Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Hill newspaper, which covers the U.S. Congress, has ranked one Southland legislator No. 5 on the list of the 50 Most Beautiful People for 2011.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-11th) has been called a Tea Party candidate, an upset victor and, most recently, beautiful. Kinzinger was rated No. 5 on The Hill newspaper's "50 Most Beautiful People for 2011." Kinzinger, described in the article as "the Tom Cruise of Congress," was the highest-rated of the six lawmakers who made the list. Congressional staffers, lobbyists and even a few interns made up the other 44 bodies politic on the list. The other lawmakers were: The other suburban list-makers were: This comes at a time when Kinzinger could lose much of the Southland portion of his district. A redistricting plan based on the 2010 U.S. Census could move the 11th District's base west and have the Chicago-based 1st District move as far west as …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Bobby Rush's district now stretches from the inner-city, through Evergreen and out to Elwood. The GOP says it will challenge the map in court.
Evergreen Park remains in the 1st Congressional District under a new map signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn today. Now, however, Bobby Rush's district has nearly doubled in size, extending all the way out to Will County, as far southwest as Frankfort and Elwood. The northern-most portion of the district still dips into Chicago's inner-city neighborhoods. The Democratic-drawn map of new congressional boundaries is designed to reverse Republican gains in last year’s election, according to the Chicago Tribune. More than just reflecting population shifts, the map lines also reflect the political power of controlling the cartography. The map pits some incumbent Republicans against others, stretches boundaries to allow incumbent Chicago Democrats…
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sen. Mark Kirk answered questions and outlined his view on the budget deficit in a town hall meeting Saturday.
As a budget battle looms in the nation's capital, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) focused his remarks on the federal deficit and spending during a town hall forum in Frankfort on Saturday. Kirk took questions from attendees who filled an elementary school gym looking for the opportunity to hear and question their senator. “I don’t want you to walk out of here feeling completely bad about the future of the United States,” Kirk said, before launching into a discussion on growing federal spending. The event was supposed to feature freshman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-11th). An early-morning budget vote prevented Kinzinger from attending in person, but he made remarks via videoconference. Kinzinger echoed Kirk’s belief that Congress should cut …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Bullets on a school bus. Love dolls at the mall. $200 bus rides. And stolen rent checks. If you missed a day on Patch, you missed a lot. Let's catch you up.
Every Monday, Good Read keeps you in the know with the Southland’s must-read stories and then some. Bullet Points: I'm imagining a second-grader belting out Lynyrd Skynyrd's classic Gimme Back My Bullets following the discovery of a .44-caliber bullet on the bus ride to school in Tinley Park last week. In tracking down the bullet-toting student, school officials decided to go to the onboard surveillance tape, only to find it missing. Although the second-grader and fifth-grader who found the bullet Tuesday afternoon as the bus was pulling out of Tinley Park's Fulton School turned it over to the bus driver, the bus company didn't notify the district for nearly 24 hours. By then, the district had already heard about it from the children's …