Some Republicans in the General Assembly, including House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, are calling for a criminal investigation into the COVID-19 related deaths at the state-run LaSalle Veterans’ Home.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, says her new book "Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir" is "meant to be a love letter to my country."
Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pressuring President Joe Biden to step up Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in top positions of the administration, saying Tuesday that she will not vote for any future nominees who are white and straight until the situation is addressed to her satisfaction.
Two Democratic senators lashed out Tuesday at the lack of Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in President Joe Biden's Cabinet and even vowed not to support nominations until the White House better promotes diversity — moves that could stymie their own party's administration in filling key posts.
State Sen. Christopher Belt defended his job as superintendent of a local water and sewer district, but declined to describe what he does there when asked on Friday, citing ongoing litigation.
Illinois U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth joined with top Pentagon and senior military officials Thursday in sharply condemning Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson, who decried efforts to accommodate women in the military while “China’s military becomes more masculine.”
Pregnant women in the United States must be given access to COVID-19 vaccines and deserve more safety data collected and distributed, Sen. Tammy Duckworth and 10 other legislators said in a letter sent this week to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky.
The White House waited until the eleventh hour before publicly confirming Sunday that Chicago’s top federal prosecutor will not be forced to resign as originally planned.
Michael Madigan's announcement that he was stepping down as chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party set off another battle for influence among the state’s top elected officials.
After a bipartisan push, the White House will allow U.S. Attorney John Lausch to remain in office until a successor is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, instead of stepping down by Feb. 28 as initially requested by the Biden administration.
U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin continue to push for Springfield's history to receive greater attention.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, one of 10 House Republicans who voted last month to impeach former President Donald Trump, urged members of his party in the U.S. Senate to vote to convict.
Illinois’ two Democratic senators on Tuesday called on President Joe Biden to reconsider removing Chicago’s top federal prosecutor from his post, saying they were not consulted in the matter and that he should remain in office to “conclude sensitive investigations.”
Illinois lawmakers are reacting to impeachment proceedings that began Wednesday against President Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection.
U.S. Senators and Congress members sheltered in place Wednesday after a mob of Trump supporters broke through police barricades and made their…
U.S. Senators and Congress members sheltered in place Wednesday after a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump broke through police barri…
Cases of COVID-19 at the federal penitentiary in Thomson have spiked.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., is sounding the alarm over a United States Postal Service engulfed in political controversy and whether it will…
The city of Rock Island is losing more than $347,000 per month in gaming revenue from the closing of Jumer's Casino and Hotel due to the coron…
A week that ended with the Quad-Cities recording its 10th death in the two counties and 11th a day later, saw Iowa begin to reopen some businesses the next week and Illinois opt to keep its stay at home order in place through the end of May pending a couple of court challenges.
Friday, April 24
A portion of Illinois’ delegation in Washington, D.C., is taking exception to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons moving inmates from the Metropolitan …
The previous week ended with both governors announcing schools would be closed in terms of in-person attendance for the remainder of the school year.
Here’s a recap of local and state coronavirus related news from Friday, April 17 through Friday, April 24: