Congress http://northernpublicradio.org en Leaders Make Business Case For Immigration Overhaul http://northernpublicradio.org/post/leaders-make-business-case-immigration-overhaul <p>Leaders from across Illinois are becoming more vocal about their desire for Congress to approve an immigration overhaul. Staying outside of the political debate, mayors and university officials have a common theme in their message: a comprehensive bill would provide a boost to local communities. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:27:57 +0000 Mike Moen 38261 at http://northernpublicradio.org Leaders Make Business Case For Immigration Overhaul Congress Reacts to President's Syria Speech http://northernpublicradio.org/post/congress-reacts-presidents-syria-speech <p>Congress members – like most of the world -- appear to be taking a “wait and see” stance on Syria.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:39:54 +0000 Susan Stephens 35936 at http://northernpublicradio.org Congress Reacts to President's Syria Speech Robin Kelly Wins Big, Replacing Congressman Jackson http://northernpublicradio.org/post/robin-kelly-wins-big-replacing-congressman-jackson <p></p><p>Illinois’ Second Congressional District has a voice again. Democrat Robin Kelly easily beat five opponents in the special election to fill former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s U.S. House seat. The district has been without representation since Jackson resigned in November, shortly after winning re-election, in spite of corruption allegations and an extended leave to deal with bipolar depression.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:18:43 +0000 Susan Stephens 28111 at http://northernpublicradio.org Robin Kelly Wins Big, Replacing Congressman Jackson Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Resigns http://northernpublicradio.org/post/congressman-jesse-jackson-jr-resigns <p>Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. has resigned: a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner confirms he has received Jackson's letter of resignation.</p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:56:29 +0000 Susan Stephens 21725 at http://northernpublicradio.org Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Resigns Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. treated for bipolar disorder http://northernpublicradio.org/post/congressman-jesse-jackson-jr-treated-bipolar-disorder <p>Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is being treated for <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/mcitems/mc5100-mc5199/mc5155-03.pdf">bipolar depression II</a>, according to a news release from the Mayo Clinic.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:18:14 +0000 Susan Stephens 16680 at http://northernpublicradio.org Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. treated for bipolar disorder Dire Predictions Amid Another Looming Fiscal Battle http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dire-predictions-amid-another-looming-fiscal-battle-0 <div class="storylocation linkLocation" id="storytext"><p>There are growing warnings on Capitol Hill that the nation could be rolling toward an end-of-the-year fiscal train wreck.</p><p>&quot;The looming tax hike will be absolutely devastating,&quot; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said.</p><p>&quot;You can call this a fiscal cliff. You can call it &#39;Taxmageddon&#39; as others have done. Whatever you call it, it will be a disaster for the middle class,&quot; Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, added.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 12:29:31 +0000 David Welna 12448 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dire Predictions Amid Another Looming Fiscal Battle Around Illinois – May 21 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/around-illinois-may-21 <ul><li><strong><em>Korean shellfish considered &ldquo;tainted</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>&ldquo;Biondo bill&rdquo; is put on the shelf &ndash; for now</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Rockford Parks police vote yes for union</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Shimkus aide wins 13<sup>th</sup> District ballot spot</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Polish president honors governor, Guard members</em></strong></li></ul><p> Mon, 21 May 2012 15:53:17 +0000 Victor Yehling 12057 at http://northernpublicradio.org 16th District Dems choose Rohl for run against Congressman Kinzinger http://northernpublicradio.org/post/16th-district-dems-choose-rohl-run-against-congressman-kinzinger <p>Democratic leaders in the 16<sup>th</sup> Congressional district have chosen a candidate to run against Republican Adam Kinzinger this fall. A caucus of county party leaders within the district voted to slate Wanda Rohl.</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 07:29:11 +0000 Susan Stephens 11399 at http://northernpublicradio.org 16th District Dems choose Rohl for run against Congressman Kinzinger Northern Illinois makes pitch for piece of federal transportation pie http://northernpublicradio.org/post/northern-illinois-makes-pitch-piece-federal-transportation-pie <p>Leaders from throughout northern Illinois pitched their most important transportation projects to two Congressmen yesterday. Republicans Don Manzullo and Bobby Schilling will recommend priorities for federal transportation funding to Governor Pat Quinn&rsquo;s office.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 09:56:25 +0000 Susan Stephens 11100 at http://northernpublicradio.org Northern Illinois makes pitch for piece of federal transportation pie Citizens' Caucus in DeKalb chooses Rohl to run in the 16th Congressional http://northernpublicradio.org/post/citizens-caucus-dekalb-chooses-rohl-run-16th-congressional <p>A citizens&rsquo; convention has chosen a Democratic candidate to run for Congress in the 16<sup>th</sup> district. But that doesn&rsquo;t necessarily mean their pick will face Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger this fall.</p><p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:03:49 +0000 Susan Stephens 10499 at http://northernpublicradio.org Citizens' Caucus in DeKalb chooses Rohl to run in the 16th Congressional