Illinois legislators congratulate President-elect Biden on victory

When news of President-elect Joe Biden’s projected victory finally emerged late Saturday morning, and vote totals in enough of the key states showed he had more than the necessary 270 electoral votes to defeat incumbent President Donald Trump, cities across ...

President Elect Biden addresses voters in Delaware

The votes were finally tallied on Saturday morning and Joe Biden officially became President Elect Biden, capturing 290 electoral votes to incumbent Donald Trump’s 214.

Foster easily defeats Republican opponent to win another term

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Bill Foster handedly won re-election to another term in Illinois' 11th Congressional District, defeating Republican opponent Rick Laib

Domestic terror arrests in Michigan heighten alarm of rightwing violence

In recent months, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, and several lower-level Trump administration officials had been warning about the danger posed by homegrown domestic terrorists. Those concerns escalated throughout the summer after clashes between ...

Illinois Democrats weigh in on death of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

The Supreme Court suffered a huge loss on Friday with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who lost her battle with cancer.

Obama's contribution to rapid vaccine development highlighted in hearing

At a hearing on Friday of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) highlighted the work done and investments made during the Obama administration that are directly responsible for the successes of current vaccines in ...

Contract tracing kicks into high gear Monday

The Will County Health Department will be ramping up its contact tracing program for COVID-19 on Monday utilizing what department officials are calling a “best practice” for tracking communicable diseases.

Trump administration withholding $14 billion coronavirus funding

With more than 2.3 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in America and a staggering 122,000 deaths, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) say President Donald Trump is sitting on about $14 billion ...

House signs off on $3 trillion stimulus package

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday signed off on a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package dubbed the Heroes Act. If passed by the senate and signed by President Donald Trump, it would be the second stimulus bill aimed at ...

House panel wants big companies to return 'taxpayer money'

In its first official action since being established by the House of Representatives, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, on Friday sent letters demanding that large, public corporations immediately return taxpayer funds that ...

Foster named to committee on coronavirus crisis

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) as one of the members of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

Equitable funding urged in Future COVID-19 stimulus packages

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) led a bipartisan letter to House leadership urging equitable per-capita distribution of funds to states in any future stimulus package.

Foster Urges HHS to rapidly deploy COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Washington, DC - This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA), and Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) led a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and ...

Trump signs $2 trillion bipartisan stimulus bill

Surrounding by top cabinet members and all Republican lawmakers, President Donald J. Trump on Friday signed bipartisan legislation to provide relief to American families and workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

House adopts 'Families First' bill in response to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday passed, on a bipartisan 363-40 vote, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on ...