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
Rahm Emanuel says Bill Daley would make be a good pick to replace him on a permanent basis as White House chief of staff. Published reports say President Barack Obama is considering hiring Daley for the position previously held by Emanuel.
The U.S. Senate is expected to take a procedural vote today on a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts. The procedural vote would pave the way for a final vote on the package, possibly this week.Illinois U.S.
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The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the DREAM Act later Thursday. The bill would grant a path to citizenship to young illegal immigrants who go to college or join the military. The Senate's vote comes after the U.S. House of Representatives approved the DREAM Act Wednesday, 216-198.U.S. Sen.