According to a new PPP poll, 40 percent of Illinois voters say they are less likely to support U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in the next election as a result of his vote against extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
Unemployment insurance is not a handout — it's a hand up — for workers who have lost their jobs, stressed U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL, 11) and jobless Illinois residents at a roundtable discussion Friday.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) says he is against physically separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River in an effort to block Asian carp and other invasive species from spreading to the Great Lakes.
A bipartisan bill that would provide unemployment benefits to 1.3 million Americans for the next three months eked past an attempt by Republicans to stop the bill from moving forward. the U.S. Senate today by a 60-37 vote.
The controversial pension reform bill has passed through committee and is now in the state House and Senate as lawmakers prepare to push through a 325-page bill that will overhaul the retirement benefits plan for thousands of public employees.
The U.S. House voted this week to block the Department of the Interior from enforcing regulations on hydraulic fracturing in states that have their own standards for the controversial drilling technique.