University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum

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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...

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.

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.

Mar 4, 2014
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Hastert Closes PAC, Moves $10,000 to Defense Fund

Hastert Closes PAC, Moves $10,000 to Defense Fund

Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action committee and moved $10,000 of the money to his legal defense fund.

Mel Reynolds Accuses Justice Department of Racism

Mel Reynolds Accuses Justice Department of Racism

Mel Reynolds’ legal saga took yet another twist Friday. The former congressman appeared in court again to show the judge he had an approved place to live. But it’s what happened after court that is making...

Blagojevich Attorney Says He'll Ask Full Court for Rehearing

Blagojevich Attorney Says He'll Ask Full Court for Rehearing

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after a panel of three judges recently tossed five of his 18 corruption convictions, his defense attorney...

What You Need to Know as Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect

What You Need to Know as Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect

The new ban on plastic grocery bags in Chicago goes into effect Aug. 1, but many stores won't ditch the plastic completely.

Lindsey Graham Backs Mark Kirk's Re-Election Bid

Lindsey Graham Backs Mark Kirk's Re-Election Bid

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham brought his Republican presidential campaign to Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, where he voiced his support of Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk's bid for re-election.

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