Illinois will find out Tuesday if, as expected, the state will lose a seat in the U.S. House. U.S. Census officials will release population numbers.The 435 seats in the House are split up among the states every ten years using Census data.
The bill to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The plan would allow gays to serve openly in the military.Illinois Representative Judy Biggert was one of only 15 Republicans in the House to vote in favor of the repeal.
After a highly contested race in suburban Chicago’s 10th congressional district, small business owner Robert Dold defeated Democrat Dan Seals. It was Seals’ third attempt to win the seat. Dold, who lives in Kenilworth, is the part owner in a family pest control business.
Republican businessman Robert Dold has won the state's only open congressional seat by narrowly defeating three-time Democratic candidate Dan Seals.With 94 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday, Dold had 51 percent of the votes, compared with Seals' 49 percent.