Capitol Hill

Congressman Foster Holding Lottery For Tickets To Pope's Visit To Capitol HillU.S. Rep. Bill Foster says he is deluged with requests for tickets to see Pope Francis when the pontiff addresses Congress next month.
Sen. Harry Reid's Exit Sets Off Leadership Scramble For Durbin, SchumerA very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.
Facing Spending Probe, Schock Has Benefited From Donor ProjectsIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock, under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors, has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors since entering politics more than a decade ago.
Kelly Reflects On 'Enlightening' And Challenging First Year In CongressCongresswoman Robin Kelly said her first year in office replacing imprisoned Jesse Jackson Jr. was “like building a ship in the middle of the ocean,” because she was not only a freshman on Capitol Hill, but three months behind all her colleagues.
Colter Takes Northwestern Player Union Case To Capitol HillMembers of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.
Caterpillar Defends Move To Avoid $2.4B In Federal TaxesCaterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the Peoria-based manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an award.
Chicago's Terry Gainer Retiring As U.S. Senate Sergeant At ArmsA Chicago native who has been a top law enforcement officer on Capitol Hill for more than a decade will be retiring in a couple months.
U.S. Rep. Foster: Response To Syria 'Essential'One of the four Illinois Congressmen who attended a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill about Syria says a U.S. response is essential.
Durbin Squares Off With NRA Boss On Capitol HillAt one point, the hearing had to be gaveled to order when Durbin and National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre accused each other of missing the point on mandatory background checks for gun purchases.
Movers Haul Jackson Jr.'s D.C. Office Belongings To Chicago HomeWorkers unloaded box after box at the Jackson family home, bringing dozens of boxes of books, cartons of files, and wardrobes of Jackson’s work clothes taken from his former office on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Mark Kirk To Return To Capitol Hill A Year After StrokeNearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate's front door this week -- a walk that's significant not just for Illinois' junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.
Emanuel: 'Why Rush' Jackson Back To Do-Nothing Congress?While questions still swirl around the news that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for an unspecified "mood disorder," Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Thursday there shouldn't be a rush for the congressman to get back to Capitol Hill when Congress isn't getting any work done anyway.