The latest information on Illinois’ congressional delegation and how Washington politicians will affect your life, including insightful analysis from Sun-Times White House bureau chief Lynn Sweet.

The 221-212 party-line vote put the entire House Republican conference on record in support of an impeachment process. Biden questions the priorities of the House GOP.
Democrats meet in Chicago in August. Republicans gather in Milwaukee in July, with both events offering thousands of volunteer opportunities.
The charges center on at least $1.4 million in taxes Hunter Biden owed between 2016 and 2019, a period where he struggled with addiction. The back taxes have been paid.
Lawmakers must consider new taxes, combining four regional transit agencies under one board and changing fee structures. The report recommends the state prop up public transit with $1.5 billion.
The federal grant allotted is less than the $873 million the railroad sought and won’t address Amtrak’s wish list of track improvements outside the station.
Cheney said in a Sun-Times interview: “I haven’t made a decision yet about whether I will run (for president). But it’s a decision I’ll make over the next couple of months.”
Henry Kissinger is the only man to have served as secretary of state and national security adviser at the same time. He earned a Nobel Peace Prize but drew heated criticism.
The former first lady had her intimate funeral at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, where she and her husband spent decades welcoming guests and where a wooden cross Jimmy Carter fashioned in his woodshop is displayed.
International pressure for a lasting cease-fire is mounting. An Israeli ground invasion of the south to pursue Hamas will likely bring an escalating cost in Palestinian lives and destruction that the United States, Israel’s main ally, could be unwilling to bear.
For years, postal police patrolled the streets alongside letter carriers, protecting them and making arrests. But since 2020, postal police have been confined to USPS property as the number of thefts and attacks have risen.
“She just quietly went about the business of trying to make the world a better place,” said Elizabeth Laudig, who drove 12 hours from Dallas to pay her respects. “She was not a showy or extravagant first lady, but she was humble, you know, kind, hardworking, and got things done for people because she cared about people.”
Their partnership began as a small-town love story, then over 77 years of marriage led them to the Georgia governor’s office in 1970 and the White House in 1976. After that, it propelled the Carters through four decades as global humanitarians.
So many riders are hitting the rails that the railroad has added trains and extra cabs to them, Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner says.
About 15,000 members of the media are expected at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Aug. 19-22.
Calumet City Mayor Thaddeus Jones said, “You have to understand how devastating the Sept. 17 flooding was…some residents have lost everything in the house.”
Our conversation on the ‘At the Table’ show was pegged to the publication of Kinzinger’s memoir, ‘Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty in our Divided Country.’
Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, was not at the cottage in Gordon Beach in southwest Michigan. He thanked law enforcement for its handling of the incident.
The syndicated financial columnist wants to get Social Security to end its practice of halting benefits in overpayment disputes. And that’s just a start.
Calling them ‘envoys of friendship between the Chinese and American peoples,’ President Xi Jinping of China signals that more pandas would be sent to the U.S.
President Joe Biden said that talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping yielded an agreement on curbing production of fentanyl and opening military-to-military communications.
Chicago native Rachel Goldberg, whose son Hersh Goldberg-Polin is held by Hamas, spoke at the rally: “We hostage families have lived the last 39 days in slow motion torment.”
The new rules leave compliance up to each justice. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor have been under scrutiny for gifts, benefits, travel received from outside sources.