| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Polls across Illinois closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday and the ballot counting has begun, with anything less than a convincing victory for Mitt Romney in both the popular vote and battle for delegates being viewed as a setback for his front running GOP...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:15 AM
In a battle of two sitting Republican congressmen, 34-year-old freshman Rep. Adam Kinzinger has apparently topped veteran Rep. Donald Manzullo.
With 99 percent of the unofficial vote counted, Kinzinger had 56 percent to 44 percent for Manzullo.
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:12 PM
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who’s mulling a 2014 Republican bid for governor, chastised a pair of potential rivals Thursday, saying state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have “proven nothing more than they can lose an election.”
| Jul 20, 2012
Once there was an aspiring young political strategist who disrupted a Chicago campaign event for a rival party candidate by inviting homeless to it with promises of free food, drink and more.
Republicans this election season have been attacking "Chicago-...
| 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...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:21 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee revealed today that it is investigating the conduct of House Republican Aaron Schock of Peoria.
The 31-year-old lawmaker entered the House in 2009 and won a third term last month.
The committee did not make...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Candidates in three closely contested suburban congressional races used the final Saturday of their campaigns to rally the faithful and make a late pitch to undecided voters.
In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Democrat Bill Foster dug into...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:07 PM
New information from the Air Force reveals higher rates of oxygen problems in the F-22 Raptor than previously portrayed, two members of Congress said Thursday.
Virginia Sen. Mark R. Warner and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., also released results of a...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Congressional investigators have recommended a full House Ethics Committee probe of Rep. Aaron Schock for allegedly soliciting contributions of more than $5,000 for a political action committee to help an Illinois colleague engaged in a bitter primary...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:36 AM
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields gained the endorsement today of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for the Democratic nomination in the special primary to decide a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., aides to both...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In "Jim Oberweis plans to seek state Senate bid," we read Dairy industry magnate Jim Oberweis says he's running for state Senate in a northeastern Illinois district.... He has run unsuccessfully for public office nearly half a dozen times. That......
| Jul 23, 2011
| 4:39 PM
"This Week" starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be a guest with the gay couple he will marry on Sunday: Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt. The other guests will be former Sens. Trent Lott, R-Miss. and Tom Daschle, D-...