Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19; 'Please Wear A Mask ... All Of Us Must Do Our Part'Davis said in a statement that a higher than usual temperature reading Wednesday prompted him to get tested, which resulted in a positive diagnosis.
Three Illinois Congressmen Demand Federal Agents Coming To Chicago Coordinate With Mayor, GovernorThe congressmen also want guarantees agents deployed to Chicago will wear uniforms and use clearly marked vehicles.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'“I think they’ve got to listen and invite us into the conversation. Mayors are on the front lines. We’ve been on the front lines through COVID-19. That work continues. We're on the front lines when it comes to police reform and accountability,” she told CNN in a Skype interview.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Pushes Fix For Parents Of Babies Born This Year To Get Stimulus Funds Quicker"This is something that they are entitled to anyway, just don't make them wait 18 months for it," Duckworth told CNN in an interview Friday.
Lawmakers Struggle To Balance Day Job With Raising Kids At Home: 'It's Been Surprisingly Hard'Sen. Tammy Duckworth has forgotten the mute button on a conference call with the Senate Democratic caucus, while coaching her daughter to use the potty.
Public Universities Across Illinois Seek Additional Coronavirus Relief Funding From CongressIllinois' public universities are asking Congress for additional financial relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic, citing an economic impact of more than $21 billion.
Boeing Could Receive Billions From Stimulus PackageThe aerospace giant is among the companies that would qualify for the government-backed loans reserved "for businesses critical to maintaining national security," and the only one that has made it clear that it needs the assistance.
Progressive Challenger Marie Newman Defeats Longtime Congressman Dan Lipinski In 3rd District RematchA member of the Lipinski family has held that seat since 1983.
Jim Oberweis To Face U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, Jeanne Ives To Face U.S. Rep. Sean Casten In Key Congressional RacesAs Democrats seek to maintain their control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November, two freshman Democrats in Illinois will be key to that goal.
Congress Makes Lynching A Federal Crime, 65 Years After TillThe bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were defeated.
Congress Goes On Recess Without Route 66 Preservation FundsRoute 66, also called the "Mother Road," was born in 1926 after the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation's first federal highway system, bringing together existing local and state roads from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.
Lawmakers Will Quiz New FAA Chief Over Review Of Boeing 737 MaxThe head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions next week from a congressional panel about the agency’s review of the Boeing 737 Max, which has been grounded since two crashes that killed 346 people.
Admitted Nazi Arthur Jones Running For Congress Again In Bid To Challenge Rep. Dan LipinskiUnlike his previous attempts to defeat Congressman Dan Lipinski, this time Arthur Jones is not the only Republican in the race.
As Public Hearings In Trump Impeachment Probe Begin, Congressman Quigley Says White House Should Let President's Advisors TestifyQuigley said, if the Trump administration truly wanted to hear first-hand evidence in the impeachment inquiry, the White House wouldn’t be blocking any of Trump’s top aides from testifying.
Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky Won't Seek Re-Election In 2020Longtime northwest Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky announced Wednesday he would not seek re-election in 2020, after 35 years in office.