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Health Care Reform: How Illinois Representatives Voted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Lipinski was the only Illinois Democrat to vote against health care reform--but he was not the only Illinois representative to vote "no." Republ...

40 Members Of Congress Reportedly Sleep In Their Capitol Hill Offices

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's going on 10 p.m. when House Democrat Mike Quigley, in track pants and a T-shirt, tosses a flimsy mattress on the floor of his congressional offic...

Rep. John Shimkus To Stay Put During State Of The Union, Walked Out On Obama's Speech In September

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When South Caroline Rep. Joe Wilson shouted at President Obama during his speech before a joint session of Congress in September, it was hard to see p...

John Shimkus On CO2 Pollution: 'Does EPA Propose We Stop Breathing?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. John Shimkus is speaking out against the Environmental Protection Agency's recent action on greenhouse gases. The EPA has...

Shimkus' Obama Walkout Could Create Campaign Problems

NBC Chicago | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When downstate Republican Congressman John Shimkus walked out on the president's health care speech last week, he might have walked into an actual re-...

The Wizards of "No"

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The American people have not consented to the continued control of our lives, environment, and economy that is currently enjoyed by the coal and oil industries.

GOP Reps. Schock, Shimkus Dismiss Obama Birthers' Claims

State Journal-Register | Bernard Schoenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Freshman U.S. Rep. AARON SCHOCK, R-Peoria, recently received some national exposure he probably could have done without. (via)...

John Shimkus: 'Corporate Titans Are My Friends'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, conservative extremist Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) engaged in a one-man debate whether corporate America is good or evil. The Republican Party's a...

Jason Linkins

Rep. Shimkus: Carbon Emissions Are Really "Plant Food" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not to get depressing on a Monday, but people who hope that our government will be the engine of important and needed societal change would do well to...

Impolite or Not, Congress Twittered While Obama Spoke

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Herzog

About half a dozen members of Congress (from both political parties) thumbed their iPhones and BlackBerries and twittered while President Obama spoke about the economy and technology.

Illinois Representatives Weigh-In On Bailout Votes

AP | Dennis Conrad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON - Unlike every other House member, Rep. Jerry Weller will never be blamed for voting the wrong way on the rejected $700 billion bailout bil...

Local GOP Reps Blasted For Bailout Votes

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Five Illinois Republicans who helped defeat the Bush administration's financial rescue bill are under pressure by the National Assn. of Manufacturers ...

2006 Illinois CD-19 General Election:
Shimkus (R-i) vs Stover (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

IL-19: Shimkus vs Stover

See Who's Beating Up On Google Now

Portfolio | Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What do Cliff Stearns, John Shimkus, and Fred Upton have in common? They're all members of the House telecommunications subcommittee, and they've eac...