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Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Colter Takes Northwestern Player Union Case To Capitol Hill

Members 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.

04/02/2014

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Caterpillar Defends Move To Avoid $2.4B In Federal Taxes

Caterpillar 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.

04/01/2014

Terry Gainer, Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. Senate, escorts President Barack Obama through the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Terry Gainer Retiring As U.S. Senate Sergeant At Arms

A 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.

03/26/2014

Bill Foster

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.

09/02/2013

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Durbin Squares Off With NRA Boss On Capitol Hill

At 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.

WBBM Newsradio–01/30/2013

Movers stack boxes of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s belongings outside his home in Chicago. The items were brought to Chicago from his former office on Capitol Hill. (Credit: CBS)

Movers Haul Jackson Jr.’s D.C. Office Belongings To Chicago Home

Workers 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.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Sen. Mark Kirk To Return To Capitol Hill A Year After Stroke

Nearly 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.

12/31/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says "why rush" when it comes to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson getting back to work on Capitol Hill, when Congress isn't getting any work done anyway. (Credit: CBS)

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.

07/12/2012