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.
Three Lawmakers Call For New O'Hare Noise Hearings, StudyThree Congress members from Illinois were demanding new public hearings on jet noise at O’Hare International Airport, in the wake of a report the FAA provided inaccurate data before hearings held nine years ago before the project to overhaul the airport’s runways.
After Visit To Ukraine, Quigley Urges Caution From White HouseAfter returning from a visit to Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) said the smallest spark could push the nation into war with Russia.
Blackhawks Donate Floor Hockey Equipment To 28 Chicago Elementary Schools Fourth graders at a North Side elementary school got some floor hockey equipment today - a gift of the Chicago Blackhawks - and Hall of Famer Denis Savard was there to show the students how it's done.
Illinois Lawmakers Divided On Military Intervention In SyriaIllinois lawmakers in Washington are having a hard time making up their minds about the Obama Administration’s proposal to strike out at Syria. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Gay Couples Tie The Knot At Market Days Fest To Support Same-Sex MarriageThe Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago has been offering faux weddings for anyone who wants to stop by their tent at Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, and get fake-hitched.
Buzzfeed Declares Quigley 'Congressman YOLO'Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) is certainly one of the more social media-savvy lawmakers in Washington; so much so, that one website has declared him "The Most YOLO Congressman On Facebook."
With Inauguration Over, Obama Administration Returns To WorkThe focus returned to hot button issues like gun control, for which U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been pushing hard. Some Democrats in Congress have been hoping for compromise on at least part of their agenda.
Jackson's Colleagues: Congressman's Resignation 'Sad Day For America'Many political leaders in Chicago were saying it’s a sad day to learn U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress.