congress http://wuis.org en 13th Dist. Congressional Candidate Erika Harold http://wuis.org/post/13th-dist-congressional-candidate-erika-harold <p></p><p>Over the next few weeks, you'll be hearing from Congressional candidates running in Illinois' 13th District. There are three Republicans and three Democrats seeking their party's nomination. &nbsp;</p><p>Attorney Erika Harold (R-Urbana) is making her second run for Congress. Two years ago, she tried to replace former Congressman Tim Johnson on the ballot after Johnson announced plans to retire from politics. But Republican Party chairs instead chose incumbent Rodney Davis.</p><p>Harold talks with&nbsp; Sean Powers about her campaign and what she hopes to accomplish.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:56:22 +0000 Sean Powers 19782 at http://wuis.org 13th Dist. Congressional Candidate Erika Harold Durbin Disappointed With GOP Governor Candidates http://wuis.org/post/durbin-disappointed-gop-governor-candidates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is criticizing the Republican field of candidates governor for their stances on low-income workers and the unemployed.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's an ongoing battle the Democratic senator is fighting in Congress, mirrored in the race for the governor's mansion: raising the minimum wage.</span></p><p>The four Republican candidates for governor oppose raising the minimum wage in Illinois, which is currently $8.25 an hour.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:57:12 +0000 Hannah Meisel 18683 at http://wuis.org Durbin Disappointed With GOP Governor Candidates U.S. House To Vote On 2014 Farm Bill http://wuis.org/post/us-house-vote-2014-farm-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. House is set to vote on a new farm bill Wednesday, after House and Senate negotiators earlier this week agreed on compromise legislation combining each chambers' drafts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This 2014 farm bill has been a long time coming. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At least one farm bill watcher from the Midwest is pleased that Congress has finally reached an agreement on the farm bill after years of debate.</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:49:22 +0000 Peter Gray 17848 at http://wuis.org U.S. House To Vote On 2014 Farm Bill Farm Bill Talks Fall Through http://wuis.org/post/farm-bill-talks-fall-through <p>Though farm bill talks heated up this week in Washington, key legislators emerged from negotiations Thursday disappointed and predicted there would be no progress until after Congress returns in December from its recess.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:27:27 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 13567 at http://wuis.org Farm Bill Talks Fall Through Former Speaker Hastert Discusses Government Shutdown http://wuis.org/post/former-speaker-hastert-discusses-government-shutdown <p>Denny Hastert wasn&#39;t the Speaker of the U.S. House during the last government shutdown, but he was an Illinois Congressman in 1995 and &#39;96. He told Amanda Vinicky this time is different.</p><p>Hastert says back then, Republicans were trying to get a handle on spending. He says it worked.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:53:13 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10517 at http://wuis.org Former Speaker Hastert Discusses Government Shutdown Federal Shutdown Leads To Worries In Illinois http://wuis.org/post/federal-shutdown-leads-worries-illinois <p>The federal government&#39;s partial shutdown is worrying some Illinois state workers and retirees.<br />&nbsp;<br />That&#39;s because recipients of various state health insurance programs need to<br />get documents from the IRS by a late October deadline in order to prove that<br />their dependents should still be eligible to receive coverage.<br />The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports<br />(http://bit.ly/1btoZUS ) the ongoing government shutdown means that the IRS<br />isn&#39;t providing the federal transcripts.<br />&nbsp; Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:37:21 +0000 Associated Press 10181 at http://wuis.org Federal Shutdown Leads To Worries In Illinois