| 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...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON --- Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who left a high-level job Thursday at the Veterans Affairs Department, has begun making calls today to sound people out about a potential run for Congress, her political consultant said.Duckworth, who was an...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 10:36 AM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth, defeated in a high-profile 2006 bid for Congress, will file papers to run in a newly drawn northwest suburban district, her campaign strategist said Wednesday.
Strategist Peter Giangreco said Duckworth will seek the...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:41 PM
The fierce pace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's fundraising tapered to a trickle once he was elected, with only $91,000 in contributions since April 1, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday that showed him with more than $1.5 million left in the...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Several of Illinois' Republican members of Congress came to Chicago to testify today on the first day of their legal challenge to a new Democratic-drawn congressional map.
Rep. John Shimkus was the first of four Republican incumbent congressmen to...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:59 PM
The Democratic primary contest in the newly drawn northwest suburban 8th Congressional District is heating up financially as well as politically. Tammy Duckworth outraised Raja Krishnamoorthi in the last three months, but Krishnamoorthi holds a cash-on-...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Chicago-area Republican and Democratic congressional candidates are stockpiling cash as they gear up for March primary elections that are expected to be costly and contentious, new campaign finance reports show.
One of the most-anticipated GOP matchups...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:54 PM
The most high-profile Republican primary challenger to freshman Rep. Joe Walsh in the state’s new northwest suburban 8th Congressional District announced today she was dropping out of the race.
Darlene Ruscitti, the DuPage County superintendent...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:44 PM
WASHINGTON — Tammy Duckworth, an Illinoisan who lost both legs during the Iraq war, resigned today from her job as an assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department.
She had held the job since the start of the Obama administration. VA...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 7:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Amid reports that she's returning home to Illinois to consider a run for Congress, Tammy Duckworth said she's not making any decisions until she leaves federal employment June 30.
Duckworth is a double amputee who lost her legs in the...