U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said lawmakers need to fund disaster relief in order to avert a partial government shutdown.The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a measure that would keep the government running into November.
The prosecution has begun an aggressive cross-examination of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial.Prosecutor Reid Schar asked Blagojevich if he was a convicted liar.
Illinois lawmakers are weighing in on news that U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden.U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Ill., said Monday morning that the death of Osama bin Laden has been a long time coming."