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— Sen. Mark Kirk announced Tuesday that he'll support Penny Pritzker for the top job at the Commerce Department, calling her experienced and willing to take on special interests. Pritzker, 54, a Hyatt Hotels heir from Chicago, will be in the hot...
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Tribune reporterWASHINGTON—Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker has Sen. Dick Durbin’s support to become Commerce Secretary, but Sen. Mark Kirk is on the fence. Kirk, an Illinois Republican, told the Tribune on Monday that while he had met recently with...
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San Bernardino County Sun, Calif.Two years after being indicted in a major San Bernardino County corruption case, Mark Kirk is back in the political arena. His consulting company, The Paideia Group, worked on Ontario Mayor Paul Leon's unsuccessful bid for state Senate, taking in $36,...
Inland Valley Daily BulletinAssemblywoman Norma Torres' political winning streak continued Tuesday night as she captured the state Senate District 32 seat. Torres defeated Ontario's Republican Mayor Paul Leon in the race to fill the seat that was vacated when Rep. Gloria Negrete...
Daily Gazette, Sterling, Ill.Jackie Payne, owner of Bushel Basket Candle Co. at Northland Mall, opposes federal legislation that would empower states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Her shop started online a dozen years ago and still does much business through the...
Kenneth Lee was a convicted felon who wanted a gun, authorities say. Darlene Hoover was a single mom with a clean record who needed cash. So the two acquaintances from the South Side made a deal, according to prosecutors. For $200, Hoover drove about 40...
The Telegraph, Alton, Ill.Control towers at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto and four other Illinois airports will remain open, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he learned Friday. Durbin, D-Ill., said the U.S. Department of Transportation confirmed to him that control towers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation's most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success. The measure, backed by the National Rifle...
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would sharply toughen U.S. economic sanctions on Iran despite administration calls for Congress to delay penalties that could disrupt diplomacy aimed at resolving...
Tribune reportersPat Brady’s resignation Tuesday as chairman of the state’s Republican Party was a move months in the making, an effort to leave on his own terms rather than being ousted for his support of gay marriage. But in leaving the post, effective...
Pat Brady's resignation Tuesday as chairman of the state's Republican Party was a move months in the making, an effort to leave on his own terms rather than being ousted for his support of gay marriage. But in leaving the post, effective immediately,...
Re "Both sides of debate at NRA convention," May 4 When the National Rifle Assn. backed improved background checks on gun buyers in the 1990s, the organization truly was nonpartisan. Time and money have changed that. Witness the lineup of speakers...
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