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Clout StreetIllinois politicos today flocked to the city’s Englewood neighborhood, turning a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail project into a rally in support of President Barack Obama’s proposed jobs program. Among the dignitaries in attendance was U....
Tags: Englewood, Metra, Democratic Party, Pat Quinn, Barack Obama
Clout StreetThe 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...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON—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...
Tags: Illinois, Jesse Jackson, Elections, Chicago, McHenry
Tribune reporterConstruction could start this summer on a system of rail bridges on Chicago’s South Side designed to unplug a major bottleneck that causes thousands of hours of delay each year for freight and passenger trains, officials announced today. The...
Clout StreetRepublican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit. “...
Tags: Illinois, Republican Party, Tom Coburn, Oklahoma, Randy Hultgren
Tribune reporterRepublican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them. In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
TribLocal - Orland Park » NewsOrland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin isn’t going as far as Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady in his comments about Gov. Pat Quinn’s redrawing of …...
TribLocal - ElmhurstRepublican congressmen and a GOP-backed group filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the redrawing of the state’s congressional boundaries by Democrats in Springfield, alleging the …...
Ending taxpayer funding of abortion should not be a partisan issue. The House passed a bill that would establish a permanent ban on taxpayer subsidies for abortion and abortion coverage, codify conscience protections, and close loopholes that give tax-...
— When it comes to the economy, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wants to remind everyone: Her boss inherited this mess. She said so numerous times during a less than 20-minute interview in the West Wing Thursday on the Obama...
Michael Madigan calmly sliced his daily apple as he listened to the 40-minute pitch from several leaders of Oak Lawn, long frustrated in their efforts to secure money for a dilapidated water system that supplies much of the south suburbs. At the time...
— 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...
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