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Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 8:43 PM
By Alexandria Fisher

Dillard: "I Will Be Able to Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel No"

Dubbed one of the most powerful men in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t the easiest man to say no to. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 11:36 PM
By MaryAnn Ahern

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off

Three of the candidates, state Sen. Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Kirk Dillard attended the Will County Tea Party forum in Plainfield, but the front-runner -- Bruce Rauner -- was... Read »

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