Michigan Lawmaker Tlaib Set To Be First Muslim Woman Elected To Congress"This is a huge victory for the Arab and Muslim American communities."
Twin Sisters In Opposing Parties Run For Office In Nearby DistrictsIf they both win, the sisters would serve side by side on the board of commissioners.
Next Dem Announcing For Illinois Attorney General: Sen. Kwame RaoulRaoul, an attorney, tells The Associated Press Wednesday that Madigan's departure leaves a big void, but he has the experience and ability to continue her "great work."
Opinion: 'Retroactively Retired', A Laugher Even By Washington StandardsThe demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.
Opinion: The Second Coming Of WDown to the trademark "W", W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.
Congressional Candidate Schneider Has Mixed Feelings About SuperPACsThe Democrat trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) says he has mixed feelings about the role SuperPACs may play in the race.
Senate Leader Wants To Legalize Online PokerAccording to a report, Senate President John Cullerton discussed the idea of making Illinois an Internet gambling hub, suggesting the state could organize a major online poker game and gain worldwide popularity.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. May Face Challenge From Fellow DemA Democratic-controlled remap of Illinois Congressional districts could spur a challenge to incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley talks with his potential challenger.
Durbin: Congress Must Put Taxes On Table To Deal With Debt CrisisAs Wall Street stumbled after Standard and Poors downgraded the nation’s debt, Senator Dick Durbin was saying Democrats and Republicans are going to make some hard choices if they are to get this country’s finances under control.
State Rep. Wants Metra Board ReplacedA northwest suburban legislator wants the Metra board replaced. But the chairman of the commuter rail agency's board said his criticisms are off-base.
Democrats Pull Back Quinn's Pension Borrowing PlanIllinois Senate Democrats bowed to Republican pressure and are not yet calling for a vote on Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to borrow money to pay pensions.
Party Control Of Illinois House At Stake TuesdayHouse GOP leaders sees Republican voters as more enthusiastic than Democrats this fall.