| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Chicago on Monday to raise campaign money for Gov. Pat Quinn and Democrats running for Congress, a White House aide said.
The Democratic governor is in a tough re-election fight against...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:18 PM
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is cosponsoring legislation that would establish a federal grant program to fund inpatient treatment for heroin abuse.
The bill is a response to a high rate of heroin overdose deaths in Connecticut and throughout the country that...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Finance reports filed Tuesday showed the distinct styles between the two major governor candidates: Republican Bruce Rauner, a wealthy first-time challenger who can tap deep pockets, is willing to raise and spend millions of dollars. Democratic Gov. Pat...
| Jul 14, 2014
Scott and Caroline Schmauderer know all the acronyms and the nitty-gritty details of the federal government's various programs to help homeowners like themselves, whose plans were derailed by the housing bust.
They read up on loan modifications, but...
| Jun 16, 2014
Three years ago, the president of a large southwest suburban fire district made waves by publicly flogging two dozen of his own firefighters for each costing taxpayers more than $200,000 annually in pay and benefits.
But a Tribune investigation has...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Four Republicans vying in a west and southwest suburban congressional primary said Friday that Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is vulnerable because he voted for the Affordable Care Act and won’t have President Barack Obama at the top of the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Chicago’s suburbs this fall aren’t expected to be quite the congressional battleground they were two years ago, but Republicans are pushing ahead after Tuesday’s primary election as the party tries to take back three seats Democrats...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Three of four Republican candidates running for a congressional seat representing the west and southwest suburbs say they would not support raising the national minimum wage.
State Rep. Darlene Senger, Ian Bayne and Chris Balkema expressed their...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:52 PM
A Marine veteran claimed the Republican nomination Tuesday night in a northwest and west suburban congressional district.
Larry Kaifesh, 46, a political newcomer, declared victory with 71 percent of the vote to 29 percent for rookie Manju Goel, with...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:44 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of candidates from would-be governors down to state lawmakers and judges lined up in the cold today outside the Illinois State Board of Elections offices to submit paperwork to get on the March 2014 primary ballot.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired general from downstate Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened.