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Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Illinois Republicans Hit Madigan, Durbin on Term Limits

Illinois Republicans Hit Madigan, Durbin on Term Limits

The Illinois Republican Party is using this week’s state fair as a platform to slam House Speaker Mike Madigan and Sen. Dick Durbin for “vowing to oppose term limits.” Read »

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Kirk Campaign Launches ‘Tammy or Trump’ Quiz

Kirk Campaign Launches ‘Tammy or Trump’ Quiz

Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign launched a website Thursday that offers a “Tammy or Trump” quiz. The site features a series of ten questions that relate to the records of Kirk’s opponent, Rep. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 6:46 PM

CTU Preps for Possible Strike as CPS Readies for School Year

Chicago Public Schools is set to open for a new school year in less than three weeks, but the question remains - will schools stay open? The Chicago Teachers Union is telling its members to prepare for... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Illinois Comptroller Proposes ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Bill

Illinois Comptroller Proposes ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Bill

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger proposed a “No Budget, No Pay” bill Wednesday to encourage Illinois lawmakers to pass an annual balanced budget. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 8:42 PM

Mayor Emanuel Announces New Library on Chicago's Far South Side

A new public library is slated to open on Chicago's Far South Side, but area residents say that while a library is nice, it's not at the top of their wish list. Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 5:44 PM

Trump Adds Illinois Congressman to Advisory Committee

Trump Adds Illinois Congressman to Advisory Committee

Rep. Rodney Davis was named as a member of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s newly-announced Agricultural Advisory Committee Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 5:43 PM

Powerful Conservative Group Targets Illinois Dems in New Ads

Powerful Conservative Group Targets Illinois Dems in New Ads

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative anti-tax group, is targeting a group of vulnerable Illinois Democrats in a series of new web ads. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 4:41 PM

CTU Offers Training for Potential Teachers Strike

CTU Offers Training for Potential Teachers Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union sent an e-mail to teachers Tuesday offering training for a potential fall strike. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 11:24 AM

NEIU Hires Former Interim CPD Superintendent Escalante

NEIU Hires Former Interim CPD Superintendent Escalante

Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante will retire from the department after 30 years of service as he moves on to a new role. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 6:19 PM

New Ad Slams Duckworth’s National Security Record

New Ad Slams Duckworth’s National Security Record

A super political action committee with ties to Sen. Mark Kirk released an ad Monday slamming Kirk’s opponent, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, for voting in favor of the Iran nuclear deal. Read »

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