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  • Police say letter to New York Post is anthrax-laced

    A letter mailed to the New York Post has tested positive for anthrax and is similar to anthrax-laced letters sent to NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, police said late yesterday.
  • Hastert used government office for private business

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has conducted private business ventures through a little-known government office that has cost taxpayers about $1.8 million, a Tribune investigation has found. Federal law allows former House speakers to...

    New congressional map knocks wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat out of running

    New congressional map knocks wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat out of running
    A wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat who’d been exploring a run for Congress today suspended that effort and is backing former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster’s bid to return to Washington. John Atkinson initially planned to challenge Democratic Southwest...

    Governor signs congressional map drawn to help Democrats

    Governor signs congressional map drawn to help Democrats
    UPDATED with threat of lawsuit by GOP congressmen. Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law the state’s Democratic-drawn map of new Congressional boundaries, a plan designed to reverse Republican gains in last year’s election that is expected...

    Former Rep. Lipinski gets name on federal building

    Former Republican U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and current Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan are among the political luminaries who will honor former Southwest Side Congressman William O. Lipinski on Wednesday. That’s the...