State Of The Union AddressPresident Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation.
Davis, Kirk Make Show Of Unity After Arizona ShootingA 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.
Rush: I Haven't Decided Whether To Move OfficeU.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.
Rush Might Move District Office After Colleague's ShootingIn 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.
Rep. Jackson: Congressmen Need Better SecurityAfter the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) says members of Congress should be given more money for security.
Giffords Shooting Resonates With Crime Survivor Merri DeeRetired 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.
Arizona Suspect's Motive Grips Nation, Smiles In PictureThe 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.
Daley: Gun Laws Needed After Arizona RampageMayor Richard M. Daley said Monday that the nation needs tougher gun laws to prevent another incident similar to the Arizona shooting rampage.
Youngest Arizona Victim Had Chicago ConnectionThe youngest victim of the Arizona shooting spree had ties to Chicago and the Cubs.
Durbin: Tone Down Violent Political LanguageU.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.)