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Obama Bemoans Desperation of People Out Of Work

Posted: 12/03/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a jobs forum he hosted at the White House generated many useful ideas for jump-starting job creation, some of which can be put into action "immediately" by his administration.

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Obama Approval Rating In Wis. Holds Steady

Posted: 12/03/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama's approval rating in Wisconsin is holding steady, while anger at Congress is subsiding.

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Durbin: Thomson In Running For Gitmo Detainees

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Posted: 12/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Dick Durbin says a nearly empty state prison in Illinois appears to be the leading facility in the running to become the new home for Guantanamo Bay detainees.

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Stephenson County Budget Approved

Posted: 11/30/2009 - The Stephenson County Board has approved the 2010 budget, and the sheriff's department is taking a major hit.

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Winnebago County Board Member Search

Updated: 06/01/2010 - The search is on to fill a board vacancy on the Winnebago County Board. Nominations for appointment are now being accepted.

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Ethics Committee: No Punishment For Burris

Posted: 11/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate ethics committee on Friday admonished Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., for making "inconsistent, misleading or incomplete" statements about the circumstances surrounding his appointment to the seat once held by Barack Obama. The committee didn't recommend any punishment.

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AP Sources: Long-Term Care In Senate Health Bill

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Posted: 11/17/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic officials say the Senate health care bill is likely to include a new long-term care insurance program to help disabled people and the elderly stay in their homes.

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Obama To Visit Pennsylvania After Jobs Forum

Posted: 11/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will travel to Pennsylvania and other states next month after hosting a White House forum on creating jobs.

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Durbin, Quinn Support Back Illinois Terror Prison

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Posted: 11/16/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says if a prison in northwest Illinois is used to house Guantanamo Bay detainees it would be the safest prison in America.

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Alexi, Just Take a Position on Thomson Already

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Posted: 11/16/2009 - CHICAGO – Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady repeated his call for Democrat Alexi Giannoulias to take a position on the biggest homeland security question to face the State of Illinois since September 11th.

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Feds Ignored Medicare Scam Warnings For Years

Posted: 11/13/2009 - MIAMI (AP) -- The federal agency that is supposed to prevent Medicare fraud repeatedly ignored internal watchdog warnings about swindlers stealing millions of dollars over three years.

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Davis To Run Again For Congress

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Posted: 11/09/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Congressman Danny Davis has officially decided that he'll seek another term representing the 7th District instead of running for Cook County Board president.

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GAO: Full Recoup of Gov't Auto Investment Unlikely

Posted: 11/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government investigators say the U.S. government is unlikely to recover all of its investment in General Motors or Chrysler because the companies' value would need to "grow substantially above what they have been in the past."

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Obama: Private, Public Sectors Must Create Jobs

Posted: 11/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the public and private sectors must find more ways to create jobs to continue the nation's climb out of an economic recession.

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Burris Stops In Chicago For Health-care Speech

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Posted: 11/02/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris plans to use a stop in Chicago to outline his position on proposed changes to the way health care is provided in America.

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House Leader Applauds Reid Public Option Move

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Posted: 10/27/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says House leaders are pleased that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is including government-sponsored insurance in the Senate's health care bill.

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Congressman Don Manzullo Seeks 9th Term

Updated: 10/26/2009 - The man who has represented Illinois's 16th district since 1993 is seeking two more years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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