Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid the U.S. government $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorating his congressional office in the style of the TV show “Downton Abbey,” according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.
Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.
Some Illinois business leaders said they are glad President Barack Obama has taken executive action to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, but they also want to see Congress step up with more sweeping changes to immigration laws.
A day after he sailed to his record fourth term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was out thanking voters for their support, and urging the rest of Congress to come together to end the gridlock in Washington.
The Obama administration announced a new 5-year plan for the Great Lakes on Wednesday that will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.
Union laborers throughout the Midwest have joined the call for passage of a long-term highway bill in Congress; and they said it’s not just about jobs, it’s about safety.
Several top Chicago chefs and an influential alderman have joined the call for Congress to ban the routine use of antibiotics for livestock, saying the practice can hasten the spread of so-called “superbugs.”
Environment Illinois campaign director Lisa Nikodem said the group’s “Wasting Our Waterways” report reveals there’s a lot of work to be done to prevent pollution of waterways that feed into Lake Michigan.
Illinois State Police troopers were taking on the trucking industry, over a proposal to add 10 feet and nearly ten tons to trucks on the highways.
Governor Quinn, Mayor Emanuel and other elected officials joined some of the area’s top business people in again demanding a congressional vote on comprehensive immigration reform, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.
Congresswoman 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.
The deal in Congress keeps them on the job until at least Jan. 15, when the new budget expires. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with Chicago workers.
What happens when the government shuts down and you’re put on furlough? Well, events might unfold like this…
Several members of Congress from the Chicago area will be refusing to take their paychecks or will donate them to charity during the government shutdown.
Air traffic controllers and airport security agents will be on the job, but many other federal government services will not be available on Tuesday.
A shotgun blast to his vest made a believer out Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky said she’s angry that the U.S. Department of Transportation has – for the fifth time – delayed rules requiring rearview cameras on all new cars.
Two prominent Illinois lawmakers met today about controversial comments one made about how to get rid of gangs in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
A suburban woman is using her family’s tragedy to lobby Congress for tougher regulation of the trucking industry.