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Judge Puts Off Ruling in Suit Against Rutherford

Judge Puts Off Ruling in Suit Against Rutherford

A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee. Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Mayor Assembles Task Force for George Lucas Museum

Mayor Assembles Task Force for George Lucas Museum

The 12-member team is searching for the best potential location for the museum. Watch »

Apr 17, 2014
Emanuel Urges State to Pitch in $100M for Obama Library

Emanuel Urges State to Pitch in $100M for Obama Library

Several sites — most on Chicago's South Side — want to become home to the library and Read »

Apr 17, 2014
NW Indiana Mayor, Wife Plead Not Guilty

NW Indiana Mayor, Wife Plead Not Guilty

Prosecutors say a federal grand jury has indicted Keith Soderquist, his wife and a former city employee... Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Chicago Casino Plan Draws Support at Hearing

Chicago Casino Plan Draws Support at Hearing

A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a... Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Chicago Congressman Heads to Ukraine

Chicago Congressman Heads to Ukraine

Congressman Mike Quigley is headed to the chaos of Ukraine. The North Side congressman will be part of a delegation... Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Quinn Leads Rauner in Campaign Cash

Quinn Leads Rauner in Campaign Cash

Get ready for a pricey Illinois governor's race. Watch »

Apr 16, 2014
Kirk Will Campaign For Oberweis in Senate Race

Kirk Will Campaign For Oberweis in Senate Race

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he... Watch »

Apr 16, 2014
Rutherford Asks for Dismissal of Sex Harassment Lawsuit

Rutherford Asks for Dismissal of Sex Harassment Lawsuit

A hearing on the motion to dismiss, filed Monday, scheduled for Thursday. Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Strip Club Tax Falls Short of Projections

Strip Club Tax Falls Short of Projections

Tax was projected to bring in about $1 million per year when the measure passed the General Assembly in 2012. Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

The report released Monday highlights several issues including an array of flavors and marketing that could... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Kirk Proposes Bill to Alert Travelers About Passport Checks

Kirk Proposes Bill to Alert Travelers About Passport Checks

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants the federal government to alert American air travelers about which airports around... Read »

Apr 12, 2014
Meet the Woman Accused of Hurling a Shoe at Hillary

Meet the Woman Accused of Hurling a Shoe at Hillary

Who would throw a shoe at Hillary Clinton mid-speech at an industry conference? An Arizona woman named Alison Ernst,... Read »

Apr 11, 2014
Illinois Senate Approves Ban on Ticket Quotas

Illinois Senate Approves Ban on Ticket Quotas

The bill also states that officers would not be evaluated based on the number of citations they give. Read »

Apr 11, 2014
Quinn, Rauner Make First Joint Appearance

Quinn, Rauner Make First Joint Appearance

Gov. Pat Quinn and his GOP rival, Bruce Rauner, appeared together for the first time in the 2014 campaign... Watch »

Apr 11, 2014
Woman Hurls Shoe at Hillary Clinton During Speech

Woman Hurls Shoe at Hillary Clinton During Speech

A woman is in custody after hurling what she said was a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas —... Watch »

Apr 10, 2014
Rush Says He's Being Investigated by Ethics Group

Rush Says He's Being Investigated by Ethics Group

Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush says the Office of Congressional Ethics is targeting him with an investigation that... Read »

Apr 10, 2014
Bill Amending State's GPS Monitoring Law Advances

Bill Amending State's GPS Monitoring Law Advances

The proposal would let authorities monitor someone as soon as protective order is Read »

Apr 9, 2014
Quinn, Rauner Square Off on Friday

Quinn, Rauner Square Off on Friday

It's not a debate, but the two men have agreed to sit down together and answer questions in front of more than 1,200... Read »

Apr 9, 2014
Illinois Voters Favor Term Limits

Illinois Voters Favor Term Limits

GOP Candidate Bruce Rauner wants question put to voters in November. Read »

Apr 9, 2014
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