For years, Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) has been trying to get legislation passed that gives local governments in rural Illinois a better shot at disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now the 13th District Congressman said he might finally have his chance.
President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time Tuesday evening at the Capitol. The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs.
Four congressional staffers have told the U.S. House that they've been subpoenaed by the federal court in Springfield, Illinois, where a grand jury is conducting a probe into the spending of former Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL).
As flags unfurl, fireworks explode, and independence celebrated this week, patriotism seems absent from many corporate boardrooms, and an effort to encourage America-first business with roots in west-central Illinois lies dormant since being introduced eight years ago.
One year from this week – on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 – people will vote on all 435 Representatives in Congress, a third of the 100 U.S. Senators, and dozens of governors, and labor is choosing where to use its resources.