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Illinois Lawmakers Consider Ban on Crib Bumper Pads

Illinois Lawmakers Consider Ban on Crib Bumper Pads

Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product. Read »

Apr 26, 2015
WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong levied her characteristically biting humor at Washington's... Read »

Apr 26, 2015
WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House Correspondent... Watch »

Apr 26, 2015
Cost to Protect Gov. Walker More Than Tripled Since Predecessor

Cost to Protect Gov. Walker More Than Tripled Since Predecessor

Security costs for Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch last year were more than... Read »

Apr 25, 2015
Retiring Judge Shares Stories From Behind the Bench

Retiring Judge Shares Stories From Behind the Bench

Judge James Holderman was appointed to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan in September of 1984. Watch »

Apr 24, 2015
Sounds of Silence: GOP 2016 Hopefuls Mum on Drone

Sounds of Silence: GOP 2016 Hopefuls Mum on Drone

The men vying for the Republican nod for president in 2016 aren't usually mum on anything President Barack Obama... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Emanuel Names Claypool Next Chief of Staff

Emanuel Names Claypool Next Chief of Staff

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday named Forrest Claypool as his next Chief of Staff. Watch »

Apr 24, 2015
How Clinton Plans to Run as a Woman

How Clinton Plans to Run as a Woman

Hillary Rodham Clinton's passionate speech Thursday appealing for expanded rights and opportunities for women in the... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Biden Speaks on Sex Assault Prevention at U of I

Biden Speaks on Sex Assault Prevention at U of I

Vice President Joe Biden is urging college students to speak up about sexual assaults on campuses. Read »

Apr 23, 2015
Lawmakers Approve Bill on Obama Library, Lucas Museum

Lawmakers Approve Bill on Obama Library, Lucas Museum

The Illinois Legislature approved a bill Thursday to ensure that Chicago has legal authority to use public park land... Read »

Apr 23, 2015
Former Ill. Rep. Sentenced to Five Months

Former Ill. Rep. Sentenced to Five Months

Former Illinois Representative Derrick Smith is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on corruption charges. Watch »

Apr 23, 2015
Garcia Talks Schools, Taxes in Post-Runoff Interview

Garcia Talks Schools, Taxes in Post-Runoff Interview

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia sits down for his first interview since losing the city's... Watch »

Apr 22, 2015
House Passes Limited Ban on Red Light Cameras

House Passes Limited Ban on Red Light Cameras

The Illinois House has approved a proposed ban on red light cameras in certain communities, but none of them are in... Read »

Apr 22, 2015
After Delay, Bill Requiring Vaccines for California Schoolchildren Advances

After Delay, Bill Requiring Vaccines for California Schoolchildren...

A California Senate committee has approved a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated. The... Watch »

Apr 22, 2015
Endorsement or No, Koch Has Backed Walker Before

Endorsement or No, Koch Has Backed Walker Before

Influential and multimillions-spending conservative donor David Koch has dismissed reports that he is backing Wisco... Read »

Apr 22, 2015
Mom Pushes for Legalization of Marijuana Extract

Mom Pushes for Legalization of Marijuana Extract

Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, has shown promise in studies to help treat people who live with epilepsy. Watch »

Apr 21, 2015
Sadlowski Garza Defeats 10th Ward Ald. Pope By 20 Votes

Sadlowski Garza Defeats 10th Ward Ald. Pope By 20 Votes

The results are finally in for perhaps the most contentious aldermanic race this election season. Read »

Apr 21, 2015
First Lady to Give Commencement Speech at Chicago School

First Lady to Give Commencement Speech at Chicago School

Michelle Obama will give the commencement speech at King College Prep, located in the same neighborhood where the... Watch »

Apr 21, 2015
Clinton Expresses Qualms About Trade Deal in NH

Clinton Expresses Qualms About Trade Deal in NH

Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiati... Watch »

Apr 21, 2015
Wife of Ex-Va. Governor: Corruption Trial Was Unfair

Wife of Ex-Va. Governor: Corruption Trial Was Unfair

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on seve... Read »

Apr 21, 2015
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