Trump Impeachment Goes To Senate

WASHINGTON — The House impeachment case against Donald Trump has been delivered to the Senate for his upcoming trial. House Democratic prosecutors made the ceremonial walk across the Capitol late Monday to deliver the charge of incitement of insurrection, but Republican senators are easing off their criticism of the former president. It’s an early sign […]

Trump Becomes First President To Be Impeached Twice

WASHINGTON – A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The House vote on an article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection was […]

IL Reps. Announce Trump Impeachment Votes: Kinzinger For; Miller Against

WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL16) has become the third Republican member of Congress to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Kinzinger said in a statement Tuesday that Trump is responsible for whipping up “an angry mob” that stormed the Capitol last week, leaving five dead. He says “there is no doubt in my […]

GOP Congressman Who Backed Nixon Impeachment Dead at 87

CHICAGO  — Thomas Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87. Railback died Monday in Mesa, Arizona, where he lived in a nursing home in recent years, former Republican congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Tuesday. “He would have been […]

News Around Illinois – January 20, 2020

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U Of I And SIU Partner To Bring Higher Education To Springfield SPRINGFIELD – Two universities with local ties are collaborating to bring a new higher education presence to downtown Springfield. On Thursday, the University of Illinois Springfield and Southern Illinois University publicly announced their partnership to create an innovation space in close proximity to […]

Illinois Congressional Delegation Sticks To Party Lines On Impeachment Vote

House Democrats in large part supported two impeachment articles against President Donald Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois was one of three lawmakers who missed the historic House votes  The Republican from the 15th congressional district is not seeking reelection and was on a long-planned […]

News Around Illinois – December 18, 2019

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Boiler Work Will Close Dr. Howard School On Wednesday CHAMPAIGN – Dr. Howard School in Champaign is closed Wednesday to allow for repair of the building’s boiler. Unit 4 officials say Dr. Howard students will not be penalized for staying home from school on Wednesday. But families with no other options on that day may […]

Illinois Congressman Continues To Stand By Trump

US Rep. Rodney Davis

A Republican congressman from central Illinois seems to be standing by President Trump. Rodney Davis represents the 13th congressional district, including parts of Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur and Springfield. Davis suggested he’s unconvinced by the impeachment testimony offered so far — saying none of the witnesses claimed they were acting on orders received directly from the […]