State of the Union

Both Parties In Illinois React To Obama's State Of The Union

Jan 21, 2015
Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Reactions came quickly from both sides of the aisle after last night’s State of the Union speech. 

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin applauded President Obama’s challenge to Congress to pass specific economic proposals. Durbin says ideas like two free years of community college are hard to vote against. 

Durbin also raised questions about GOP priorities in the new Congress, such as the Keystone XL pipeline. Instead, he says Congress should address shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund.

Tomorrow night, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address. We anticipate that income inequality, immigration and education will be among the key topics included in his speech. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state has been tapped to deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday.

Kinzinger And Bustos React To State Of The Union

Feb 13, 2013

Many members of Illinois' Congressional delegation offered their thoughts on last night's State of the Union speech. 16th District Republican Adam Kinzinger held a conference call with reporters. 17th District Democrat Cheri Bustos issued a statement immediately following the address.

President's State-of-the-Union Address

Jan 23, 2012

On Tuesday evening, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address.  Facing into an election year, the President is expected to continue pushing Congress on his economic agenda.  The GOP response will be given by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.  WNIJ will have live coverage of the President's address, beginning at 8pm.  NPR's Melissa Block will host.  She'll be joined in the studio by NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.