Illinois is among six states where the average price for a gallon of gas has topped $4 and several more are close behind, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge.
It’s not just market forces driving up the price of gasoline. There are also taxes and special additive costs, CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.
The U.S. senators from Illinois say they have concerns about nuclear plants here, now that vulnerabilities have been exposed in Japan.
Problems with nuclear power plant reactors in Japan still have some people asking questions about the safety of nuclear power plants in Illinois.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says the nation needs a permanent nuclear fuel waste storage system, but not near Lake Michigan, as is currently the case with the spent fuel pool in far north suburban Zion.
The state’s junior senator hopes President Obama delivers more clarity on what he hopes to achieve in the air strikes against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s miltary forces.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says U.S. forces will support, though not lead, efforts to rein in Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk predicts Muammar Gaddafi will soon be in exile and cautions against any military intervention.
A delay in the lawsuit involving the O’Hare Modernization Program is being hailed by the two U.S. senators from Illinois.
The two U.S. Senators from Illinois are pressing for federal assistance, in making improvements to Lake Shore Drive following last week’s blizzard.
New U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he believes the symbolic gesture of Democrats and Republicans sitting together at the State of the Union Addresswill carry over into the regular work of Congress.
Freshman U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says bankruptcy should be considered as an option for some states – such as Illinois – looking to get out from under crushing debt.
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. Sen. Mark Kirk threw his support behind the plan to expand O’Hare International Airport on Friday, as Mayor Richard M. Daley called for completing the massive project despite concerns about bond ratings at O’Hare.
Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation were offering words of sympathy and support for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen other people who were shot in a deadly attack in Arizona on Saturday.
New Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has broken with his party to support repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays in the military.
A handful of demonstrators caroled U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s office but so far have no promise of help extending rent subsidies for some 1,000 Chicago families.
The North Shore Republican congressman won a contentious election against Democrat Alexi Giannoulias for President Obama’s old Senate seat.
Republican Mark Kirk is about to become Illinois’ newest U.S. senator.
Durbin says Republican Kirk and his supporters should not worry that his swearing-in is being delayed past the vote on tax cuts.