Aaron Schock
(Aaron Schock)
April 25, 2013

Schock Decides Against Gubernatorial Race

The campaign manager for Republican Aaron Schock says the three-term congressman will seek re-election and forgo a run for Illinois governor.


air plane taking off
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 24, 2013

Lawmakers Critical of FAA Over Furloughs

Republican U.S. Senator Dan Coats of Indiana is criticizing the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers because of the sequester.


Champaign Post Office
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 24, 2013

Legislation Would Name Post Office for Burgess

Illinois’ two U.S. Senators have introduced a measure to name a Campustown post office for the first and only African American to be elected to a county-wide office in Champaign County.


Sen. Donne Trotter
John Smierciak/AP)
April 24, 2013

Sen. Trotter Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge

The attorney for Donne Trotter said Wednesday felony gun charges have been dropped against the Illinois state senator, who was once a contender for the Congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson, Jr.


Frances Herbert, right, and her wife, Takako Ueda, pose for photos with their dog, Little Bear, at their home in Dummerston, Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.
(Matthew Cavanaugh/AP)
April 24, 2013

Gay Rights Groups: Don’t Leave Us Out of Immigration Bills

Some gay rights groups in Illinois are now applying their own political pressure in the fight to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, as they worry a final deal could leave same-sex couples in the lurch.


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