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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.

Hitler “didn’t kill 6 million Jews,” the rapper said in an appearance with antisemite Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander.
The last Black female to hold an elected House leadership spot was Rep. Shirley Chisholm, D-N.Y., — an Underwood role model — in 1977.
President Biden hosts his first state dinner on Thursday, for President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte. Gov. J.B. Pritzker will be attending. The Sun-Times has the delicious details.
The new historic marker stands outside the Old State Capitol, where then Sen. Barack Obama launched his presidential bid on a brutally cold February day in 2007 —but unlike Obama, Pritzker and the others who unveiled the marker on Wednesday made their remarks indoors.
The feds say James “Mac” McNamara was given the online moniker #RailMixer.
Before she was sentenced Wednesday, Dawn Frankowski told the judge she got caught up in the moment but said, “I’m an adult. I take full responsibility for what I have done, for my bad choice.”
Nick Fuentes was condemned Tuesday by the top two Republican leaders in Congress, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy — though McCarthy continued to defend President Donald Trump for meeting with him.
David Wiersma, 68, was arrested in Posen and charged along with Dawn Frankowski in September 2021. He pleaded guilty in late August to misdemeanor parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
In Chicago to promote “So Help Me God,” former Vice President Mike Pence said he would decide on his candidacy in 2024 early next year.
President Joe Biden has yet to signal what states he wants to have early primaries. Michigan, Minnesota are front-runners for the Midwest early primary spot in 2024.
“Fuentes is among the most prominent and unapologetic antisemites around,” David Goldenberg, the Anti-Defamation League director of the Midwest regional office, told the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday.
Elevated Access, a fledgling Illinois nonprofit, has recruited nearly 1,000 volunteer small-craft pilots to ferry people seeking abortion care.
A helicopter removed the old manual flagpole from the dome of the Old State Capitol this week in preparation for installing an automated one as part of an ongoing renovation project. Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama both made history at the historic building.
AP VoteCast, an extensive survey of this year’s electorate, underscores how voters were selective in their choices in spite of today’s starkly polarized political climate, often rewarding candidates seen as mainstream while rejecting those viewed as too extreme.
Donald Trump has never valued the cadence and organization associated with traditional campaigns. But his light-touch start reflects the rushed and chaotic nature of his announcement, which came as midterm election votes were still being counted. It also comes at a moment of unique political vulnerability for the former president.
A new report offers insight into the state of mind of Shane Woods, who crashed head-on into two cars on I-55 on Nov. 8, killing a Skokie woman. Woods pleaded guilty to committing assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Alligator was Bruce Iglauer’s “brainchild,” born after Iglauer, 75, fell hard for the blues he heard at clubs on Chicago’s South and West Sides in his twenties.
The biggest reveal in “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times” is that Malia, 24, and Sasha, 21, are living together in Los Angeles.
Lauren Wegner, 35, died Nov. 8 after Shane Jason Woods drove his truck opposite traffic downstate on I-55, striking her and another driver, police say.
The investigation into the U.S. Capitol riot has led to the arrests of roughly 900 people nationwide. Yang is now the 33rd known Illinois resident charged as part of that investigation.
With Republicans set to take control of the House in January, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Democrats need to find 10 Republicans to support Dreamer bill in December,
Making another run after losing the White House is a remarkable turn for any former president, much less one who made history as the first to be impeached twice.
Two people were killed when a missile hit a town near the Poland-Ukraine border. Russia denies launching attack.