| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:07 PM
WASHINGTON--The House Ethics Committee today announced that after examining a $25,000 trip Rep. Peter Roskam and his wife took to Taiwan in 2011, there was “insufficient evidence” to show the travel was improper and “after careful...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The promise/threat of party-crossover voting is almost always a phantom. Since Illinois' primary voting system allows voters to choose their party ballot on the day of the election (as opposed to pre-registering party affiliation), it's always possible...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:22 PM
They can't agree on climate change. Fixing the rate increase on student loans? Nope. The farm bill remains in legislative limbo. Leave it to skin cancer to bring together warring Congressional Republicans and Democrats. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:57 PM
WASHINGTON — A trip to Taiwan that Rep. Peter Roskam took with his wife in 2011 has been referred to the House ethics committee at the urging of an outside panel that found he may have violated House rules and federal law in accepting the $25,000-...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Pat Brady’s resignation Tuesday as chairman of the state’s Republican Party was a move months in the making, an effort to leave on his own terms rather than being ousted for his support of gay marriage.
But in leaving the post, effective...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The Democratic and Republican congressional contenders in two suburban districts looked to advance their ground games Saturday, using rallies and other events to encourage supporters to vote early and to get their friends and neighbors to join them.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Aug 14, 2011
| 6:49 PM
The emerging Democratic primary contest in the new open-seat 8th Congressional District is expected to intensify Monday when U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin endorses Tammy Duckworth against businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi.
Durbin, the state’s senior senator,...
| 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...