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Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation, a setback for the Democrat running for re-election largely on how he navigated Illinois away from ethical problems. Watch »

2 hours ago
Sun Times Reporter Resigns, Criticizes Paper's Leadership and Bruce Rauner

Sun Times Reporter Resigns, Criticizes Paper's Leadership and...

The final straw, McKinney said, was the Sun Times' decision to reverse its three-year-old no endorsement policy and... Read »

3 hours ago
Daily Dish: Wednesday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Wednesday's Political Headlines

10/22/14: NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has today's Chicago political headlines. Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Emanuel Names Kurt Summers Jr. To City Treasurer Post

Emanuel Names Kurt Summers Jr. To City Treasurer Post

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday appointed Kurt Summers Jr. to the City Treasurer post being left by... Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Read »

Oct 22, 2014
Bloomberg Pours $1.9 Million Into Pro-Dold Ad Buy

Bloomberg Pours $1.9 Million Into Pro-Dold Ad Buy

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee Independence USA is pouring $1.9... Read »

Oct 22, 2014
VP Biden to Campaign in Illinois Today

VP Biden to Campaign in Illinois Today

The vice president is expected to attend a rally in support of Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider. Read »

Oct 22, 2014
Durbin, Oberweis to Debate Wednesday

Durbin, Oberweis to Debate Wednesday

The candidates are scheduled to face off at a debate sponsored by WLS-TV, the League of Women Voters and... Read »

Oct 22, 2014
Former President Stumps for Quinn, Durbin

Former President Stumps for Quinn, Durbin

Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Rivals Debate in New Hampshire Senate Race

Rivals Debate in New Hampshire Senate Race

Republican challenger Scott Brown continued to hammer away at Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's record in Washington as the... Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Obama Forgot to Clean His Chicago Home Before Leaving For Washington

Obama Forgot to Clean His Chicago Home Before Leaving For Washington

President Barack Obama says his home on Chicago's South Side is a 2008-era time warp of sorts, with old... Read »

Oct 21, 2014
Hurricane Bill Clinton Hits Chicago to Shake Up the Quinn-Rauner Race

Hurricane Bill Clinton Hits Chicago to Shake Up the Quinn-Rauner Race

Remember when Bill "Explainer-in-Chief" Clinton waltzed into the 2012 Democratic National Convention in... Read »

Oct 21, 2014
The 11 Biggest Quinn-sults and Rauner Rips From Monday's Debate

The 11 Biggest Quinn-sults and Rauner Rips From Monday's Debate

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican opponent Bruce Rauner squared off Monday night in their... Read »

Oct 22, 2014
The Chicago GOP's Chris Cleveland Sounds Off on Quinn, Rahm and Daley

The Chicago GOP's Chris Cleveland Sounds Off on Quinn, Rahm and Daley

As Illinois' GOP gubernatorial contender Bruce Rauner focuses attention on Democratic Chicago, the state's... Read »

Oct 21, 2014
Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

10/21/14: Mary Ann Ahern runs down your political headlines for the day. Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
Man to President:

Man to President: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

While taking part in Early Voting in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama was interrupted at his... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
City Continues to Walk Fine Line on Police Overtime

City Continues to Walk Fine Line on Police Overtime

The city is once again spending millions of dollars beyond what was budgeted for police overtime. Read »

Oct 21, 2014
Illinois Governor Candidates Spar in Last Debate

Illinois Governor Candidates Spar in Last Debate

The candidates for Illinois governor are making their case to voters in the third and final televised debate... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
City Treasurer Stephanie Neely Stepping Down

City Treasurer Stephanie Neely Stepping Down

City Treasurer Stephanie Neely will step down after eight years in office, effective at the end of November. Watch »

Oct 20, 2014
Bruce Rauner Won't Campaign With Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

Bruce Rauner Won't Campaign With Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

The GOP is touting Bruce Rauner as The Next Best Thing to rescue Illinois from fiscal Read »

Oct 20, 2014

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