SPRINGFIELD | Republicans took over the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday saying 2014 will be the year they break a decade-long Democratic stranglehold on power in state government.
Delivering lectures on taxes others should pay isn't nearly as effective as revising the tax code.
CHICAGO | Days after a stray bullet turned an 11-year-old girl into yet another victim of Chicago's gun violence, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin hailed a new facility designed to help authorities track illegal guns and link them to crimes across the city, state and country.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., relates to students on Monday how he disliked getting shots during a recent hospital stay as he visited the Southland Health Care Forum in Matteson, Ill.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., center, watches CNA instructor Kim Pina, left, help students Deja Williams and Maghann Goodman practice rolling over a patient during his visit Monday to the Southland Health Care Forum in Matteson, Ill., during a fact-finding mission. The nonprofit trains unem…
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers today know Dan Coats as their U.S. senator, but nine years ago his informal title was far more exotic — Sherpa.
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.
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