Primary concern: 11th Congressional District election preview
The 2014 midterm election season officially kicked off with Tuesday's primaries in Texas.
Aurora mentoring program praised on U.S. House floor
Comparing the program to President Barack Obama's new My Brother's Keeper initiative, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster praised the Boys II Men program on the House floor in Washington, D.C., Thursday.
GOP contests among key Ill. primaries for Congress
The most watched are between Republicans as the party aims to undo a near Democratic sweep of closely contested seats in 2012.
Quinn: New lab will be cradle of innovation
The institute will use $70 million in Defense Department funding and $250 million from other public and private sources to bring a number of universities and dozens of companies together as research partners.
Balkema criticizes Foster's support for cutting Medicare Advantage
"Billions of Medicare Advantage dollars are being siphoned away from seniors to pay for Obamacare.
Will Democrats take Republican ballots March 18?
The compelling Republican primary race for governor continues to dwarf anything happening on the Democratic ballot on March 18, so the question naturally arises whether Democrats might take a break from their own party, pull a Republican ballot and get in on the GOP action.
Endorsements: Senger for GOP nomination for Congress, 11th District
A hotly contested race is under way for the Republican nomination to take on incumbent Democrat Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District.
Republican congressional candidate Bert Miller releases jobs plan
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Balkema: Obamacare should be repealed, is destructive to full-time jobs
Chris Balkema, one of five Republicans bidding for the 11th CD nomination, called for Obamacare to be repealed, saying the health care program is "is destructive to full-time jobs" and "will create a welfare-like culture," based on the most recent non-partisan Congressional Budget Office report about President Obama's 2300 page legislation.
Mike Riopell Foster: Stop cutting heroin addiction help
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Naperville Democrat, took to the House floor this week to criticize cuts to federal money used to fight heroin abuse, in the same week that award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an apparent overdose.