There's still no deal to avoid a federal government shutdown. That's led to amped-up talking points between Democratic and Republican members of Congress, including those from Illinois.Democratic U.S. Sen.
Lawmakers taking the oath of office Wednesday in Washington, D.C., include the five GOP freshmen from Illinois. The state's U.S. House delegation now includes more Republicans than Democrats.With their first votes, U.S. Reps.
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.