Jan Schakowsky: Committee On Energy & Commerce Wants Formal Congressional Hearing Regarding Football Safety, Head InjuriesThe committee wants the NFL to appear for formal hearings because, "We need to delve deeper."
World War II Vet, 91, Gets Bundle Of Combat MedalsMilton Kaplan finally got his due Friday.
The Illinois Politicians That Want To Take Your Internet Rights Away From YouWith net neutrality effectively neutered, Internet service providers (ISPs) starting to do as they please and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attempting to create new rules for broadband Internet, now is a good time to take stock of those who support an open Internet and those who don't.
A Quick And Dirty Guide To Net NeutralityNet neutrality is a simple concept: it's the idea that big companies that provide Internet have to treat all websites as equals. What does this mean for you and me?
Reps Schakowsky, Gutierrez Arrested At Immigration Rally In WashingtonU.S. Reps Jan Schakowsky and Luis Gutierrez were both arrested after blocking a street near the U.S. Capitol as part of a rally for immigration reform.
Durbin, Schakowsky Vow To Fight Food Stamp Cuts A pair of liberal lawmakers are pledging opposition to conservative plans for $40 billion in cuts to the food stamp program over the next ten years.
Pelosi Calls For Day Care Assistance For Working Moms During Chicago VisitSpeaking here in Chicago, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was urging women to fight hard for more day care assistance for working mothers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Schakowsky Applauds Latest Job NumbersSkokie Democrat Jan Schakowsky says the lower unemployment figures are welcome as far as they go, which isn’t quite far enough.
$1,000 Reward Offered For Info On Shooting Death Of Evanston ManCook County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the person who shot to death a 19-year old Evanston man who was standing outside his grandmother's house last fall.
Illinois Politicians Talk Of Immigration CompromiseTalk of a political compromise on the nation's immigration policies dominated a rally and workshops on the issue Saturday at Malcolm X College.
Illinois Dems Stationed Near Republican Convention To Counter Obama-BashingAmong the high-profile Democrats was U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who made himself available to talk about issues and Illinois’ Republican clout – or lack thereof -- at the convention.
Schakowsky: Komen Bowed To Political Pressure In Cut To Planned ParenthoodU.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is expressing extreme disappointment with the decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to stop funding cancer screening provided by Planned Parenthood.