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General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

Indiana Elects GOP Governor, Dem Senator; Ryan Keeps Seat In Wisconsin

Illinois’ neighbors to the north and east went in different directions in the presidential race.

11/07/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Audacity Of Harry Reid

How dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumors against Mitt Romney?

08/01/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Harry Reid Dares to Talk About Angry Old White Men

Harry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.

07/18/2012

Supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care Again

Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.

07/11/2012

Penn State (Getty Images)

Sen. Calls For Federal Hearing In Penn St. Case

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Tuesday asked for a hearing into how federal laws apply to the investigation of the child sex-abuse case that has enveloped Penn State University.

670 The Score–11/15/2011

Mark DeRosa #7 of the San Francisco Giants uses smokeless tobacco during warm ups prior to playing the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Senators Urge Baseball To Ban Tobacco

U.S. senators and health officials are taking on a baseball tradition older than the World Series itself: chewing tobacco on the diamond.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Illinois General Assembly

State Lawmakers Return To Finalize Capital Budget

Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield today to approve funding for the state’s capital construction program.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: Construction Jobs, Projects In Jeopardy

Construction projects are in jeopardy and tens of thousands of jobs hang in the balance because state lawmakers failed to approve funding on capital projects, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

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Illinois Bill Would Create Scholarship For Immigrants

Illinois lawmakers are considering a college scholarship program for the children of immigrants, including people in the country illegally.

05/04/2011

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

State Legislators Cancel Sessions Over Snowstorm

The blizzard that is set to clobber Chicago later this week will also sock downstate Illinois, and both houses of the Illinois General Assembly have canceled their sessions as a precaution.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2011

Illinois State Capitol

New State General Assembly Begins Work

Hours after the old Illinois General Assembly voted to raise taxes, a brand-new one began work.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Illinois House Floor

Senate Begins Debate On Major Tax Increase

The Illinois Senate has begun debating a major tax increase as Democratic leaders fight the clock and reluctant lawmakers.

01/11/2011

CTA turnstiles

Ill. Senate Votes To End Free Rides For Seniors

Illinois senior citizens would lose their automatic free rides on public transportation under legislation that has been sent to Gov. Pat Quinn.

01/10/2011

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Ill. Senate President’s Son Pleads Guilty To DUI

Garritt Cullerton was convicted of misdemeanor DUI charges and will pay a fine and go through alcohol-abuse counseling.

01/07/2011

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