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Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Congressman: FEMA ‘Got Everything Wrong’ In Denying Tornado Aid

A downstate congressman says the federal government “got everything wrong” by denying benefits to tornado-ravaged Harrisburg and surrounding areas.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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Illinois GOP Congressman Pushes For Federal Concealed Carry Law

Members of the Republican Congressional delegation in Illinois hope to get around state lawmakers’ unwillingness to pass concealed carry legislation, by means of federal law.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

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Downstate Congressman Wants To Change Seating Arrangement For Obama Speech

A Republican Illinois congressman is tired of what he calls the toxic environment in Washington, and he wants to begin fixing it during President Barack Obama’s jobs speech Thursday.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011