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Rauner Attempts to Broker Mega-Deal in State Legislature
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Rauner Attempts to Broker Mega-Deal in State Legislature

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has seized on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity. Read »

Apr 18, 2015
Illinois' Medical Marijuana Chief to Step Down

Illinois' Medical Marijuana Chief to Step Down

Bob Morgan said it's been "an incredible honor" to lead the state's medical cannabis program. Read »

Apr 16, 2015
WATCH: Senator's

WATCH: Senator's "Frozen" Ringtone Interrupts Hearing

A Senate Finance Committee meeting got an unexpected interruption from a “Let it Go” ringtone on Thursday. Watch »

Apr 16, 2015
Jeb Bush: Campaign Decision

Jeb Bush: Campaign Decision "In Relatively Short Order"

Jeb Bush said Thursday he will make up his mind "in relatively short order" whether to seek the Republican... Read »

Apr 16, 2015
Rauner Extends Tax Return Deadline for Tornado Victims

Rauner Extends Tax Return Deadline for Tornado Victims

Gov. Bruce Rauner has extended tax return deadlines for residents affected by last week's tornado and severe weather... Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Schock Spent Big Until Resignation

Schock Spent Big Until Resignation

Former congressman Aaron Schock may be gone, but he still has to explain himself to the Federal Election... Watch »

Apr 16, 2015
State Panel Strips Ex-Illinois Lawmaker Farnham's Pension

State Panel Strips Ex-Illinois Lawmaker Farnham's Pension

A state panel has stripped former Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham's pension after he was convicted of federal... Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Emanuel Disapproves of

Emanuel Disapproves of "Chiraq" Film Title

Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressed his disapproval of the working title of the upcoming Spike Lee film "Chiraq"... Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Election Expert: Lawsuit Against Schock Could Face Obstacles

Election Expert: Lawsuit Against Schock Could Face Obstacles

A federal election law expert says a campaign donor's federal lawsuit against former U.S. Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Schock Donor Sues For Reimbursement

Schock Donor Sues For Reimbursement

A Chicago lawyer who donated $500 to former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign is suing for reimbursement following... Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Election Dates to Replace Schock Set for July, September

Election Dates to Replace Schock Set for July, September

The dates have been set in the special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock. Read »

Apr 15, 2015
Ald. Michele Smith Wins Re-Election in 43rd Ward

Ald. Michele Smith Wins Re-Election in 43rd Ward

Ald. Michele Smith claimed victory in the 43rd Ward race Tuesday when challenger Caroline Vickrey conceded. Read »

Apr 14, 2015
Rauner to File Extension On Personal Income Taxes

Rauner to File Extension On Personal Income Taxes

Gov. Bruce Rauner will not file his personal income taxes by Wednesday, according to a spokesman. Read »

Apr 14, 2015
Four Former Schock Staff Members Subpoenaed in U.S. Probe

Four Former Schock Staff Members Subpoenaed in U.S. Probe

Congress said Tuesday it has been told at least four staffers who worked for former Illinois Rep. Read »

Apr 14, 2015

"I Will Not Pander": Chris Christie Talks Entitlement Reform in NH

Framing himself as a politician who's unafraid to share "hard truths" with the American people, New Jersey Gov. Watch »

Apr 14, 2015
Kirk: People

Kirk: People "Drive Faster Through" Black Communities

Sen. Mark Kirk is under fire for a comment he allegedly made during an interview last week describing... Watch »

Apr 14, 2015
Same-Sex Couple in Clinton Ad Invites Her to Wedding

Same-Sex Couple in Clinton Ad Invites Her to Wedding

A same-sex Chicago couple featured in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign announcement has invited Clinton... Watch »

Apr 14, 2015
One-on-One With Gov. Bruce Rauner

One-on-One With Gov. Bruce Rauner

Gov. Bruce Rauner has a big agenda and, as legislative colleagues say, a bit of a learning curve. NBC Chicago's Mary Watch »

Apr 13, 2015
Council Committee OKs Settlement in Koschman Death

Council Committee OKs Settlement in Koschman Death

Nanci Koschman filed the lawsuit accusing police of concealing information and creating false evidence to protect... Watch »

Apr 13, 2015
Emanuel Aide Leaves for Private Sector

Emanuel Aide Leaves for Private Sector

Lisa Schrader has been both chief of staff and chief operating officer during Emanuel's first term. Read »

Apr 13, 2015
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