Illinois has a new U.S. senator. Republican Mark Kirk was sworn in Monday evening by Vice President Joe Biden. After administering the oath of office, Biden embraced Kirk and said, "Congratulations, senator. Welcome."With that, Kirk - a five-term member of the U.S.
Federal dollars are on the way for the design of a new air traffic control tower at O'Hare International Airport. But nothing is in the pipeline for a third airport that's been long-proposed for the Chicago area.Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said the recession has slowed down that discussion.
The Federal Aviation Administration is committing $3.4 million to the design of a new air traffic control tower at O'Hare Airport.U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the grant for the design of a South Air Traffic Control Tower, as part of the O'Hare Modernization Program.
Republicans picked up enough seats in the midterm elections to win back the House. But the Senate is still run by the Democrats. That might make President Obama’s job easier – he’ll face a divided Congress as he tackles future items on his agenda.
It was a huge election night for Republicans across the country. And in Illinois, it was a rebirth of sorts for a state GOP that practically fell into a shallow grave eight years ago.Republicans in this state scored big wins in federal contests - especially - and made gains in state government.