| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will not face a March primary challenge in the newly drawn west and south suburban 11th Congressional District, the Illinois State Board of Elections ruled today.
The board’s decision to toss John “...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham once again is off the ballot in a west suburban congressional race — at least for now.
With the March 20 primary less than two weeks away, an Illinois appellate court ruling Wednesday knocked Cunningham out of...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster cleared his first hurdle tonight in his attempt at political comeback.
In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Foster's campaign declared victory. He'll face Republican Rep. Judy Biggert in the November...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:53 PM
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.
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:16 PM
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio headlined a suburban fundraiser on Friday, helping raise money for a Republican legal challenge to the state's new Democratic-drawn congressional map that could reverse the GOP’s gains in last year’s...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:04 AM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke a month ago, is recovering quietly, with careful limits on both his visitors and information about his condition.
Kirk, 52, is being treated at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago after...
| Aug 6, 2012
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk released a campaign-style video Sunday showing what he called the "very encouraging" progress he has made in his rehabilitation after suffering a stroke in January. But the Illinois Republican gave no timetable for his return to full...
| 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 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...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
This cracked me up. The Mark Kirk campaign sent over a Washington Post roster of Kirk's "votes against party" to bolster their contention that the North Shore Republican U.S. Senate candidate he deserves the title "Mr. Independent." Among the bills......
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:32 PM
During last night's debate, Carol Moseley Braun claimed that Rahm Emanuel, when in the U.S. Congress "voted to allow people to sell meat from downed animals." What's this all about? I found "Mad Cow Case Renews Debate Over Food Safety,......