- Durbin meets with officials in Haiti to talk US assistance Updated: Jun-29-15 7:44 am
CHICAGO - The office of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says he has met with officials in Haiti to discuss the status of U.S. assistance programs more than five years after an earthquake killed thousands.
- Durbin, Emanuel applaud gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-26-15 11:26 am
CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are among public officials applauding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry anywhere in the nation.
- The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' Updated: Jun-25-15 11:50 am
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)
- Illinois legislators want to expand Lincoln heritage area Updated: Jun-25-15 8:14 am
WASHINGTON - Members of Illinois' congressional delegation want an expansion of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area that would include all the sites of his famed debates with Stephen Douglas.
- Senate resolution congratulates Chicago Blackhawks Updated: Jun-17-15 2:16 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois' U.S. senators are on opposite sides of the aisle, but they have joined to congratulate the Chicago Blackhawks.
- Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy Updated: Jun-16-15 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban against torturing detainees and moved ahead on a more than $600 billion defense policy bill that is entangled in a broader fight in Congress about caps on Pentagon and non-military spending.
- AP News Guide: Next steps after Hastert's arraignment Updated: Jun-09-15 6:49 pm
CHICAGO - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's brief appearance in federal court Tuesday did little to answer a long list of legal questions about the case against him, and even created some new ones.
- Showdown begins in Senate over defense spending Updated: Jun-09-15 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON - A Senate panel approved a $575.9 billion defense spending bill on Tuesday, but its fate is uncertain as lawmakers argue over spending caps.