| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Evanston will serve as a vice chair of a top House Democratic committee.
Schakowsky, 69, who entered Congress in 1999, will join the leadership of the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:38 PM
WASHINGTON -- Fifteen of the 18 House members from Illinois voted today in favor of the federal budget deal, which passed 332-94.
One Illinois Democrat voted no and two others skipped the vote.
The two who did not vote were Reps. Bobby Rush and...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
| Aug 24, 2013
When Rep. Jan Schakowsky was elected to Congress in 1998, she called on an old pal.
"I immediately turned to Hedy Ratner and the Women's Business Development Center for help and advice," Schakowsky says. "They became invaluable to me."
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Add this to the long list of odd "class warfare" stories we've already seen in 2011: Republicans will fight to the death against any higher taxes on the wealthy, but they have no problem boosting Medicare premium rates paid by affluent seniors.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois were among several members of Congress arrested Tuesday outside the Capitol in a protest that called for the House to take up immigration reform, which stalled after passing the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Climate change is causing glaciers to melt, heat waves to become more intense, species to become extinct and low-lying island nations like Tuvalu to disappear altogether. To this list of calamities, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has added another: Climate...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In 2007, Congress and President George W. Bush approved a law mandating that the government set automotive rear-visibility guidelines by the beginning of 2011. In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed that backup cameras be...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:46 PM
George Saunders, author of "Tenth of December," will be a guest on ABC's "This Week" at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panelists will be Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace; Stephanie Cutter, Obama...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:03 PM
President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Democratic congressional candidate Robin Kelly today gained the support of U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky as she runs for the right to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.
Kelly, a former state lawmaker from Matteson, previously got the backing of U.S....
| Oct 7, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan accused President Barack Obama on Sunday of running a campaign based on distractions to avoid confronting his economic record and of promoting “stagnation that fosters dependency” rather than...