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."
Both U.S. senators from Illinois said they support a spending deal reached late Friday night to avoid a government shutdown. If finalized, this agreement would wrap up weeks of uncertainty for federal employees, including those who work in the Chicago area.
There's still no deal to avoid a federal government shutdown. That's led to amped-up talking points between Democratic and Republican members of Congress, including those from Illinois.Democratic U.S. Sen.
Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is defending the use of nuclear power, despite the problems at nuclear plants in Japan."We are still challenged with the notion of nuclear waste: what we are going to do in terms of the safe deposit and safe storage of that waste.
Some members of Illinois' delegation to Congress are calling for a toned-down political rhetoric after the mass shootings in Arizona over the weekend.Local congressmen are expressing sadness and outrage at the weekend shooting in Arizona that left at least six people dead and wounded 14 others, incl