Staffers for Illinois' congressional delegation say demand from voters for tickets to U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration is overwhelming.
Speculation is rife over who would be appointed to fill Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat should the Illinois Democrat be elected president, observers say.
Plans to honor Rosa Parks, a heroine of the civil rights movement, with a statue in the U.S. Capitol have languished because the money wasn't appropriated.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is calling on Illinois officials to move ahead in obtaining land for a proposed third Chicago regional airport near Peotone, Ill.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. unveiled a plan for Illinois' first land-based casino in Lynwood and said he would introduce federal legislation to get the land.
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds announced Tuesday he will try to regain his U.S. House seat from his successor, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill.
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