Dold Proposes Fund To Reimburse Zion For Storing Nuclear WasteAn Illinois congressman has proposed legislation to compensate north suburban Zion for it years of storage of nuclear waste at a long-shuttered power plant.
Durbin Says Congress Must Not Wait To Approve Zika FundingU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin met with doctors in Chicago on Tuesday to discuss the Zika virus, and to urge Congress to approve funding to fight the disease.
Lawmakers To Discuss Cybersecurity Threats At Chicago HearingIn a series of hearings, members of Congress want to hear how government and the private sector can work together to ward off cyber threats.
As More States Legislate Transgender Americans' Bathroom Use, Illinois Eyes Its Own BillNorth Carolina's bill shares some similarities with a bill proposed by Illinois legislators, but also many differences.
Durbin: Refugees Already Face 'Closest Scrutiny One Can Possibly Imagine'U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he will vote against legislation that would prevent Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the U.S. until there are guarantees they won’t be a security threat.
Obama Unveils Presidential Plan To Cut Gun ViolencePresident Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.
Prosecutors Issue Second Subpoena For Aaron Schock's RecordsFederal prosecutors seek financial records, texts and emails as part of a grand jury probe into spending by the former Congressman from Peoria.
Chicagoans Impressed With Pope's Speech To CongressMany Chicagoans who could not be at the U.S. Capitol to see Pope Francis in person on Thursday as he spoke to a joint session of Congress were glued to their television sets as he became the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting at the U.S. Capitol.
Metra Chair Warns Of Shutdown Without Extension Of Rail Safety System DeadlineThe head of Metra’s board of directors has urged Congress to extend the deadline to install some costly safety equipment, or the commuter rail line and other railroads could be forced to come to a halt.
Dixon Family Excited To See Pope In Washington, D.C.A Dixon, Illinois, family has won an “unbelievable” opportunity to see Pope Francis when the pontiff visits the nation’s capitol later this month.
Railroads Threaten Shutdown Without Extension Of Safety System DeadlineThe nation's major freight railroads are threatening partial or total shutdowns Jan. 1, unless Congress extends the deadline for installing new signaling systems and software -- and Metra and Amtrak are caught in the middle.
Democrats Skeptical Of Iran Nuclear Deal, GOP Mostly HostileUnder the historic accord, Iran's nuclear program would be curtailed in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. The agreement aims to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

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