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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., returns to her leadership office after opening debate on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. 

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Protesters storm the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (WTTW News via CNN)

For members of Illinois’ congressional delegation, Wednesday was an unprecedented —  and for some, scary — experience.

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President-elect Joe Biden introduces nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment.

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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus pandemic during a press briefing Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (WTTW News via CNN)

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired Glenn Fine, chairman of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, whose job was to oversee the administration of trillions of dollars in federal funding. We get reaction from three Illinois congressmen.

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A pair of bills would increase funding for biomedical and scientific research at top U.S. agencies and “defend America’s place as a world leader in scientific progress,” U.S. Rep. Bill Foster said in a statement. 

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Bill Foster

“You can count on me to continue fighting for an economy that works for all of us, not just those at the top,” says Bill Foster. Learn more about this candidate.

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Bill Foster

“I have been a strong advocate for marriage equality, equal pay for equal work, a woman’s right to choose and access to birth control – all of which are important issues in this election.” Learn more about this candidate.

Congressmen Foster, Roskam on Iran Nuclear Deal, Planned Parenthood Funding, More

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Congressmen Bill Foster, left, and Peter Roskam

Congress reconvenes next Tuesday after a five-week recess, and there are some weighty and urgent matters to attend to, including yet another debt ceiling fiscal cliff. Joining us to share their thoughts on these and other issues are Congressman Bill Foster (D-11th); and Congressman Peter Roskam (R-6th).

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As Republicans gained control of the Senate, there's one Democrat who wasn't unseated: U.S. Rep Bill Foster. He beat Republican challenger State Rep. Darlene Senger in the election with 53 percent of the vote to Senger's 47 percent. He stops by Chicago Tonight to discuss what's ahead for Congress.

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger are vying to represent the 11th Congressional District. They go head-to-head on Chicago Tonight’s forum.

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We talk with Rep. Brad Schneider and Rep. Bill Foster about Syria, the debt ceiling, immigration reform and more.

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Three newly sworn-in members of Congress from Illinois report on their first month in Washington D.C.

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We hear from some of the winners in last night's Congressional races, heading to Washington to face the gridlock.

Judy Biggert Concedes to Bill Foster

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In a neck-and-neck race, the 11th District Congressional winner is Bill Foster.

11th District

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11th District candidates Congresswoman Judy Biggert and challenger Bill Foster spoke with Phil Ponce live in our studios. Watch the forum here and read our live web chat transcript. After the forum, both candidates answered questions from the media in a press conference. Watch the web extra videos.

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Congresswoman Judy Biggert and challenger Bill Foster face-off live in our studios in our 11th District Congressional forum.