Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, by failing to pass expanded background checks for gun sales, Congress has let politics has get in the way of what should be elected officials’ first priority: protecting the public.
A day after a gun trafficking law named after slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton made its way to the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he believes it has the best chance of becoming law out of all the gun control proposals being considered on Capitol Hill.
Several Chicagoans who have lost children to gun violence were in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a congressional hearing on how to balance new gun laws against the constitutional rights of gun owners.
A day before he returns to Congress, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the stroke he suffered last January “was a gift from God,” because of the people he’s met during his rehabilitation, and “the inner faith that I developed.”
It has been nearly a year since U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk suffered a major stroke. This week, Kirk will finally head back to the Senate, and get back to work.
Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate’s front door this week — a walk that’s significant not just for Illinois’ junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.
Joe Walsh hosted his final Town Hall meeting in front of a supportive crowd of 200 in Wauconda.
Indiana will get a new look in Washington next year after tea party-favorite Richard Mourdock knocked off six-term incumbent Richard Lugar in the Republican Senate primary and voters in at least three U.S. House districts prepared to elect fresh faces.
Veteran U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, (R-Ind), is facing the biggest challenge of his long career, trailing in the polls heading into Tuesday’s primary.
Road and mass transit construction projects nationwide could begin grinding to a halt next week unless a deadlock over funding is broken in Congress, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is getting impatient.
There is word that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) could soon begin casting votes again as he battles back from his stroke.
New Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has broken with his party to support repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays in the military.
A vote on the “DREAM Act” in the U.S. Senate has been put off because Democrats don’t have the votes to get it passed right now.
The North Shore Republican congressman won a contentious election against Democrat Alexi Giannoulias for President Obama’s old Senate seat.
Republican Mark Kirk is about to become Illinois’ newest U.S. senator.
Sen. Roland Burris’ appointment by a disgraced governor made him an oddity and something of an outcast in Washington.
Republican Mark Kirk won’t join the U.S. Senate in time for the start of the lame duck session, which complicates his pledge to fight any last-minute tax and spending bills.
Senator-elect Mark Kirk thanked voters as they exited their trains at the Ogilvie Transportation Center.
Illinoisans could be up late Tuesday night watching the results of the race to open the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.
A new poll indicates that Republican Mark Kirk has opened up a small lead the U.S. Senate race, but it remains too close to call.
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