with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board stated that a proposed...
| Oct 13, 2014
Armed with a new political map they drew for themselves and with President Barack Obama at the top of their ticket, Illinois Democrats ousted four Republicans from Congress in 2012. Two of those Republicans — Bob Dold in the 10th Congressional...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:22 PM
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she would appoint Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore to lead Democrats on a controversial select committee to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.
| May 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
As House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) named six Republicans to sit on a new select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Democrats continued to wrestle Friday with the question of whether to participate at all.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:35 PM
California Rep. Kevin McCarthy's apparent grip on the race to become the new House majority leader has set off a contentious battle to replace him as the third-ranking Republican, testing ideological and geographic loyalties as the party's most...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The job of a House whip is largely about knowing how the vote count stands. Just trying to win the job shows how difficult the road ahead might be for the three candidates working to line up support.
There are 233 Republicans in the House who can...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s election as House majority leader continued one of the swiftest political ascents in congressional history and marked another triumph for establishment Republican forces over the party’s conservative flank.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON — There were multiple factors in the defeat of Illinois’ Peter Roskam at the hands of a Louisiana lawmaker in his bid Thursday for the GOP’s third-ranking job in the House of Representatives.
Southern lawmakers were keen for...