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Blunt, Shimkus React to House Speaker ResignationLocals refuse to criticize John Boehner's record as Republican leader in Congress
Durbin "Stunned" By Hastert IndictmentU.S. Senator from Illinois reacts to scandal involving former House Speaker from Illinois
Hastert Indictment Offers Few Clues About Alleged MisconductFormer U.S. House Speaker and Yorkville,Ill. teacher indicted for structuring currency transactions.
'Straw Purchases' Contributing To St. Louis Gun ViolenceBoth the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.
McCaskill, Blunt Weigh In On Fiscal Cliff Bill McCaskill admitted the deal "isn't perfect" but said "it achieves what's most important here by protecting middle class families."
Wagner Wins In Second Congressional DistrictWagner cruised to an expected win over Democrat Glenn Koenen after building up a large fundraising advantage in Missouri's 2nd district.
Wagner Wins Missouri's Second District PrimaryWagner was favored in the race which had become overshadowed by the hotly-contested 1st District race as well as the equally contentious Republican Senate primary race.
Battle to Continue Over Transportation Funding “The House Republican transportation bill, which has failed three times to pass, would cut federal aid for highways to Illinois by 15 percent over the next five years.
Renewed Call for Closing Tax LoopholesThe Illinois Public Interest Research Group says closing the loopholes would even the score when it comes to paying taxes.
Illinois Could Lose Millions for Public TransportationIllinois stands to lose $650 million in federal motor fuel tax under a transportation bill that is poised to come up for a vote in the U.S. House this week.
New Congressional Districts Back In CourtThe Missouri Supreme Court earlier this month ordered further legal review of the congressional districts.
Deadline Looming For Illinois Congressional BallotThe deadline to submit paperwork for getting on the primary ballot is 5 p.m. today.
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