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.
Illinois Congressmen from both parties joined with Chicago transit officials Monday to criticize a House transportation funding bill that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from roadway and mass transit projects in the state.Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., and Rep.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., said he doesn't expect the president's 2013 budget to be voted on by Congress.President Barack Obama presented his budget Monday, proposing to cut the national deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade in part by ending the George W.
U.S. Rep. Robert Dold, R-Ill., said Monday the President over-stepped by forcing religious institutions to provide birth control for employees.Barack Obama announced a compromise last week that would let certain religious institutions object to providing contraceptives on religious principles.
Candidates for the U.S. House had to file a lot of paperwork over the weekend--third quarter campaign finance reports were due. Recent redistricting could generate a lot of tough primary elections in Illinois this year.
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