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Friday, Mar 7, 2014

Watch: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Watch: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

The 2014 Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates participated in a forum on Tuesday, March 4, co-sponsored by NBC 5 Chicago and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public...

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Rauner Calls ISATs an "Abomination"

Rauner Calls ISATs an "Abomination"

Bruce Rauner callde the Illinois Standards Achievement Test an "abomination" at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Republican Candidates Talk Job Creation

Republican Candidates Talk Job Creation

Mark Rosenblum, a recent college grad, asks republican candidates at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum about their plans to create and improve job opportunities for young graduates in Illinois.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
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By Alexandria Fisher

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

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.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Sen. Kirk Dillard: "I'm Not Part of the Problem"

Sen. Kirk Dillard: "I'm Not Part of the Problem"

Senator Kirk Dillard claims Bruce Rauner should not be able to buy "the people's mansion" when it comes to campaigning.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Republican Candidates Weigh In on Minimum Wage

Republican Candidates Weigh In on Minimum Wage

Candidates discussed their positions on whether or not they would raise or lower minimum wage at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Dillard Defends Relationship with Obama

Dillard Defends Relationship with Obama

Dillard addresses concern of his participation in a commercial for President Obama at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Bill Brady Compares Rauner to Blago

Bill Brady Compares Rauner to Blago

Bill Brady said Bruce Rauner sounded like Rod Blagojevich during the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Republican Candidates Discuss Reinstating Death Penalty

Republican Candidates Discuss Reinstating Death Penalty

Republican candidates discuss their position on the death penalty in Illinois at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

The debate over term limits threatens long-standing legislators and makes way for new ones.

Ward Room
Illinois Democrats Aim High With Minimum Wage Proposals

Illinois Democrats Aim High With Minimum Wage Proposals

Amid a national push by unions and worker advocates for a $15 minimum wage, Illinois Democrats hope to pass an ambitious hike during the spring legislative session, despite a warning from Republican Gov.

Illinois Receives $16M to Fight Opioid Addiction Crisis

Illinois Receives $16M to Fight Opioid Addiction Crisis

Illinois is receiving more than $16 million in federal money to help fight a prescription drug addiction crisis.

Deep Dish: The Latest Political Headlines

Deep Dish: The Latest Political Headlines

Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin discuss the latest Illinois political headlines in this edition of Deep Dish.

Expanding Abortion Coverage Too Controversial: Rauner

Expanding Abortion Coverage Too Controversial: Rauner

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he no longer supports expanding abortion coverage for state workers and Medicaid recipients because it's too controversial and Illinois needs to focus on other issues such as creating...

Obama Announces First Post-Presidency Appearance

Obama Announces First Post-Presidency Appearance

Former President Barack Obama will come to Chicago Monday to make his first public appearance since leaving the White House. Obama will discuss community organizing and civic engagement at the University...

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