Republican Health Care Plan To Face First Major Test In House VoteThe Republican health care plan might not have the support necessary to pass in the House, which was scheduled to vote on the legislation Thursday night.
Mayor Emanuel Wants To See President Trump's Words Turn To ActionsMayor Emanuel is, in some ways, reserving judgement on President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress on Tuesday night. He wants to see how the words translate into deeds.
President Trump Pays Tribute To Fallen Navy SEAL At Congress AddressPresident Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday included a tribute to the widow of a Navy SEAL from Peoria who was killed in a terrorism raid in Yemen.
Trump References Chicago Violence, Honors Killed Navy SEAL from Peoria, In SpeechThe Republican also recounted many familiar themes: cutting taxes, building a Mexican border wall and repealing Obamacare.
Durbin: Time For GOP To Show Its Cards On ObamacareWith Republicans about to control the White House and both chambers of commerce, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said it will be interesting to see what Republicans will do if they follow through with promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Round 3: Dold And Schneider Face Off In 10th District AgainThe race for Congress in Illinois’ 10th District has roots that go way back. Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold and Democratic challenger Brad Schneider have faced off before, and the battle is no less intense the third time around.
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.

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