Defying opinion polls that depicted a neck-and-neck contest, Democrat Bill Foster easily defeats Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert in the 11th Congressional District. With nearly all precincts reporting, Foster has almost 58 percent of the vote; Biggert has 42 percent.
Four Republicans from Illinois' congressional delegation showed up in federal court Thursday in Chicago. They're testifying that new district boundaries drawn by Democrats would disenfranchise Republicans.U.S. Rep.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is getting a lot of love from Republicans in Illinois' congressional delegation. Three of them are now backing the former Massachusetts governor.The latest endorsement comes from U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, a freshman lawmaker from Chicago's North Shore suburbs.
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."
Illinois Republicans are reacting to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. Congressman Peter Roskam represents Chicago's western suburbs. He said the president is supporting spending levels that are too high.