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Madigan Re-Elected to Lead Illinois Democratic Party

Madigan Re-Elected to Lead Illinois Democratic Party

House Speaker Michael Madigan has been elected to his fifth term as chairman of the Illinois Democratic party. Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Quigley in Ukraine: Political Climate

Quigley in Ukraine: Political Climate "Very Dangerous Situation"

Chicago Congressman Mike Quigley today called the ever changing political and military climate in Ukraine “ a... Watch »

Apr 22, 2014
Rand Paul Touts School Choice in Chicago

Rand Paul Touts School Choice in Chicago

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
17 Things That Will Happen Before Schools Get Air Conditioning

17 Things That Will Happen Before Schools Get Air Conditioning

Mayor Rahm Emanuel reportedly has a “cool new plan in the works” to install air conditioning in all Chicago... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Democrats Eye Chicago, 14 Other Cities for 2016 Convention

Democrats Eye Chicago, 14 Other Cities for 2016 Convention

Chicago has a shot at hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2016. Read »

Apr 22, 2014
CTA Uses Cameras, Lawsuits to Catch Vandals

CTA Uses Cameras, Lawsuits to Catch Vandals

The Chicago Transit Authority is cracking down on vandalism and its using an expanded security camera network to do... Watch »

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Illinois Governor Releases Tax Returns

Illinois Governor Releases Tax Returns

Handwritten returns released Monday show he made a salary of $161,962 and a taxable refund of $1,508. Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Rand Paul Comes for the Education, Will he Stay for the Cash?

Rand Paul Comes for the Education, Will he Stay for the Cash?

All told, if Paul wants to court big-pocketed donors for a possible presidential run in 2016, he’s got no choice but... Read »

Apr 21, 2014
Chicago Officials React to Violent Easter Weekend

Chicago Officials React to Violent Easter Weekend

Chicago's second warm weekend of the season was marked with violence: Nine people were killed and at least 35... Watch »

Apr 21, 2014

Congressman Mike Quigley in Ukraine

Chicago congressman Mike Quigley traveled to Ukraine this April. Here's a look at his photo diary. View »

Apr 21, 2014
More Cops on Bikes Will Patrol High-Crime Areas

More Cops on Bikes Will Patrol High-Crime Areas

Effort is an expansion of the department's "Operation Impact" strategy that was launched last year. Watch »

Apr 21, 2014
Blagojevich Campaign Account Donates Final Dollars

Blagojevich Campaign Account Donates Final Dollars

A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into... Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Regulators Propose Changes to Illinois' MediPot Rules

Regulators Propose Changes to Illinois' MediPot Rules

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered... Read »

Apr 18, 2014
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... 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
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