Senator Tammy Duckworth tests positive for COVID-19December 8, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois will work in isolation through the end of this week after being diagnosed with COVID-19 Wednesday, she said.
Duckworth said a doctor rercommended the step “to keep my family, colleagues and staff as safe as possible.”
US Sen. Duckworth defeats Chicago-area lawyer, wins 2nd termNovember 9, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth won reelection Tuesday in Illinois, defeating political newcomer and lawyer Kathy Salvi.
Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004, has served in Congress for nearly a decade.
GOP’s Kathy Salvi to face Sen. Tammy Duckworth in NovemberJune 29, 2022 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kathy Salvi, a suburban Chicago personal injury lawyer, won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois on Tuesday, topping a field of seven candidates.
Salvi, 63, of Mundelein, will take on first-term incumbent Democratic Sen.
US senator visits Taiwan as China ups military threatMay 31, 2022 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday reiterated America's support for Taiwan on her second visit in a year to the self-governing island claimed by China.
Kaine, with long COVID himself, introduces research billMarch 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years after getting COVID-19, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine says he still has mild symptoms.
Kaine joined two fellow Democratic senators, Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, in introducing a bill Wednesday to fund research aimed at better understanding long COVID-19.
Cahokia Heights hopes for federal help with flooding woesNovember 28, 2021 GMT
CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Metro East community leaders hope the federal infrastructure deal will help address decades of flooding and sewage problems.
Officials in Cahokia Heights blame years of neglected sewer, water and road systems for the repeated problems.
US senators promise vaccines for Taiwan amid China rowJune 6, 2021 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. will give Taiwan 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, part of President Joe Biden's move to share tens of millions of jabs globally, three American senators said Sunday, after the self-ruled island complained that China is hindering its efforts to secure vaccines as it battles an outbreak.
Army reprimands multiple soldiers in sexual assault probeMay 25, 2021 GMT
A top general has lost her command and multiple soldiers have been reprimanded following a monthslong investigation into allegations that an Illinois-based Army Reserve unit mishandled sexual assault complaints for years, Army officials said Tuesday.
Review: Tammy Duckworth illustrates a bold refusal to quitMarch 30, 2021 GMT
“Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir,” Tammy Duckworth (Twelve/Hachette Book Group)
Her fellow crew members initially thought Tammy Duckworth had been killed when a rocket-propelled grenade punched a hole in the helicopter she was flying in Iraq and exploded, ripping off her legs and severely wounding her right arm...
Guard troops head home after helping secure Biden inauguralJanuary 22, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — After President Joe Biden’s inauguration went off with only a handful of minor arrests and incidents, more than 15,000 National Guard members are preparing to leave Washington, D...
Democrats formalize Jaime Harrison as national party chairJanuary 21, 2021 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee elected Jaime Harrison of South Carolina as chair on Thursday, signifying an early alignment between newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and state party leaders around the country...
More demand Illinois congresswoman who cited Hitler resignJanuary 8, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A growing number of Democrats called Thursday for the resignation of U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, a newly sworn-in Republican who quoted Adolf Hitler at a rally outside the U.S.
US senator seeks update on contractor taken in AfghanistanDecember 7, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is calling on the State Department to prioritize the return of Mark Frerichs, an American contractor believed to have been taken by a Taliban-linked militant network in Afghanistan earlier this year...
Memoir by Sen. Tammy Duckworth coming out March 30November 12, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Tammy Duckworth has written a memoir, “Every Day Is a Gift,” which comes out March 30...
Senators grill Boeing CEO over plane involved in 2 crashesOctober 29, 2019 GMT
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faced withering questions from senators Tuesday about two crashes of 737 Max jets and whether the company concealed information about a critical flight system...
Illinois gets federal grant to improve maternal healthSeptember 3, 2019 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is getting $450,000 in federal funds to improve maternal health and reduce the number of women and babies who die during or shortly after pregnancy...
Senate panel OKs defense pick despite sex assault allegationAugust 1, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee on Wednesday approved the nomination of an Air Force general to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, largely discounting an aide's allegations that he had subjected her to unwanted sexual advances...
Chicago suburb to get federal money to ease rail congestionJune 11, 2019 GMT
DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is receiving federal money to help ease freight rail congestion...
Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink capApril 19, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound.
The tightly wrapped 10-day-old baby, brought to the well of the chamber by her mother, Sen...
Duckworth has baby; 1st US senator to give birth in officeApril 9, 2018 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Sen. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl, making her the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.
The Illinois Democrat announced she delivered her second daughter, Maile (MY-lee) Pearl Bowlsbey, on Monday...
Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes itFebruary 19, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that's the way she likes it...
Trump’s transgender troops ban divides veterans in CongressJuly 27, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops...