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  • Roskam: Days when government could just write disaster relief check are over

    Roskam: Days when government could just write disaster relief check are over
    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...
  • Tammy Duckworth making calls about suburban congressional run

    Tammy Duckworth making calls about suburban congressional run
    WASHINGTON --- Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who left a high-level job Thursday at the Veterans Affairs Department, has begun making calls today to sound people out about a potential run for Congress, her political consultant said.Duckworth, who was an...
  • Emanuel fundraising slows after election

    The fierce pace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's fundraising tapered to a trickle once he was elected, with only $91,000 in contributions since April 1, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday that showed him with more than $1.5 million left in the...
  • Durbin, Schakowsky most-traveled Illinoisans in Congress

    Durbin, Schakowsky most-traveled Illinoisans in Congress
    — 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...
  • 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...
  • Weekly remarks: Obama says Congress must pass his jobs bill; GOP's Roskam hits 'red tape factory'

     
    Republican Peter Roskam says Obama administrations rules and regs strangle jobs; Obama says it's up to Congress to create new jobs....
  • Duckworth resigns post with Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON — Tammy Duckworth, an Illinoisan who lost both legs during the Iraq war, resigned today from her job as an assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department. She had held the job since the start of the Obama administration. VA...
  • Duckworth will decide on future after leaving VA

    WASHINGTON -- Amid reports that she's returning home to Illinois to consider a run for Congress, Tammy Duckworth said she's not making any decisions until she leaves federal employment June 30. Duckworth is a double amputee who lost her legs in the...
  • Duckworth to file for congressional race

    Duckworth to file for congressional race
    Democrat  Tammy Duckworth, defeated in a high-profile 2006 bid for Congress, will file papers to run in a newly drawn northwest suburban district, her campaign strategist said Wednesday. Strategist Peter Giangreco said Duckworth will seek the...
  • Substance sent to Roskam's office 'not threatening'

    A suspicious substance discovered Monday in a letter sent to U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam’s office in Bloomingdale was found to be harmless and authorities said they did not believe it was sent with any malicious intent. An envelope containing the...
  • Durbin to endorse Tammy Duckworth for open seat

    Durbin to endorse Tammy Duckworth for open seat
    The emerging Democratic primary contest in the new open-seat 8th Congressional District is expected to intensify Monday when U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin endorses Tammy Duckworth against businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi. Durbin, the state’s senior senator,...
  • 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.”...