| 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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth won the Democratic primary tonight in the 8th Congressional District.
Duckworth had 66 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Raja Krishnamoorthi, a former deputy state treasurer with about 60 percent of the vote in.
| Aug 15, 2011
| 2:46 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he remains optimistic a bipartisan congressional panel of lawmakers can come up with a new round of deficit reduction plans if Republicans realize their “oath is to the Constitution” and not to an anti-tax...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam today defended comments from House leadership contending that government funds for disaster relief from Hurricane Irene must be offset by spending cuts in the federal budget.
The third-term congressman from Wheaton, a...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:41 PM
The fierce pace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's fundraising tapered to a trickle once he was elected, with only $91,000 in contributions since April 1, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday that showed him with more than $1.5 million left in the...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:38 PM
— Last Memorial Day, Sen. Dick Durbin traveled to a conference at a luxury beach resort on Tunisia's Mediterranean coast.
The Democratic senator and his wife, Loretta, stayed at The Residence Tunis, which is part of the exclusive "Leading Hotels of...
| 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 17, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Republican Peter Roskam says Obama administrations rules and regs strangle jobs; Obama says it's up to Congress to create new jobs....
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:44 PM
WASHINGTON — Tammy Duckworth, an Illinoisan who lost both legs during the Iraq war, resigned today from her job as an assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department.
She had held the job since the start of the Obama administration. VA...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 7:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Amid reports that she's returning home to Illinois to consider a run for Congress, Tammy Duckworth said she's not making any decisions until she leaves federal employment June 30.
Duckworth is a double amputee who lost her legs in the...