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Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Durbin, Kirk Support Syrian Action, Schakowsky Unsure

Schakowsky wants more information about the scope and the duration of an attack. Read »

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Illinois Lawmaker Supports Striking McDonald's Workers

Illinois Lawmaker Supports Striking McDonald's Workers

Rep. Jan Schakowsky shows up to support "Fight For 15," a movement to pay fast-food workers $15 an hour. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Jan Schakowsky Endorses Robin Kelly

Jan Schakowsky Endorses Robin Kelly

Kelly adds Schakowsky's endorsement to those of Rep. Danny Davis and Rep. Bobby Rush. Read »

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Jackson Illness Leaves Colleagues Stumped

Jackson Illness Leaves Colleagues Stumped

Sen. Dick Durbin said congressman "will soon have to report on his situation." Read »

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Walsh, Hultgren and Davis Face the Music

Walsh, Hultgren and Davis Face the Music

Americans are more fed up than ever with Congress. Maybe that's why only three Illinois congressmen are holding town halls this month. Read »

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