NATIONAL -- After more than two years of talks, Congress is one step closer to finalizing a farm bill.
NATIONAL -- President Obama says he has a plan in place to get those who've been unemployed long-term back to work.
NATIONAL -- Many homeowners who lost their long-term unemployment benefits are struggling to pay mortgages.
NATIONAL -- The House Oversight Committee made it clear the President's healthcare system wasn't ready to launch.
NATIONAL -- Congressman John Shimkus (R) was part of a heated hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
CHAMPAIGN -- At a time when trust in Congress has reached an all-time low, an Illinois senator says lawmakers need to come together and compromise.
ILLINOIS -- A candidate for Congress is pushing back against what she called the Republican establishment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hours after praising lawmakers for reaching a deal to end the shutdown, President Obama delivered another message.
SPRINGFIELD -- The crisis is over. Congress agrees to a deal with just an hour to spare.
NATIONAL -- With only two days to go until a possible default, Congress is no closer on a deal to raise the debt ceiling.
Update: 6:06 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Raising the national debt ceiling is the next big hurdle lawmakers will have to tackle.
Update: 1:42 pm, 10/3/13, Thursday NATIONAL -- President Obama went on the offensive Thursday against house republicans.
NATIONAL -- Just hours before the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace opens, the federal government is staring down the barrel of a shutdown.
SPRINGFIELD -- The country could be just days away from a federal government shutdown.
NATIONAL -- Home-buyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
ILLINOIS -- Two democrats are doing what they can to help those receiving food stamps.
SPRINGFIELD -- A state representative hopes to make her mark in Congress.
CHAMPAIGN -- For college students trying to pay off loans, time may be running out.
SPRINGFIELD -- U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) is under investigation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wednesday, all U.S. Representatives in the state of Illinois, with the exception of three Democrats, voted to pass a bill withholding paychecks for members of Congress until a spending plan is approved.
SPRINGFIELD -- The man who will soon be a new congressman is learning the ropes.
CHICAGO -- Rod Blagojevich's former attorney is eying a job in Washington D.C.
SAVOY -- People around the country honored veterans Monday.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Congressman who's retiring to make way for the new 13th District agrees with John Hartman about his impact on the race.
CHAMPAIGN -- Protestors greeted the United States House Speaker with hostility when he showed support for a congressional candidate.
SPRINGFIELD -- Republican leaders take aim at House Speaker Mike Madigan in the fight over pension reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- Farmers are left hanging after the house left session this weekend.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., is back in Washington after being treated for bipolar depression.
ILLINOIS -- We finally know what's ailing a Chicago congressman.
CHICAGO -- Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke out about his son's medical condition Wednesday.
A man who is no stranger to politics wants to replace his former boss in Congress.
A change to the state's eavesdropping law is on today's docket in Springfield.