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Early Voting on Pace to Shatter Record

Early Voting on Pace to Shatter Record

Group called the "Raise Illinois coalition" is taking credit for massive boost in early voter turnout. NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup reports. Watch »

35 minutes ago
Illinois Governor Race: Quinn-Rauner Spending Could Surpass $100 Million

Illinois Governor Race: Quinn-Rauner Spending Could Surpass...

Spending in the already-expensive, uber-competitive Illinois governor's race could exceed an unprecedented... Read »

2 hours ago
Opinion: Will Karen Be A Kingmaker?

Opinion: Will Karen Be A Kingmaker?

No political endorsement in Chicago politics today could carry as much real and symbolic weight as one might... Read »

2 hours ago
Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor Tom Menino Dies

Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor Tom Menino Dies

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino has died at age 71. Menino, the city's longest serving mayor, was diagnosed... Read »

12 minutes ago
Durbin, Oberweis Spar in Final Debate

Durbin, Oberweis Spar in Final Debate

The tone of the final televised debate between Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates was feisty, with quips... Read »

Oct 30, 2014
Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Has High Hopes for Election Night

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Has High Hopes for Election Night

Do you know the name Chad Grimm? What happens to him on election night could help decide the next governor... Watch »

Oct 29, 2014
Libertarian Candidate Has High Hopes in Governor's Race

Libertarian Candidate Has High Hopes in Governor's Race

Do you know the name Chad Grimm? What happens to him on election night could help decide the next governor... Watch »

Oct 29, 2014
Woman Shocked by Who Voted Next to Her

Woman Shocked by Who Voted Next to Her

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took part in Early Voting on Wednesday, much to the surprise of another woman who... Watch »

Oct 29, 2014
Senator Wants Stiffer Punishment for Decapitations

Senator Wants Stiffer Punishment for Decapitations

Republican Sen. Brent Steele of Bedford cited a gruesome beheading in Oklahoma last month as the reason for... Read »

Oct 29, 2014
Crunch Time for Governor Candidates

Crunch Time for Governor Candidates

Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn have one week left to convince voters. Mary Ann Ahern reports. Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Crunch Time for Governor Candidates

Crunch Time for Governor Candidates

The timing of Tuesday’s announcement that over the next two years Amazon will create 1,000 new jobs in Illinois has... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Opinion: Progressives Need Multiple Choice Option to Beat Rahm

Opinion: Progressives Need Multiple Choice Option to Beat Rahm

From an anti-Rahm standpoint, the real goal could well be a run-off election with two strong, viable... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Pastor Corey Brooks Responds to Criticism

Pastor Corey Brooks Responds to Criticism

South Side Rev. Corey Brooks says he's baffled by a Chicago Sun-Times column criticizing his... Read »

Oct 28, 2014
Bidens Rally for Democrats in Illinois

Bidens Rally for Democrats in Illinois

Vice President Joe Biden defended Democratic policies as he rallied party supporters during his second visit... Read »

Oct 28, 2014
Candidates Showcase Differences in Mass. Gov. Debate

Candidates Showcase Differences in Mass. Gov. Debate

On Monday, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley showcased their differences in the... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Cook Co. Commissioner Jesus Garcia to Run for Mayor

Cook Co. Commissioner Jesus Garcia to Run for Mayor

Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia is making it official: he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the... Watch »

Oct 27, 2014
Illinois Voters To Weigh in on Crime Victims' Rights

Illinois Voters To Weigh in on Crime Victims' Rights

At the polls next week, Illinois voters will weigh in on whether crime victims should have more rights protected by... Watch »

Oct 27, 2014
David Axelrod Suggests Obama Could Be More Emotional

David Axelrod Suggests Obama Could Be More Emotional

David Axelrod's candid interview with a Bloomberg Businessweek reporter is rustling some feathers in the... Read »

Oct 27, 2014
Quinn Says Illinois Ebola Procedures are

Quinn Says Illinois Ebola Procedures are "Common Sense"

Officials say the Illinois 21-day home quarantine won't be used for medical workers if they wore personal protective... Watch »

Oct 27, 2014
Jeb Bush Still Hasn't Made Decision on 2016

Jeb Bush Still Hasn't Made Decision on 2016

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush still "has not made a decision" about whether he'll run for president in 2016,... Read »

Oct 27, 2014

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