| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:48 AM
The melody is instantly familiar but the other sounds are not — horns boldly announce their arrival, the patient tempo crawls along and the voice is more Maryland than Liverpool.
When the plea to stay kicks in — "Believe me when I beg you,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:16 PM
A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her reasons for not endorsing Lance Tyson’s bid for state representative. For a year and a half — from December 2006 until May 2008 — Tyson (right), a lifelong Democrat,...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Transcript: Flash back to the mid 1990s and ask —who are the most prominent African American politicians in Illinois? Jesse White, Roland Burris, Danny Davis, Tim Evans, Bobby Rush, Carol Mosley Braun, Emil Jones, John Stroger and the up and......
| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, died of natural causes at age 81 on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Washington, D.C., according to a statement from Rep. Danny Davis, who replaced Collins as...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn and other leading Democrats called today for the resignation of a state lawmaker from Chicago who won a House primary one week after being arrested on federal bribery charges.
The growing pressure on state Rep. Derrick Smith contrasts with...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:50 AM
SPRINGFIELD--The Illinois House opened a special investigation today into a Chicago Democrat charged in federal court with taking a cash bribe.
But Rep. Derrick Smith, a West Side Democrat, didn't show up.
Smith faces the first House probe since then-...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is back at the Mayo Clinic, his wife Ald. Sandi Jackson confirmed on Tuesday.
Jackson has been on medical leave since June, with bipolar disorder.
On Monday, Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis spoke to the media...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Metra has postponed the awarding of a contract to build the $141 million Englewood Flyover rail bridge on the South Side, a project that drew complaints today from three local congressmen that the project lacks adequate minority participation.
| Sep 2, 2012
| 3:25 PM
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon -- founder of the Unification Church, which gained fame worldwide decades ago for its mass weddings, as well as the Washington Times -- died early Monday in South Korea, the church said.
The Universal Peace Federation said on...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 10:09 AM
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon -- a controversial religious and political figure who founded the Unification Church, a major institution in East Asia and beyond that gained fame decades ago for its mass weddings -- died early Monday in South Korea, the church...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the veteran Democratic congressman has been on medical leave from Congress for the past two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion.
The 17-year Illinois congressman’s office declined to say...