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Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:48 PM

See How Illinois Reps Voted on GOP Health Care Bill

The Republican health care bill narrowly passed in the House Thursday, delivering...View gallery »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 7:11 PM
By Tom Schuba

Where’s Your Illinois Congressman This Week?

As the 115th Congress breaks this week for its first recess, many Illinois...View gallery »

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM
By Shelby Bremer

Where Illinois Officials Stand on Trump's Immigration Order

Following protests at airports across the country in opposition to President...View gallery »

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 1:34 PM
By Saba Hamid

Daniel William Lipinski

Daniel William Lipinski

Daniel William Lipinski, representative for the 3rd District of Illinois, is running for re-election. Read »

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:17 PM
By Ward Room Staff

Kirk Wants More Private Partnerships for Illinois

The junior senator thinks private dollars are the way to keep America healthy. Read »

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM
By Ward Room Staff

Pol Position: In Which We Humor a Balloon-Obsessed Freakazoid

Pol Position: In Which We Humor a Balloon-Obsessed Freakazoid

Lipinski stands alone, Blago looooves balloons, Clinton created Rahm, more. Read »

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