- Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set Updated: Sep-22-15 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdown in eight days over the dispute - all against a tangled backdrop of presidential politics.
- Cook County commissioner says he won't run for US Senate Updated: Sep-09-15 2:45 pm
CHICAGO - Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin says he won't seek the Democratic nomination for U. S. Senate in 2016.
- US Rep. Duckworth says she will support Iran nuclear deal Updated: Sep-09-15 1:02 pm
CHICAGO - Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth says she'll support the Iran nuclear deal despite "serious concerns" about threats to Israel.
- Suburban Chicago police chief nominated for US Marshal Updated: Sep-08-15 8:19 pm
CHICAGO - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk announced President Barack Obama has nominated a suburban Chicago police chief to become the next United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois.