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  • Former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster clears hurdle in comeback attempt

    Former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster clears hurdle in comeback attempt
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Federal judges hear Republican complaints on Democratic congressional map

    Federal judges hear Republican complaints on Democratic congressional map
    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...
  • Walsh to seek re-election in 8th Congressional District

    Walsh to seek re-election in 8th Congressional District
    Congressman Joe Walsh told supporters tonight he plans to seek re-election in the 8th Congressional District, a change of heart from three months ago. The decision means Walsh is likely to win the Republican primary but face a stiff general election...
  • How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why

    How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why
    The House of Representatives doesn’t readily disclose what percentage of roll-call votes lawmakers miss. But an independent legislative tracking service, whose Web site is GovTrack.us, does. I turned to GovTrack late last year when writing about...
  • U.S. Rep. Biggert won't face Republican primary challenge

    U.S. Rep. Biggert won't face Republican primary challenge
    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 “...
  • Republican challenger to Rep. Joe Walsh won't run in primary

    Republican challenger to Rep. Joe Walsh won't run in primary
    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...
  • Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot

    Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot
    Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary. The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
  • 2nd Illinois congressmen says he'll vote against debt deal

    2nd Illinois congressmen says he'll vote against debt deal
    WASHINGTON—A second Illinoisan in the House of Representatives has announced he will vote no to the last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling: Chicago’s Jesse Jackson Jr. A liberal Democrat, Jackson joins conservative Republican and tea...
  • 'Thousands' seeking tickets to inauguration

    As the price skyrockets for an ostensibly free ticket to Barack Obama's inaugural swearing-in (and as federal legislation that would outlaw their sale looms), questions remain about how to legally obtain the tickets. Members of the Joint Congressional...
  • U.S. House Supports Chicago's Olympics Bid

    (WGN-AM)- The House of Representatives Friday threw its support behind Chicago's bid to host the 2016 summer Olympic games. That puts Congress on record for an international contest that will be settled in October. "The city of big shoulders is ready to...
  • Alarm bells for House GOP

     
    by Jim Tankersley They said the first was an outlier. The second, a fluke. But after losing their third seat this year in a special election, House Republicans faced the possibility on Wednesday that if they don't repair their image......