Tammy Duckworth

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Almost four months after Housing and Urban Development announced it was closing two public housing complexes in Cairo, the head of the federal agency visited the town.

Ben Carson toured the McBride and Elmwood developments Tuesday and then answered questions from some residents at Cairo High School.

The Republican effort to repeal and replace the federal Affordable Care Act could devastate drug treatment clinics by making deep cuts to Medicaid, the government-run insurance for low-income Americans, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Monday.

After touring Chestnut Health Systems, an opioid addiction clinic in Granite City, Duckworth told reporters that if Republicans succeed in cutting Medicaid, millions would be hurt, among them those undergoing treatment for opioid addiction. She said Congress needs to protect Medicaid and make sure that medications used to treat addiction are affordable.

A group of lawmakers is trying to boost the economy in Illinois' southernmost city.

This week, State Senator Dale Fowler, representatives with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth as well as Congressman Mike Bost's office met with Delta Regional Authority Chairman Chris Masingill to talk about a proposed port terminal project for Cairo.

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Duckworth's Press Office

Vice President Joe Biden has sworn in Tammy Duckworth as Illinois' new U.S. senator at a ceremony in Washington.

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Senator-elect Tammy Duckworth made a stop in Carbondale Thursday, hoping to get more insight on her new committee assignments before heading to Washington next week.

Sen. Kirk Loses Endorsements Over Comments About Rep. Duckworth

Nov 2, 2016
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says it's "disappointing" two groups have withdrawn endorsements.

He's trying to fight off a challenge from Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.

Our two-part series looks at where Sen. Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth are on a few key issues, and why the politics of 2016 mean those policy positions may not have much effect on the outcome.

Illinois Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has apologized for mocking his challenger Thursday night during a Springfield debate, and Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth accepted.

A relatively small crowd was there to hear it live, but thanks to social media, Kirk's gaffe was quickly heard (and criticized) round the nation.

In talking about the cost of war, Duckworth brought up that her family's military service goes back to the American Revolution.

Illinois voters aren't getting many chances to see their candidates for U.S. Senate face off. Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and the incumbent -- Republican Mark Kirk -- met Thursday in Springfield. It was the first of only two televised debates, and their only downstate match-up.

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth have agreed to three televised debates, including two in Chicago.

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Chicago Sun-Times

A physician who treated U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk after his 2012 stroke says the Illinois Republican ``has made a full cognitive recovery.''

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday the newspaper requested medical records from Kirk and his re-election challenger, Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has gained an endorsement in his bid for re-election. It could help him win crucial votes from suburban moderates, but it might also frustrate an important part of the Republican electorate.

A judge has vacated a trial date next month for a workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth and says a settlement agreement reached in June is being finalized.

The Illinois Attorney General's office says a settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed.

Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's campaign says he raised more than $1 million in the most recent quarter for his re-election bid against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.

A judge in southern Illinois has set an August 15 trial date in a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth.

The Democratic congresswoman is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.

A southern Illinois judge has ruled a seven-year-old workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth will go to trial.

Union County Judge Mark Boie set a tentative trial date of August, which means the case will remain a campaign issue ahead of the November election.

Illinois voters are getting an early taste of what's expected to be one of the hardest-fought U.S. Senate races in the country.

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth have won their Illinois primaries to set up closely watched Senate matchup that has been informally underway for months.

Illinois candidates for office will face a primary election next week. Some candidates are accusing their opponents of ducking debates.

One of the top Democratic candidates in the race for U. S. Senate says she hasn't finished reviewing the Iran nuclear deal but has strong concerns about it.

An ethics lawsuit may factor into next year's U.S. Senate race.

U.S Sen. Mark Kirk will face a challenge from Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, who announced Monday she'll run for the seat. It's unknown who else will vie for the spot, but it's already expected to be a tight race.

Duckworth, who was elected to the U.S. House in 2012, took to YouTube to declare her candidacy.

"I'm running for the U.S. Senate in 2016 because it's time for Washington to be held accountable, and to put Illinois' families and communities first," she said in the video.