Ald. Pat Dowell Announces Run To Succeed Bobby Rush In Congress; Drops Out Of Race For Illinois Secretary Of StateDowell, who chairs the City Council Budget Committee, is the first candidate to announce plans to run for Rush's seat since he announced Tuesday he would not seek a 16th term in office.
Congressman Bobby Rush Won't Run For 16th Term; 'I Have A Higher Calling'“In some sense, it’s not a new beginning. In some sense, it’s another layer. In some sense, the spirit of the Black Panther Party still is alive and well in me. Serving the people, body and soul,” Rush said.
GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger, A Vocal Critic Of Donald Trump, Won't Run For Re-Election; Hints At Bid For Higher Office“I want to make it clear, this isn’t the end of my pollical future, but the beginning," Kinzinger, a Republican from Channahon, said in a video posted on his Twitter feed.
Democratic Illinois Lawmakers Call For Removal Of Postmaster Louis DeJoy Over Ongoing Mail Delays"As we approach the holiday season, unfortunately with the service standards that he is rendering to the American people, he’s going to be delivering a lump of coal,” U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi said of Postmaster Louis DeJoy.
Illinois Democrats Look To Increase Edge With New Congressional MapsDemocrats who control state government released their proposed congressional maps Friday, and lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Springfield to pass the new maps before the end of the month.
Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Won't Seek Reelection Next YearU.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, a five-term Democrat from Moline, announced Friday she will not seek another term in Congress in 2022.
Illinois To Lose Congressional Seat Following 2020 CensusIllinois is losing a seat in Congress, after the U.S. Census Bureau released population data for determining how many seats each state gets on Monday.
Aldermen Condemn Congresswoman Mary Miller For Saying Hitler 'Was Right About One Thing'Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th), one of two Jewish members of the City Council, said Congresswoman Mary Miller “disgraced her office and gravely offended the citizens of the state of Illinois.”
Durbin Sees Little Chance Of Passing Biden Plan For Pathway To Citizenship For Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants"I don't see a means for reaching that," said Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate. "I want it. I think we are much more likely to deal with discrete elements."
Chicago Heights Man Accused Of Threatening Violence At Biden Inauguration; 'We Will Surround The Motherf***ing White House'Louis Capriotti, 45, was arrested near his home Tuesday morning, charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago.
Illinois Congressman Brad Schneider Tests Positive For COVID-19, Slams Republicans Who Refused To Wear Masks During Capitol Attack, LockdownSchneider blasted "the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff."
Kinzinger Becomes First Republican To Demand Trump Be Removed From Office; Joins Illinois Democrats In Call To Invoke 25th Amendment“It’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment and to end this nightmare," Kinzinger said.
Newly Elected Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller Says 'Hitler Was Right On One Thing' At Pro-Trump Rally In D.C.On Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker called Miller's statement "unfathomable and disgusting."
Indiana Sen. Todd Young Will Vote To Certify President-Elect Joe Biden's Electoral College Win; Says 'Congress Must Fulfill Its Role'"I will uphold my Constitutional duty and certify the will of the states as presented. The people voted and the Electoral College voted. Congress must fulfill its role in turn," Young said.
Beaten Congressional Candidate Jim Oberweis Seeks To Overturn Election Defeat By Incumbent Lauren UnderwoodDefeated Republican congressional candidate Jim Oberweis has informed the U.S. House of Representatives he will contest the outcome of his race against Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood.