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Judy Biggert

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  • Here's my predictions for Tuesday's election. Now share yours

    Here's my predictions for Tuesday's election. Now share yours
    The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday's election is that you might be wrong about key races and thus dent whatever reputation you have for political insight. "I don't know" is always a correct answer. "We'll see. Time will tell. It...
  • Congressional hopefuls campaign as early voting ends

    Congressional hopefuls campaign as early voting ends
    Candidates in three closely contested suburban congressional races used the final Saturday of their campaigns to rally the faithful and make a late pitch to undecided voters. In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Democrat Bill Foster dug into...
  • Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk participates in Willis Tower stair climb

    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk participates in Willis Tower stair climb
    Sen. Mark Kirk climbed more than three dozen flights of stairs in Willis Tower during a fundraising event Sunday, but his staff declined to say when the senator will return to Congress following a major stroke. Kirk’s climb, his first public...
  • Congressional candidates focus on getting out the vote

    Congressional candidates focus on getting out the vote
    Candidates in three key suburban congressional campaigns moved into get-out-the-vote mode Sunday, concerned that Election Day turnout will be the deciding factor as outside groups focused on a spate of automated phone calls to voters. Federal campaign...
  • Congressional candidates hit the suburbs on election eve

    Congressional candidates hit the suburbs on election eve
    Candidates in a trio of competitive suburban congressional contests spent the day before the election making the traditional round of train stations, diners and local businesses in a final search for votes. In the nationally watched 8th District,...
  • Foster headed back to Congress

    Foster headed back to Congress
    Veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert conceded defeat tonight to former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster in a west and southwest suburban congressional contest. “It has been a long and hard-fought race, but tonight the voters have spoken. I have called...
  • Emanuel cancels Democratic fundraisers during strike

    Emanuel cancels Democratic fundraisers during strike
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has temporarily suspended fundraising on behalf of Democratic super PACS to devote his attention to bringing the teachers' strike to an end, according to his political operation. Emanuel was scheduled to attend a House Majority...
  • Jackson, Kirk still absent as Congress ends recess

    Jackson, Kirk still absent as Congress ends recess
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. remained away from the House Monday, skipping three votes despite returning to the nation’s capital from the Mayo Clinic, where he was treated for bipolar depression. Lawmakers returned Monday from a five-...
  • 3 local representatives call for compromise on transportation legislation

    3 local representatives call for compromise on transportation legislation
    Chicago-area bus and train riders, along with highway construction workers, ought to feel better knowing that gridlock appears to be easing in the halls of the U.S. Congress. That was the message Friday from three suburban representatives who,...
  • Duckworth outraises Walsh in second quarter

    Duckworth outraises Walsh in second quarter
    Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth outraised Republican Rep. Joe Walsh by a better than 2-1 ratio from April to June, and both candidates in the heated 8th Congressional District contest began this month with more than $700,000 to spend. Reports filed...
  • GOP congressmen hold jobs fair in suburbs

    GOP congressmen hold jobs fair in suburbs
    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...
  • Biggert says recovering Kirk calls his treadmill his 'dreadmill'

    Biggert says recovering Kirk calls his treadmill his 'dreadmill'
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a severe stroke in January, met Thursday with Rep. Judy Biggert, who said he is “back on his game” and even wisecracking about his treadmill — which he calls his “dreadmill.”...