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Former Speaker Hastert Faces Federal Charges
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Former Speaker Hastert Faces Federal Charges

Plano Republican withdrew funds in increments less than $10,000 each to avoid required bank filings, officials said. Watch »

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Rand Paul Visits Chicago's South Side

Rand Paul Visits Chicago's South Side

Sen. Rand Paul says violence that plagues lower income neighborhoods is "not a racial thing" but a... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum announced his second White House bid Wednesday afternoon — but several key... Read »

May 27, 2015
Dems Show Priorities as They Advance 2016 Budget Plan

Dems Show Priorities as They Advance 2016 Budget Plan

Illinois House Democrats introduce a 2016 budget they say cuts spending more modestly than Republican Gov. Read »

May 26, 2015
Dems Give No Hint of Compromise with Rauner on Budget

Dems Give No Hint of Compromise with Rauner on Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposals would impose term limits on lawmakers, freeze property taxes and tweak workers'... Watch »

May 22, 2015
Closing Arguments Heard in Park Grill Lawsuit

Closing Arguments Heard in Park Grill Lawsuit

A videotape from a meeting 13 years ago has surfaced, complicating the case between the City of Chicago and... Watch »

May 22, 2015
Clinton at NH Brewery: GOP Threatening Small-Business Jobs

Clinton at NH Brewery: GOP Threatening Small-Business Jobs

Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by... Watch »

May 22, 2015
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Sent to Rauner's Desk

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Sent to Rauner's Desk

Illinois Senators on Thursday followed House action from last month that makes small amounts of pot subject to fine... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Fired State Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Fired State Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Employees claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago for providing evidence in a sexual... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Illinois Senate OKs Bobcat Hunting

Illinois Senate OKs Bobcat Hunting

The legislation would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue as many as 200 permits a year to keep the... Read »

May 21, 2015
Proposal Eases Navy Pier Booze Rules

Proposal Eases Navy Pier Booze Rules

Mayor Emanuel proposed a new ordinance during city council allowing visitors to carry an open container of alcohol... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Who Will Get Shut Out of GOP Debates?

Who Will Get Shut Out of GOP Debates?

No, the first GOP presidential debate won't contain umpteen candidates crammed onto a stage on August 6. Read »

May 21, 2015
Rauner Expresses Concerns About State Officials in Op-Ed

Rauner Expresses Concerns About State Officials in Op-Ed

Gov. Bruce Rauner took aim at “old guard” state officials Thursday in an op-ed in which he writes that Illinois’... Read »

May 21, 2015
In Chicago, Clinton Promotes Improved Childcare

In Chicago, Clinton Promotes Improved Childcare

Hillary Clinton's appearance at an SEIU event was in the midst of three fundraisers in 24 hours. Watch »

May 20, 2015
Jim Kenney Wins Philly Mayoral Bid

Jim Kenney Wins Philly Mayoral Bid

Jim Kenney is one step closer to becoming Mayor of Philadelphia after winning the Democratic Party's nomination... Watch »

May 20, 2015
Should College Be Free? Bernie Sanders Says So

Should College Be Free? Bernie Sanders Says So

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a proposal Tuesday that would make undergraduate tuition at... Watch »

May 19, 2015
Judge Allows Union-Fee Suit to Proceed Without Rauner

Judge Allows Union-Fee Suit to Proceed Without Rauner

A federal judge has allowed Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit over union fees paid by non-union workers to proceed —... Read »

May 19, 2015
Ill. House Passes Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

Ill. House Passes Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

There was no debate on the measure before it was OK'd 68-43. The bill -- HB217 -- now goes to the Senate for... Read »

May 19, 2015
Group Files Lawsuit Against Walker Over

Group Files Lawsuit Against Walker Over "Wisconsin Idea"

A liberal advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Scott Walker, saying he is illegally withholding records... Read »

May 19, 2015
Obama Shatters Guinness' Twitter Record

Obama Shatters Guinness' Twitter Record

President Obama shattered a Twitterverse record when his new account @POTUS got one million followers in less than... Read »

May 19, 2015
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