Employees at Thomson Federal Prison will soon have added incentive to remain on the job.
The Federal Office of Personnel and Management approved a 25% retention pay increase for all officers and staff at USP Thomson in an effort to keep the prison from losing employees.
U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth, Dick Durbin and Jon Ossoff made their priorities clear when discussing the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan this week in Springfield.
It may have been Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair, but it was still infrastructure week as Illinois elected officials, at separate events across town, offered diverging views Tuesday on federal legislation that has emerged over the past few months.
Thomson Federal Prison has been cleared to hire its own correctional officers, allowing it to address its worker shortage.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is backing Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia’s bid for Illinois secretary of state, a powerhouse endorsement from a fellow Democrat who herself is running statewide for reelection in 2022.
Illinois U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, and Illinois U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos announced Wednesday $8,570,000 in federal funding to the Quad Cities International Airport.
Acolytes of Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, who the New York Times once described as “a sort of patron saint of whistleblowers,” lau…
Apple pies and containers of rice and beans were hand delivered to the Springfield offices of U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Darin LaHood Friday ahead of Independence Day. A diverse group wanted to send a message as it asked the legislators to support the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021.
Staffing shortages have put the United States Penitentiary (USP) Thomson in crisis mode, leading to exhaustion and low morale among correction…
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.”