Illinois U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello announced today he won't be seeking re-election next year after 23 years in office.In a press conference on Tuesday, the 62-year-old downstate Democrat insisted he never intended to be
Illinois’ redistricting process lurched forward Friday as Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a new map of congressional districts for the 2012 elections. His action is expected to spur lawsuits from groups opposing the map, particularly Republicans.
Not so long ago, when the question was war, the response on Capitol Hill was an automatic blank check.A largely compliant Congress, and presidents and politicians who were fearful of looking "weak on defense" or "unpatriotic," rubber-stamped massive military spending.Funny how 10 years, two $1 trill
Some three dozen Indiana Democrats will be starting their second week living in downstate Urbana Monday. Indiana State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, is one of them. Reardon said contrary to some speculation, she and her Democratic colleagues are not on an extended vacation.