Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois
In 2012, the former staffer for Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., won the 13th District by a mere 1,002 votes to a perennial Democrat panned by party operatives.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Rauner Says He Will Continue Term Limits Push
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says not having a term limits measure on November's ballot is a temporary setback.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Tom Kacich: Rauner's focus will soon shift to Chicago
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus had words of warning for Edgar County Republicans: Don't expect to see gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in downstate Illinois after Labor Day.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
First Annual "Black Ribbon Day" Commemorates Victims of Communism
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the 1939 Molotv-Ribbentrop Pact, which divided Europe and helped start the Second World War.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Magic City Morning Star
Black Ribbon Day
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation works to pass bipartisan legislation creating a national day of remembrance and educates Congress on horrors of totalitarian ideology WASHINGTON D.C. -- On this year's anniversary of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is commemorating August 23 as Black Ribbon ... (more)
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Local Departments Respond to Military Surplus Program Concerns
Local police and lawmakers are defending a federal program that finds new homes for military equipment with local law enforcement.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Obama fund-raiser highlights Democrats' political imperative
It was a jarring contrast. Minutes after President Obama solemnly spoke about American air strikes and the "difficult days ahead" in Iraq, he headed to a home perched atop a bluff in Martha's Vineyard to charm wealthy donors at a fund-raiser.
Belleville News Democrat
Facebook presenting free workshop for metro-east small businesses
A free workshop will be held Wednesday in Collinsville to help local small business owners learn how Facebook can contribute to their success.
Tiffany McGuffee, Jordan Haverly Tie the Knot
Two Republican press secretaries have tied the knot: Tiffany McGuffee and Jordan Haverly were married on Saturday, Aug. 2nd at the Capitol Hill Club.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Spotlight on green news & views: Methane burps, fossil fools in Illinois, treated toilet water
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
The Washington Post
In the Loop: Panning for gold on the West Coast
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., will be in L.A. starting Friday playing host at the luxury Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Bill banning cruel horse practice stalls
Diana Anshakov of Newark near DeKalb County, with Starfire, stopped showing her Tennessee Walking horses because she did not want to be associated with the practice of soring – purposely injuring a horse's front feet to make it step higher in the show ring.
Belleville News Democrat
Shimkus seeks investigation of federal disaster funds
Republican U.S. Rep. John Shimkus of Collinsville is seeking an investigation into millions in federal funds that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's administration used for an anti-violence program.
Wed Jul 30, 2014