The latest information on Illinois’ congressional delegation and how Washington politicians will affect your life, including insightful analysis from Sun-Times White House bureau chief Lynn Sweet.

Thomas said he was complying with new guidelines for reporting travel, but he did not include any earlier travel at billionaire Harlan Crow’s expense, including a 2019 trip to Indonesia aboard his yacht.
A judge in Fulton County allowed all related hearings and trials stemming from the investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election to be live streamed and televised.
The Kentucky Republican’s health issues have fueled concern among senators about his ability to lead the party after he twice froze up while speaking in recent weeks.
This could help people whose Medicare drug plans require big copayments. But the main relief will come from part of the Inflation Reduction Act that caps drug spending by Medicare recipients at $2,000 a year starting in 2025.
Top Illinois Democrats are pushing the Biden White House on the issue, saying the move would also address labor shortages in the state and elsewhere. But the effort is complicated and nuanced.
Unions “built the middle class,” the first lady said outside McCormick Place. “And that’s why Joe is fighting for unions, so that workers can fight for what they need: better pay, safer working conditions, flexibility and health care.”
Millions brace for impact as Idalia is projected to come ashore, possibly as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 129 mph. The area hasn’t had a hurricane since 1950.
Attorneys charged with former President Donald Trump in a Georgia election interference case could have a hard time arguing when they may have gone beyond advisory roles.
Mark Meadows’ lawyers argue that his actions around the 2020 election fell within his duties as a federal official.
Wheeler Parker, minister of a suburban Argo church, talks about Emmett Till’s 1955 lynching and brutal murder by white supremacists in Mississippi — and what triggered it.
A host of Black civil rights leaders and a multiracial, interfaith coalition of allies will rally attendees on the same spot where as many as 250,000 gathered in 1963 for what is still considered one of the greatest and most consequential racial justice and equality demonstrations in U.S. history.
Obviously, there is no precedent for prosecuting a former U.S. president alongside enough fellow defendants to field opposing baseball lineups. But Chicago trial attorney Dan K. Webb remembers a Chicago trial with even more defendants.
The reception will provide a venue for the first lady to deliver a White House tribute to organized labor, one of the strongest parts of the Democratic base.
Joseph Pavlik, 65, pleaded guilty to felony counts of civil disorder and entering restricted grounds with a dangerous weapon.
Most migrants must wait 150 days after filing for asylum to apply for a work permit and can’t get that until their application has been pending at least 30 days, often longer.
No American president in history has had his mug shot taken and been assigned an inmate number until now.
Eight of the leading Republican presidential hopefuls sparred in Milwaukee Wednesday in their first debate, sponsored by Fox News.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was the big winner, really helping herself with her toughness and willingness to deal pragmatically with otherwise intractable issues.
Stephen Lee, a 70-year-old Lutheran minister, was charged for his alleged involvement in a scheme to pressure an election worker in 2020. His bond was set at $75,000.
A court filing shows that a Mar-a-Lago technology worker gave prosecutors information that led to a revised indictment against Trump, his valet and a third staffer.
Here’s what you can expect from the GOP’s first debate — not including missing the star of the show, ex-President Donald Trump.
Ed Siskel — nephew of the late Chicago film critic Gene Siskel — is familiar with high-stakes congressional investigations and other politicized probes.
The deal bars Donald Trump, who is again running for president, from intimidating witnesses or victims, including on social media.