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Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 10:03 PM
By Colleen Connolly

Behind-the-Scenes at the NBC 5 Mayoral Forum

A behind-the-scenes look at the NBC 5 mayoral candidate forum March 16, 2015.View gallery »

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:30 PM
By Erin Carlson

Toni Preckwinkle Dodges Chicago Mayoral Run Question

Toni Preckwinkle Dodges Chicago Mayoral Run Question

Is she or isn't she? With Chicago's mayoral election less than a year away, inquiring minds want to know whether Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will throw her hat in the ring. Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 9:30 PM
By Carol Marin

Marin: The Rise & Fall of Blagojevich

Marin: The Rise & Fall of Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich is planning a farewell news conference. On Wednesday, the day before he boards a plane to Colorado to enter federal prison, he’ll meet the press one last time outside his Ravenswood Manor home. Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
By Alexandra Clark

"You'll Make State's Supreme Choice"

"You'll Make State's Supreme Choice"

The race for the Illinois Supreme Court is being lead by "Undecided" followed by candidate Aurelia Pucinski. Read »

Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 9:00 PM
By Carol Marin, Don Moseley

Special Prosecutor Requested in Koschman Case

More than seven years after 21-year old David Koschman of Mount Prospect was killed during a fight on Division Street, the MacArthur Justice Center is asking that a Special Prosecutor be named to probe... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:05 PM
By Phil Rogers

Infamous "F***ing Golden" Tape Played

Conversation was with political consultant Doug Scofield. Read »

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