- The Latest: Obama says 'poisonous' politics a turnoff Updated: Feb-10-16 2:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Springfield, where he is addressing state lawmakers about how the U.S. can "build a better politics" (all times local):
- Democrats vying for US Senate talk up experience, background Updated: Feb-08-16 5:06 pm
CHICAGO - Meeting for the first time this election season, the three Illinois Democrats vying for U.S. Senate worked to distinguish themselves from each other and their GOP rivals Monday, sharing stories of difficult childhoods, business backgrounds and time in the trenches of struggling Chicago neighborhoods.
- Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues Updated: Jan-19-16 6:14 pm
CHICAGO - Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic State group, complete with a map of Syria he brought with him to western Illinois. He pointed out Russian maneuvers and ISIS territory, called for more U.S. air strikes and touted his efforts to keep extremists from entering the U.S. as refugees.