SARA BURNETT

In GM country, workers aren't abandoning Trump - so far

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions.

Nov. 30, 2018 8:38 PM EST
Democrats try to retake Illinois district won over by Trump

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Democrat Brendan Kelly listened as the people crowded inside a Southern Illinois University conference room talked about how trouble at the Carbondale campus has brought trouble for the whole region.

Oct. 26, 2018 5:12 PM EDT
In battle for the House, many Dems start from scratch

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — When the Democratic Party told Lauren Underwood she needed to raise $100,000 in six weeks to get her campaign for Congress off the ground, she wasn't sure what to do.

Sep. 12, 2018 7:07 AM EDT
Democrats seek deal on insiders' role in picking nominee

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats are on the cusp of overhauling how they pick a White House nominee, but not without one final public fight over whether to curtail the high-profile role played by party insiders, a major source of ill will in the 2016 race.

Aug. 25, 2018 12:33 PM EDT
Will suburban mayor pay political price for backing Trump?

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) — In Roger Claar's 31 years as mayor, Bolingbrook has grown from a sleepy town surrounded by farm fields to a diverse Chicago suburb nearly twice as large, with its own airport and even an IKEA.

Mar. 31, 2017 4:43 PM EDT
US Senate candidate Kirk mocks rival's family military past

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has raised his Democratic rival's immigrant background and mocked her claim that her family's military service dates back to the Revolution, saying he had forgotten the congresswoman's "parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington.

Oct. 28, 2016 11:02 AM EDT
2 vulnerable GOP incumbents break with Trump on immigration

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Illinois Republicans considered among the nation's most vulnerable congressional incumbents are breaking from their party and its outspoken presidential nominee, Donald Trump, to push laws that would include a path to citizenship for people living in the country illegally.

Aug. 10, 2016 6:07 PM EDT
In Chicago, Sanders found his place in civil rights movement

CHICAGO (AP) — Bernie Sanders was in his first year at the University of Chicago, 20 and with a thick New York accent, when he took to the steps of the administration building to rail against a university policy of racially segregated housing.

Feb. 25, 2016 3:57 PM EST