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Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at a World War II Memorial ceremony in March. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth Announces She’s Pregnant

Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth – an Iraq War veteran and a double amputee – has announced that she’s pregnant.

09/01/2014

Brandon Meyers (Supplied to CBS)

Honoring Son Lost To PTSD Suicide, Marine’s Mom Finds Her Purpose

CHICAGO (CBS) — One shot in the head. After two tours in Iraq, it took only one bullet to end a proud Marine’s life and to break a mother’s heart. Brandon Meyers of Plainfield, IL […]

08/07/2014

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Suburban Students Propose Their Own Immigration Reform Plan

After 2nd graders from Riley Elementary in Arlington Heights recited facts about the history of immigration in the U.S., some 7th graders took the stage at London Middle School in Wheeling to outline their proposals before their peers and politicians.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jackson Jr.’s Colleagues In Congress Add To Pressure For Answers

Several members of Illinois’s congressional delegation have joined the growing chorus of voices pressuring U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) to speak out about his ongoing medical and legal troubles.

CBS 2–11/15/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Duckworth Defeats Rep. Walsh In 8th Congressional

Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth has ousted Tea Party-backed Congressman Joe Walsh from the 8th Congressional District.

11/06/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Walsh Slams Duckworth Over Firing Of VA Workers; Duckworth Defends Record

Five days before the election, Republican Congressman Joe Walsh said his Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth, needs to come clean about her treatment of two state workers when she headed the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. But Duckworth said she is “disgusted” that Walsh has been trying to use veterans’ issues for political gain.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2012

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Democratic House Candidates Urge Voters To Cast Ballots Early

Democrats in the northwest suburbs are trying to prod more voters into casting ballots early, even though there are already many in line.

10/27/2012

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (left) and his son Joe Walsh Jr. (right) discuss a campaign ad run by the Republican congressman's Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth, accusing him of being a deadbeat dad for failing to pay child support. Walsh has said a lawsuit filed against him for delinquent child support payments was dismissed after he and his wife resolved the matter. Walsh and his ex-wife issued a statement in April that he is not and never was a “deadbeat dad.”

Walsh’s Son Defends Father, Asks Duckworth To Pull ‘Deadbeat Joe’ Ad

Republican Congressman Joe Walsh’s son on Tuesday pleaded with his father’s Democratic challenger, Tammy Duckworth, to pull campaign ads accusing his father of being a deadbeat dad, calling the ads “hurtful” and “untrue.”

CBS Chicago–10/23/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Embattled Walsh Modifies No-Exceptions Stance On Abortion

Congressman Joe Walsh receded from controversial comments he made after a debate this week, that abortions are never necessary to save the life of a mother because of medical advances.

10/19/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Duckworth Raises Issue With SuperPAC

Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth is trying to raise questions about who exactly is behind a SuperPAC she says has raised nearly $2 million for her opponent, Congressman Joe Walsh.

10/17/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Duckworth Slams Walsh For Voting Against Federal Transportation Bill

Democratic Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth is hoping federally funded road construction projects — and some suburban mayors who might not support her — can help her score some points against Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Walsh, Duckworth Turn Up The Heat In Congressional Race

As CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports, Congressman Joe Walsh and challenger Tammy Duckworth are pulling out all the stops.

10/11/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Duckworth, Walsh Face Off At Heated Debate

A third debate between candidates in one of the most-watched congressional races devolved into name calling as Republican Congressman Joe Walsh labeled Democrat Tammy Duckworth a “failed bureaucrat” and she called him a tea party servant.

10/09/2012

Congressman Joe Walsh

Walsh: Arrest In Car Bomb Plot Proves My Point About ‘Radical Islam’

Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said Tuesday that the recent arrest of a Muslim teenager from Hillside for allegedly plotting to detonate a car bomb outside a downtown bar proves his point about radical Islam is a real threat that exists in the Chicago suburbs.

WBBM Newsradio–09/18/2012

Tammy Duckworth. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Duckworth Assures Business Community She’s On Their Side

Suburban Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth is assure the business community that she is ready to respond to their needs.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2012

First lady Michelle Obama speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Illinois Takes Center Stage At Democratic Convention

It was Illinois night at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, as familiar faces from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Gov. Pat Quinn to First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage to speak to the crowd, as Illinois’ delegates sat front row.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn, Emanuel To Address Democratic National Convention On Opening Night

One might call it Illinois Day at Democratic National Convention as officials prepare for opening night Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Walsh Not Apologizing For Comments About Duckworth’s Military Service

Republican Congressman Joe Walsh isn’t apologizing for his statement that Democratic rival Tammy Duckworth seems to talk too much about her military service record.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

Musician Joe Walsh, Rep. Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh The Rock Legend Endorses Congressman Joe Walsh’s Opponent

Eagles guitarist and rock legend Joe Walsh is taking sides in the Illinois 8th Congressional District race – and he’s not throwing his support to the Congressman who shares his name.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Rep. Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh Defends His Comments About Minorities, Government Aid

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is taking heat for some comments he made at a recent town hall meeting in Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

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