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The Illinois attorney general’s office is investigating a complaint related to Connect Transit and whether it’s violating state accessibility laws.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Wednesday that new sexual harassment policies at McDonald’s don’t go far enough because franchise locations are not required to follow them.

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President Trump announced Tuesday that he has decided to exit a 2015 multinational agreement in which Iran agreed to limit its production of nuclear weapons material.

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Illinois Democrats and Republicans sat in the same chamber listening to President Donald Trump's State of the Union on Tuesday night, but they came away hearing different messages. 

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The Trump administration's offer to address the DACA problem of childhood immigrants comes with too steep a price tag for many Democrats.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant.

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President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill passed by Congress on Monday, ending the partial shutdown of the federal government after three days.

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Illinois’ two Democratic U.S. senators took sides in the primary for governor Friday.

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Illinois’ Democratic senators on Thursday blasted dueling Republican tax reform bills, saying tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy come at the expense of middle-class taxpayers.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Wednesday she will fight proposed Trump administration cuts to agriculture.

During comments to reporters at the Illinois Farm Bureau in Bloomington, the Illinois Democrat singled out crop insurance as something that needs to be preserved.

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Both U.S. senators from Illinois are criticizing remarks by McLean County Republican Party Chairman Chuck Erickson.

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Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.

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U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth said progressives should not get their hopes up about a single payer healthcare insurance system.

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Congressman Rodney Davis said he is not changing his policy of no Town Hall meetings for the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Faculty had offered to exclude media and give Davis questions ahead of time. The Taylorville Republican said during a stop in Towanda that the invitation was political.


Sen. Tammy Duckworth was one of 50 senators who voted against President Trump's nominee for education secretary Tuesday morning.

Duckworth said she felt DeVos performed “very poorly” during her confirmation hearings, especially when DeVos was asked about laws concerning access for education for all students, regardless of disability.


The Chicago Tribune has endorsed Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth for the U.S. Senate, arguing that incumbent Republican Mark Kirk is unable to fully do the job after recovering from a stroke.

The newspaper said today  that "due to forces beyond his control, Kirk no longer can perform to the fullest the job of a U.S. senator."

Kirk spokesman Kevin Artl called it "a low-blow and cheap shot" that's "not based on fact or reality."

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Some observers have said House Speaker Paul Ryan has the worst of both worlds in saying he will not defend Donald Trump, but not rescinding his endorsement following the controversy over a video tape of Trump advocating sexual assault recorded in 2005.

This leaves Ryan open to criticism from Trump supporters and from Democrats seeking to eliminate the GOP majority.

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The two candidates running for Illinois’s U-S Senate seat are criticizing their own political party’s nominees for president.

Mark Kirk and Tammy Duckworth had their first debate at the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board.

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A published report is questioning the accounts Illinois' top U.S. Senate candidates have given about their whereabouts during the Sept. 11 attacks.

The Chicago Tribune reports  Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has said he was in a meeting with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld when Rumsfeld learned a second plane had hit the twin towers. But Rumsfeld was in a different meeting when he heard about the second attack.

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U. S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth says recent remarks by her Republican opponent are "beyond the pale."

Congresswoman Duckworth, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican U. S. Senator Mark Kirk. Kirk recently said President Obama was acting "like the drug dealer in chief" by authorizing a $400 million payment to Iran.

The Obama administration says it was leverage, as the U-S worked to get American prisoners released.  But Republican critics like Kirk say it's akin to paying ransom. Tuesday, Duckworth and other Democrats called for Kirk to apologize.

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U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's campaign says she raised a record $2.7 million in the most recent quarter for her closely watched bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. 

The Illinois Democrat enters the contest's final months with $5.5 million cash on hand.  Kirk's campaign hasn't released his fundraising totals for the three-month period that ended June 30. 

Democrats see Illinois as one of the party's best opportunities to pick up a seat and potentially retake the Senate in November.