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Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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By Erin Carlson

Illinois GOP Urges Quinn to Denounce Supporter's KKK Comments

Illinois GOP Urges Quinn to Denounce Supporter's KKK Comments

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider is calling upon Gov. Pat Quinn to denounce remarks made by a supporter who likened Republicans to the Ku Klux Klan. Read »

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Gutierrez: Cantor's Defeat Won't Kill Immigration Reform

Add Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez to the list of advocates who believe the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor does not mean the end of immigration reform. Read »

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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By Staff Report

House Ethics Committee Again Extends Review of Gutierrez

House Ethics Committee Again Extends Review of Gutierrez

The House Ethics Committee has voted to extend its review of payments made by Congressman Luis Gutierrez to a former staffer and lobbyist who worked on staff training in his office. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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By Phil Rogers

Ethics Committee Extends Review of Rep. Gutierrez

Congressman Luis Gutierrez confirmed Thursday he is the target of a review by the House Ethics Committee for payments to a former staffer and lobbyist who worked on staff training in his office. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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By associated press

Gutiérrez, Schakowsky Arrested at Immigration Rally

Lawmakers taken into custody while protesting lack of action on immigration reform. Read »

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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By Edward McClelland

The Richest Congressional District in Illinois

The Richest Congressional District in Illinois

A new Census Bureau widget features demographic information by congressional district. Read »

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Paul Ryan: Boston Bombings Shouldn't Delay Immigration Reform

Former Vice Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on Monday urged his colleagues in Congress to not let last week's attack in Boston derail their efforts for comprehensive immigration reform. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Gutierrez to Republicans: Take Note

Gutierrez to Republicans: Take Note

Fourth District congressman also warned Democrats not to take their votes for granted and urged both parties to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Read »

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Luis V. Gutierrez

Luis V. Gutierrez

Luis V. Gutierrez is Democratic Party Candidate for the Fourth Congressional District of Illinois Read »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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By Phil Rogers

Gutierrez: Time for JJJ to Come Clean

Add. Rep. Luis Gutierrez to the list of lawmakers wanting more information as to what's ailing Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and when he might return to service. Read »

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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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