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Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline) said introducing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump isn't a task she relished.

"This is a bad day for our country. This is a bad day for our democracy. And I sure wish we weren't at this point," she said. 

Bustos says neither Democrats nor Republicans came to Washington to impeach the president. She encouraged Americans to read the articles and decide for themselves. 

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) is calling on President Donald Trump to pull down a tweet comparing the House impeachment inquiry to a "lynching." 

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Republican presidential candidate Mark Sanford will make a campaign stop in Peoria on Friday morning.

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U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) is criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria.

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline) said she supports uncovering the truth behind President Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukranian president, but stopped short of supporting a formal impeachment inquiry. 

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is calling on the House of Representatives to begin a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) said it’s hard to tell which way the president is leaning after he again mused about commuting the sentence of former Governor Rod Blagojevich yesterday. 

President Donald Trump says he's still considering whether to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from federal prison in Colorado.

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An expert on Korean affairs says North Korea is far closer to its goal of normalizing itself than the U.S. is in its aim of denuclearizing the autocratic international pariah. 

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Foreign policy expert and Washington Post columnist Max Boot said he isn't sure how the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China will ultimately be resolved.

LaHood: Weather and Tariffs Causing Farmers Anxiety

Jun 14, 2019
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PEORIA -- U.S. Representative Darin LaHood said he supports a call from the Illinois Farm Bureau for a statewide disaster declaration for farmers.


The Peoria Republican says two things are causing farmers a lot of anxiety this year: wet weather and tariffs.

“Yes, we support the disaster declaration. And depending on what happens at the federal level moving forward, we look forward to being supportive in doing all we can, particularly for farmers in the southern part of our district, where fields are wet," he said.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Illinois is among the 16 states joining in the lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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CHICAGO - A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called President Donald Trump "clueless" for reviving criticism of Chicago and encouraging more stop-and-frisks by police. 

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Ivanka Trump plans to promote worker training in Illinois this week.

CHICAGO - A candidate running to replace Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago has rejected tweets by President Donald Trump's lawyer in which he offers his support and sharply criticizes Emanuel.

President Donald Trump will be visiting an Illinois steel mill that is boosting production as he faces opposition to his imposition of tariffs in international trade disputes.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he was "deeply troubled" by President Donald Trump's seeming support for Russia and President Vladimir Putin in public comments. 

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says that 66 of the more than 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border in recent weeks under President Donald Trump's ''zero tolerance" policy are in Chicago area shelters.

Illinois' imprisoned ex-governor, Rod Blagojevich, has filed paperwork asking President Donald Trump to commute his 14-year prison term for corruption that included seeking to sell an appointment to the Senate seat Barack Obama vacated to become president.

A trial attorney for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says she's excited that President Donald Trump is considering commuting the Democrat's 14-year prison sentence for corruption.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is claiming victory over President Donald Trump's administration after a federal appeals court upheld a temporary injunction barring the Justice Department from applying new conditions to awarding public safety funds.

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President Trump hosts a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Abe today at 6:00 P.M. Eastern time / 5:00 P.M. Central. The Prime Minister is meeting with the President and playing golf at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Among the points of discussion will be negotiations between the United States and North Korea and the recent visit to North Korea by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says while President Trump made the right call to attack the Assad regime last Friday, he suggests the Commander-in-Chief use more precaution moving forward.

Trump last Wednesday tweeted about Russia with a heads-up on a possible U.S. missile attack on Syria. Durbin says the use of social media could have dire consequences.


The Illinois Senate is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to reject a presidential call to send National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexican border.

An Illinois man will get mental health treatment and substance abuse counseling after pleading guilty to making online threats against President Donald Trump.

A former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor's race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire.

At least three Democratic congressmen from Illinois are boycotting President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address. 

University of Chicago faculty and students are protesting an invitation to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to participate in a debate on immigration and globalization.

Illinois will postpone submitting fresh voter data to a controversial multi-state voter registration database because the Kansas-based program hasn't offered an updated security plan. 

The field of Democrats vying for the chance to replace U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is narrowing.