| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Illinois congressmen warned today that a major transportation bill being debated in Washington could cut into long-term funding for transportation projects in the Chicago area, …...
| Mar 16, 2012
Jim Emma believes he would have drowned in Lake Michigan if a Coast Guard helicopter hadn't been parked a few miles away.
The crew of the rescue aircraft plucked him and several others from cold waters in May 2008 after a chartered fishing boat sank in a...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Polls across Illinois closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday and the ballot counting has begun, with anything less than a convincing victory for Mitt Romney in both the popular vote and battle for delegates being viewed as a setback for his front running GOP...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 5:25 AM
A management consultant from Deerfield has won a North Shore Democratic congressional primary contest tonight.
With nearly 95 percent of the vote counted, Brad Schneider of Deerfield had 47 percent to 39 percent for Ilya Sheyman, a 25-year-old...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:11 PM
The window for filing petitions to run for Congress in Illinois’ new districts closed Tuesday with Democrats looking to take advantage of the map they drew to try to boost their numbers in Washington.
But the opportunity doesn’t come...
| 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.
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk released a campaign-style video today showing what he called the "very encouraging" progress he has made in his rehabilitation after suffering a January stroke but gave no timetable for his return to full congressional duties.
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 5:47 PM
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made its initial foray Tuesday into a pair of competitive suburban congressional races, airing cable TV ads slamming seven-term veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert and freshman Rep. Robert Dold for...