A group of conservative Republicans in the U.S. House has come out against a debt limit plan proposed by the party's leader, Speaker John Boehner. They include an outspoken freshman from Illinois, Rep. Joe Walsh.
The head of the Republican Party in Illinois says Rod Blagojevich could still be a political issue in the next statewide elections in 2014.Jury selection is underway in the former governor's corruption trial.Pat Brady runs the Illinois Republican Party.
There will be no Republicans on the newly elected Chicago City Council, and a retiring GOP alderman is putting some blame for that on party officials.Alderman is a non-partisan job, but party labels still matter. Ald.
Illinois Republicans say they had a great year at the polls despite state Sen. Bill Brady's loss to Governor Pat Quinn. But some in the GOP say the party would've done better if Brady was not the nominee.State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan is a moderate Republican from Des Plaines.