CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have joined labor unions and workers to push for raising the minimum wage.
The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.
WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.
INDIANAPOLIS | If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate following this year's elections, expect a fierce intraparty battle over whether to punish Democrats for enacting Senate rules changes that largely have sidelined the chamber's minority party.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is traveling to Ukraine and Israel this week for meetings with government leaders and military personnel in both nations.
Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.
“The stories are in these faces,” I said out loud while walking through the Historic Pullman Foundation Visitors Center. Looking at the historic images of the proud Pullman Porters and mustached Hotel Florence workers and guests, I saw stories waiting to be told.
U.S. Sen. Dick Dubrin, left, and Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau President/CEO Jim Garrett at the Historic Pullman Foundation Visitors Center in Chicago after the Jan. 24 announcement of the Pullman National Historical Park Act.
CHICAGO | On Capitol Hill, where the partisan divide runs so deep it has shut down the government, it can be unusual for members of opposing parties to publicly join together for much of anything — much less birthday cake.
Current tariffs prevent China, India and other countries from dumping hot-rolled steel in the United States, and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators hope to keep it that way.
There's a lot riding on the immigration reform proposals now before Congress, and not just for immigrants.
LANSING | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, and U.S. Representative Robin Kelly, D-IL, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, has made a $123,287 investment in the Lansing Fire Department in Lansing, Illinois. Today’s funding wil…
When U.S. Steel Chairman and CEO John Surma said the nation must invest more in its infrastructure, he was right on target. Spending on infrastructure creates jobs immediately and lays the foundation for future private sector growth.
As much as I try to connect the dots on major issues, sometimes those dots seem to connect themselves. That has been happening on illegal immigration lately.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana and Illinois lawmakers reacted along party lines Friday to President Barack Obama's decision to halt deportations and provide work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the country at a young age.
Cross your fingers for the federal transportation bill now before a congressional conference committee. If the negotiations collapse, it would reinforce Americans' already intense disgust with Congress.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state would lose $165 million a year starting in 2020 if a proposal to eliminate Indiana's inheritance tax becomes law, but a top Senate Republican has a plan to replace that revenue.
INDIANAPOLIS | A powerful state senator wants Indiana's Congressional delegation to support legislation applying the state's 7 percent sales tax to Internet purchases.
Powerful state senator Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, wants Indiana's Congressional delegation to support legislation applying the state's 7-percent sales tax to Internet purchases.
President Barack Obama has made some bold moves -- and like them or not, they're bold -- that might have ramifications in Indiana next year.
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