University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum

University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum

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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.

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Illinois Democrats Propose Higher Taxes for Wealthy

Illinois Democrats Propose Higher Taxes for Wealthy

Illinois House Democrats who want the state to tax millionaires at higher rates plan to take up a measure that would ultimately let voters decide in November.

Report: Emanuel Picks Zopp for Deputy Mayor

Report: Emanuel Picks Zopp for Deputy Mayor

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Urban League President and CEO Andrea Zopp to be the city’s deputy mayor, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

Emanuel Backs Plan on Airbnb Surcharge for Homeless

Emanuel Backs Plan on Airbnb Surcharge for Homeless

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a proposal by Chicago aldermen that looks to use a 4 percent surcharge from house-sharing businesses, like Airbnb, to fund services for the city’s homeless.

Things to Know as Lawmakers Return to Springfield

Things to Know as Lawmakers Return to Springfield

Following a weeklong break for the observance of Passover, the Illinois General Assembly will reconvene Tuesday.

City Seeks Reprieve From Lucas Museum Lawsuit

City Seeks Reprieve From Lucas Museum Lawsuit

The City of Chicago has formally asked for a 30-day reprieve from an ongoing lawsuit filed by the organization Friends of the Parks, noting that they are actively seeking a new site for the proposed Lucas Museum...

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