$13.2M Grant To Help Illinois Stop Vote Tampering After Russian HackTwo years after Russian operatives successfully hacked into the Illinois State Board of Elections database and viewed information for tens of thousands of voters, Illinois was awarded a $13.2 million grant aimed at stopping vote tampering.
Carson Defends Delay In LGBTQ Homeless ProtectionsLBGTQ advocacy group GLAAD slammed Carson's comments calling them "derogatory myths."
Quigley To Trump: 'Let Diplomacy Take Its Course' Ahead Of Korea TalksCongressman Mike Quigley said he’s encouraged by plans for officials from both North and South Korea to meet next week, and he hopes President Donald Trump will hold off on any provocative tweets aimed at the North’s acerbic dictator.
Some Dems Worry Trump Will Fire Mueller, Pardon Manafort And Others In Russia ProbeU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said the first indictments in the Russia probe are troubling for the nation.
Rep. Quigley Meets Zebra Named After Him At Lincoln Park ZooRep. Mike Quigley met an unusual namesake Monday afternoon—the new zebra at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Critics Slam New Trump Travel Ban As 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing'President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban drew a swift rebuke from opponents of the original ban, who said the new executive order is “nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” which still unfairly targets Muslim immigrants.
Durbin Warns Against Confirmation Hearings Before FBI Vets NomineesSenate confirmation hearings have been scheduled this week for some of the nominees for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet, but Illinois’ senior senator was warning Republicans to slow down.
Local Congress Members Make Statements With State Of The Union Guest SelectionsLocal Congress members seem to be trying to make statements in their selections of guests for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening.
Paris Terror Attacks Prompt Debate About Resettling Syrian RefugeesThe deadly terrorist attacks in Paris have led some to call for blocking Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., while others have called for America to welcome migrants from the war-torn Middle Eastern country with open arms.
Illinois Congressmen Surprised At Speaker Boehner's ResignationMembers of the Illinois congressional delegation said they were as surprised as anyone else when they learned House Speaker John Boehner would be stepping down next month.
Chicago Area Politicians Call For More Money To Implement Positive Train ControlChicago area political leaders are urging Washington to spend more money to increase train safety, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
Congressmen Call On City To Open New O'Hare Noise Complaint LineThe hotline issue emerged after city aviation officials rolled out new numbers showing monthly complaints to it had soared between September, 2013 — the last full month before new flight paths debuted — and July 2014.