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.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' online sales tax law soon may go national.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The clock is ticking for Illinois officials to avoid a potential mid-May cutoff in federal unemployment benefits for 32,000 out-of-work Illinoisans.
SPRINGFIELD | The state's unemployment rate may be dropping, but federal funding for job training is dropping faster.
The most vocal supporter of a proposed south suburban airport near Peotone is publicly opposing a former colleague's apparent bid to be named head of the state's transportation department.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' two U.S. senators and a couple of congressmen are pledging to rid the Great Lakes of pollution and promising hefty fines to municipalities that dump sewage in the source of drinking water for 30 million people.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Get ready for more track upgrades on the Amtrak line running through central Illinois.
There are people who do not often appear on our public radar screen. We might know them personally without knowing something vital about their lives.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., might be thwarted in his climb up the Senate's Democratic power ladder.
The elementary school lessons on Thanksgiving invariably include the story of how the Indians taught the hapless Pilgrims how to grow corn, and the Pilgrims showed thanks to the Indians as well as God by indulging in a huge feast and inviting the natives. It's a fitting way to introduce a di…
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