Some Illinois lawmakers are weighing in on the fight over President Barack Obama's jobs bill.Last week, a piece of the bill that would have funneled millions to state and local governments to help them avoid teacher and firefighter layoffs did not get the support it needed to pass the U.S. Senate.
Some Illinois lawmakers are reacting to President Barack Obama's announcement that he'll withdraw all US troops from Iraq by the end of this year.Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said the United States has made a great sacrifice in the Iraq war.
During a press conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama reminded Congress, and the country, that it was time to “seize this moment” and to “seize it soon.” This spring, the Treasury Department warned that if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling by August 2nd, the United States could default
Some federal officials in Illinois are renewing calls for stricter regulations of for-profit colleges. For-profit colleges like Everest advertise heavily on TV.COMMERCIAL: You keep procrastinating. Over and over. Well maybe I'll go to school next year or maybe next semester. No.
Illinois' two U.S. Senators are looking into the safety of Lake Shore Drive. That follows last week's blizzard, which forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their vehicles there.Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk are trying to coordinate efforts between different government agencies.