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Mark Kirk's 'Bro With No Ho' Gaffe Latest MisstepSen. Mark Kirk's derogatory word for a woman has ignited a political firestorm, and despite his apology, the issue isn't going away.
Sen. Harry Reid's Exit Sets Off Leadership Scramble For Durbin, SchumerA very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.
Tammy Duckworth Formally Announces U.S. Senate RunDemocratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth has formally announced she is running for the U.S. Senate.
Duckworth Will Launch U.S. Senate Bid Next Week: ReportDemocrat Tammy Duckworth is raising money and tells supporters in letters she knows in her "gut" she can unseat Republican Mark Kirk, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Durbin Predicts Senate Floor Battle Over ImmigrationLast week, Senate Democrats were able to fend off a Republican attempt to force the Obama administration to stop delaying deportations - a practice known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Kirk Expects Major Changes With Republican Control Of SenateSenator Mark Kirk says some major changes are now coming with the Republican legislative sweep in the fields of oil, health and immigration, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Dick Durbin Wins Fourth Term, Defeating Jim OberweisU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has been elected to his fourth term, defeating GOP businessman Jim Oberweis.
U.S. Senate Race: Oberweis Trying To Paint Durbin As 'Career Politician'How long in public office is too long? That's a key question being asked by Republican Jim Oberweis. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Schneider: Lack Of Immigration Reform Holding Back EconomyA year after the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform plan, North Shore Congressman Brad Schneider said it’s unfortunate the bill remains stalled in the House.
Republican Oberweis Will Face Durbin In U.S. Senate RaceJim Oberweis, an entrepreneur, dairy owner and state senator from Sugar Grove, was considered a lock to wrest the GOP nomination from Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax, though the race was tighter than expected Tuesday.
Senate Hopeful Slams Rival Oberweis For Florida TripOne of the two Republicans vying to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the fall is taking issue with his opponent being on vacation in Florida less than a week before the primary election.
Senate Confirms Fardon As Chicago Area's U.S. AttorneyThe U.S. Senate confirmed Zachary Fardon as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois late Wednesday, filling the vacancy created when Patrick Fitzgerald stepped down, the Sun-Times is reporting.
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