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Illinois Senate Approves Plan to Spend $5B in Funds

Illinois Senate Approves Plan to Spend $5B in Funds

The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies during the state's budget stalemate. Read »

Aug 4, 2015
Emanuel, McCarthy Double Number of Police Bike Patrols

Emanuel, McCarthy Double Number of Police Bike Patrols

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the city's police department has doubled the number of bike patrols and... Watch »

Aug 4, 2015
Trump Says Call Me After Phone Number Goes Public

Trump Says Call Me After Phone Number Goes Public

Republican billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump was unfazed when he got a taste of his own medicine... Read »

2 hours ago
Blagojevich Releases First Statement Since Entering Prison

Blagojevich Releases First Statement Since Entering Prison

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich released his first public statement since he entered prison, saying he and his family... Watch »

Aug 4, 2015
Ex-Gov. Blagojevich Asks Full Court to Hear Appeal

Ex-Gov. Blagojevich Asks Full Court to Hear Appeal

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a full federal appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after... Watch »

Aug 4, 2015
Schock Still Spending Campaign Funds: Documents

Schock Still Spending Campaign Funds: Documents

New documents filed last Friday with the Federal Election Commission show Aaron Schock is still spending his... Watch »

Aug 3, 2015
GOP Candidates Take Aim at Immigrants During Candidate Forum in New Hampshire

GOP Candidates Take Aim at Immigrants During Candidate Forum in New...

All but three of the 17 major Republican candidates for president participated in what was essentially a debate... Watch »

Aug 4, 2015
Chicago Preliminary Budget Estimate Shows Huge Shortfall

Chicago Preliminary Budget Estimate Shows Huge Shortfall

A preliminary budget released by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows a gaping budget shortfall for 2016 that could grow... Read »

Aug 1, 2015
Hastert Closes PAC, Moves $10,000 to Defense Fund

Hastert Closes PAC, Moves $10,000 to Defense Fund

Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action... Read »

Aug 1, 2015
Mel Reynolds Accuses Justice Department of Racism

Mel Reynolds Accuses Justice Department of Racism

Mel Reynolds’ legal saga took yet another twist Friday. The former congressman appeared in court again to show the... Watch »

Jul 31, 2015
Blagojevich Attorney Says He'll Ask Full Court for Rehearing

Blagojevich Attorney Says He'll Ask Full Court for Rehearing

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after a panel... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Hillary and Bill Clinton Earn Nearly $142M Since 2007

Hillary and Bill Clinton Earn Nearly $142M Since 2007

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Presidential Super PACs Set to Report on Funding

Presidential Super PACs Set to Report on Funding

Unlike campaigns, these outside groups aren't limited in how much money they can accept from individual donors. Read »

Jul 31, 2015
What You Need to Know as Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect

What You Need to Know as Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect

The new ban on plastic grocery bags in Chicago goes into effect Aug. 1, but many stores won't ditch the plastic... Watch »

Aug 1, 2015
In Miami, Clinton Calls for Lifting Cuba Embargo

In Miami, Clinton Calls for Lifting Cuba Embargo

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since... Watch »

Jul 31, 2015
Lindsey Graham Backs Mark Kirk's Re-Election Bid

Lindsey Graham Backs Mark Kirk's Re-Election Bid

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham brought his Republican presidential campaign to Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Judge Gives Mel Reynolds 1 Day to Find New Housing

Judge Gives Mel Reynolds 1 Day to Find New Housing

Mel Reynolds has a problem. The federal government does not like where he lives. So much so, that at one point... Watch »

Jul 30, 2015
Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton Won't Run for Congress

Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton Won't Run for Congress

Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton says he's decided not to run for Congress to replace Democratic U.S. Read »

Jul 30, 2015
Aaron Schock in Court on Possible Contempt Charge

Aaron Schock in Court on Possible Contempt Charge

Former Congressman Aaron Schock and his attorneys appeared in Springfield federal court this week for a hearing... Read »

Jul 30, 2015
Mel Reynolds Says He'll Plead Not Guilty to Tax Charges

Mel Reynolds Says He'll Plead Not Guilty to Tax Charges

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds on Wednesday said he will plead not guilty to federal charges he failed to file income... Watch »

Jul 29, 2015
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