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Obama, amid demonstrators, touts immigration

Nov 26, 2014

President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Tuesday continuing to sell his executive action on immigration. 

Durbin: GOP Senate could help Obama

Nov 5, 2014

Republicans are now poised to take control of the U.S. Senate.  Democratic Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, who won re-election Tuesday night, says a change in party control could actually aid President Obama.

Congressman Davis weighs-in on prisoner swap

Jun 4, 2014

Some lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for the recent prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But—Illinois Congressman, Rodney Davis supports the decision. IPR’s Bria Purdiman reports:

Shipping their harvest on barges through the vast river way system is vital for Midwest farmers.  But many say the system of locks and dams on major rivers is decaying and out of date. House and Senate negotiators in Washington recently reached agreement on a bill to authorize improvements to the river system …and President Obama is expected to sign the measure.  But the changes won’t happen overnight. IPR’s Rich Egger has the story

Republicans say they've found another way to fundraise for a future Barack Obama presidential library, one that doesn't involve tax money. This comes a day after Democrats advanced a plan to use state funds to entice the president to put his library in Chicago. 

Illinois legislators will vote a second time on a plan to spend $100 million to help lure Barack Obama's Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago, following a controversy.  

A State House committee is advancing a plan to use 100 million dollars to build Barack Obama’s presidential library in Illinois.  But one Republican says the vote may have been illegal.  

President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared 15 Illinois counties major disaster areas.  That includes Tazewell county where hundreds of homes were destroyed in Washington and surrounding towns.  Woodford, Champaign and LaSalle counties were also among those getting the federal designation.  Federal assistance that's made available can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans for uninsured property losses.

Group questions using healthcare hotline number

Oct 23, 2013

As the federal government continues to grapple with glitches in the new health insurance website, President Obama this week encouraged people to use the insurance exchanges' telephone hotline instead.

Bustos weighs-in on healthcare glitches

Oct 21, 2013

President Barack Obama Monday said there was ‘no sugarcoating’ the online computer bugs following the launch of his health care law.  Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says more time is needed before fixing the glitches that people encounter during the enrollment process:

Some Illinois Congressmen are having mixed reactions to President Barack Obama’s speech about Syria.

Obama sounds familiar themes at Knox College speech

Jul 24, 2013

Speaking to a boisterous crown at Knox College today, President Obama outlined what he wants to do to rebuild the middleclass.  IPR’s Scott Stuntz reports: