U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh

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

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)

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)

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

The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunman opened fire on movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve people were killed and more than 50 others injured. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Quigley: It’s Time For Congress To Debate Gun Control

With the Colorodo movie theater shooting massacre still fresh on the minds of the public and elected officials, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) was urging lawmakers on Tuesday to have a serious discussion about possible new gun control laws.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

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

US Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Local Congressmen Discuss Committee Vote To Find Holder In Contempt

Two Chicago area Congressmen sit on the committee that voted to find U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. One voted in favor of the contempt citation, while the other against it.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

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)

Race Between Duckworth, Walsh Expected To Be Heated Campaign

In the 8th Congressional District – in the northern suburbs in Lake, McHenry and Cook counties – promises to have one of the most watched races of the 2012 Congressional elections.

CBS 2–03/21/2012

A Woman Works On Her Laptop In A Cafe. (AP Photo)

Several Illinois Lawmakers Opposing SOPA, PIPA Bills

Several members of Illinois’ congressional delegation has come out in opposition to two anti-piracy bills – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) – which are losing support from many members of Congress.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Congressman Joe Walsh

Congressman Joe Walsh To Run In 8th District In 2012

Tea Party star U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) says he will run for reelection next year in the redrawn 8th District, rather than end up in a primary fight against a fellow Republican.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: It’s OK For Rep. Walsh To Boycott Obama Speech

After weighing U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s brazen boycott of President Obama’s jobs speech Thursday, CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says the gesture is consistent with American dissent.

09/08/2011