- Defense officials: Setting up Syrian safe zone difficult Updated: May-06-15 11:49 am
WASHINGTON - Two U.S. defense officials say setting up a humanitarian safe zone for those caught in the crossfire in Syria can be done militarily but would require the Obama administration to shift troops around.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers Updated: Apr-28-15 1:47 am
WASHINGTON - Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill.
- Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground Updated: Apr-27-15 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON - There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.
- Chicago Armenians mark centennial of genocide of 1.5M Updated: Apr-24-15 4:23 pm
CHICAGO - Chicagoans of Armenian descent and others have rallied to commemorate the deaths 100 years ago of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks and to call for U.S. recognition that it was genocide.
- Kirk, Durbin praise Lynch's record after Senate vote Updated: Apr-23-15 6:24 pm
CHICAGO - Both U.S. senators from Illinois are praising Loretta Lynch's record after the Senate confirmed her nomination for U.S. attorney general.
- 5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break Updated: Apr-13-15 10:03 am
WASHINGTON - Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for Medicare treatments.
- $3M federal grant to ease Chicago commuter rail congestion Updated: Apr-12-15 5:05 am
CHICAGO - A $3 million federal grant will help ease congestion that slows Metra commuter trains heading into Chicago's Union Station from the south and southwest.