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  • Cap and trade costly, inaction costlier?

     
    by Mark Silva Will the "cap and trade'' legislation that the House has passed and the Senate is weighing cost people money? "Yes sir,'' says one of the Senate sponsors, Sen. John Kerry. The cost of inaction, he says, is......
  • Shimkus bill-reading: Refreshments

     
    by Mark Silva This is what passes for drama in Washington: Rep. John Shimkus, the Illinois Republican who walked out toward the end of the president's address to a joint session of Congress yet still won an invitation to play......
  • Recall Alert: 2008-09 Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution

     
    Mitsubishi is recalling 29,353 Lancers and Lancer Evolutions from the 2008-09 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. In areas where road salt is used in the winter, long-term exposure to a mixture of melted snow and salt......
  • Chicago pols hail retiring priest

     
    A slew of high-ranking Democratic office holders showed up at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Chicago's North Side over the weekend to wish a happy retirement to the Rev. Jack Farry, a local priest known for his involvement in civil rights and other...
  • Senate blocks Guantanamo-saving bid

     
    by Richard Simon The Democratic-controlled Senate today thwarted an effort to block spending for upgrading facilities in the United States for housing prisoners transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a move that Illinois officials feared could have...
  • Mark Kirk: Health-care alternatives ready

     
    by Mark Silva Rep. Mark Kirk of Illinois, a Republican who hopes to claim the Senate seat that President Barack Obama once held, advances his party's argument against Obama's health-care initiative in a weekly party address today focusing on other......
  • Obama picks another Chicagoan

     
    by John McCormick President Barack Obama has picked another Chicagoan for an ambassador post, selecting the head of a Chicago public affairs firm to be the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Named to the......
  • Obama: Gay rights for federal workers

     
    proivdeby Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama plans to extend health care and other benefits to the gay and lesbian partners of federal employees, the Associated Press is reporting tonight. "White House officials say Obama plans to announce the....
  • For Obamas, Chicago on their minds

     
    by John McCormick As President Barack Obama delivered a highly anticipated speech to the Muslim world recently, he stood before the audience at Cairo University in Egypt and pointed to a place more than 6,100 miles away. "As a young......
  • Durbin questions Afghanistan strategy

     
    by Mark Silva Count Sen. Dick Durbin among those doubtful about the new deployment of troops in Afghanistan that President Barack Obama has ordered. "I'm skeptical as to whether 30,000 more troops will make a difference,'' Durbin, the senior senator......
  • Glenn Beck's Schakowsky name-slam

     
    by Mark Silva It's one thing, perhaps, to challenge the White House -- as FOX News Channel's Glenn Beck has been doing -- for inviting an "ex-con" to a State Dinner: Robert Creamer, the former Illinois Public Action Fund director......