President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation.
A week after a shooting rampage in Arizona left six people dead and 13 wounded including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, two prominent Illinois politicians were making a public show of solidarity.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has a Congressional office in the most violent police beat in the city, but he emphasizes that has not decided whether to move his office in the wake of the shootings in Tucson.
In the wake of the attempted assassination of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush said Tuesday that he’s considering moving out of his office on 79th Street, fearful of the violence on his block.
After the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) says members of Congress should be given more money for security.
Retired media personality Merri Dee says she thought of her family after she was shot and left for dead 30 years ago. She thinks Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can also come back from her serious injury.
The nation got its first look on Monday at the 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Jared Loughner, head shaved, a cut above the right temple and his hands cuffed, scanned a packed courtroom and sat down.
Mayor Richard M. Daley said Monday that the nation needs tougher gun laws to prevent another incident similar to the Arizona shooting rampage.
The youngest victim of the Arizona shooting spree had ties to Chicago and the Cubs.
U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says it’s time to tone down violent political language, in the wake of the Arizona shooting spree that critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)