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As the latest polls show the race between Sen.  Dick Durbin and his challenger Jim Oberweis tightening, the long-serving Illinois senator joins us to discuss the Senate race, congressional dysfunction, and other hot-button issues.

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Sen. Mark Kirk had strong words today in reaction to the latest news out of Ukraine. Paris Schutz has the details. Read President Obama's statement on Ukraine from this morning and watch a web extra video.

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Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Springfield, is the 47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois.

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Republican Sen. Bill Brady officially announces his run for Illinois governor in 2014. He joins us. View a timeline of his political career.

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Sen. Mark Kirk makes his first appearance on Chicago Tonight since his stroke. He talks bipartisanship, his recovery and what's happening in Congress.

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Sen. Dick Durbin joins us to discuss the bipartisan immigration bill being considered in Congress, and the latest on the Hill.

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Sen. Mark Kirk reversed his stance on same-sex marriage by announcing support for it on his website.

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The governor sounds the alarm on pension reform, but are Republicans finally buying in? Find out what the top Republican in the Senate had to say.

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Sen. Dick Durbin

Student debt threatens to cripple a generation from making it in America. We talk with Sen. Dick Durbin about this issue, and other examples of gridlock in Washington.

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Former United States Senator Charles Percy died this weekend at the age of 91. We revisit Percy's 1984 appearance on Chicago Tonight, and hear about his political philosophy and his presidential aspirations.


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