News Coverage: Congress


March 21, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

Tammy Duckworth bests Raja Krishamoorthi in 8th Congressional District


Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth won the Democratic nomination for Congress over former state deputy treasurer Raja Krishamoorthi in Chicago's northwest suburbs.

  • Duckworth wins 8th Congressional District Democratic primary [Clout Street]

February 23, 2012 @ 9:01 AM

RTA does about-face, OKs lobbying contract

Chicago Tribune/

In an about-face, the Regional Transportation Authority on Wednesday approved an $850,000 contract to lobby members of Congress for mass transit funding. The RTA gave the go-ahead for a two-year deal with ASGK Public Strategies LLC.

February 15, 2012 @ 7:26 AM

Jackson staff sent campaign emails from congressional addresses


There's a blurring of ethics guidelines at the office of a member of Congress from Illinois. Staff to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., sent election-related messages from their government email accounts, in apparent violation of U.S. House rules. The Chicago Democrat is already under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, in part for allegations he used taxpayer-funded resources in his bid to win a Senate appointment in 2008.

January 26, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

Poll: Duckworth still far ahead in congressional primary


Former Obama Administration Veterans Official Tammy Duckworth still holds a commanding 42-percentage-point lead over her rival Raja Krishnamoorthi in the Democratic primary race for a northwest suburban congressional seat, according to a new campaign poll. 

January 17, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

Rush, Gutierrez rank high in missed votes

Chicago Tribune/

Their absentee records are among worst in U.S. House— U.S. Reps. Bobby Rush and Luis Gutierrez of Chicago have racked up so many absences from the House floor that their voting records are among the worst in Congress.

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