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Tammy Duckworth Announces She's Pregnant
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Tammy Duckworth Announces She's Pregnant

Iraq veteran and double amputee from Hoffman Estates expecting baby girl in December. Watch »

3 hours ago
Quinn to Live on Minimum Wage for Week

Quinn to Live on Minimum Wage for Week

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it's like to live on the state's minimum wage of $8.25 an... Read »

Aug 31, 2014
Con Artist Who Tricked Quinn, Madigan and Durbin Gets Indicted on Fraud Charges

Con Artist Who Tricked Quinn, Madigan and Durbin Gets Indicted on Fraud...

Anshoo Sethi, the social-climbing young con artist who suckered prominent Illinois politicians into supporting... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Quinn vs. Rauner: Who Won the Pseudo-Debate?

Quinn vs. Rauner: Who Won the Pseudo-Debate?

It wasn't a debate-debate, but Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner's Thursday showdown could be classified as such—the first... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Opinion: Taking Emanuel’s Money Could Have Political Costs

Opinion: Taking Emanuel’s Money Could Have Political Costs

Aldermanic candidates could potentially suffer at the polls if it comes out they're being supported by... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Ald. Bob Fioretti Crowd-Sources Possible Mayoral Run

Ald. Bob Fioretti Crowd-Sources Possible Mayoral Run

With all the buzz about Karen Lewis possibly running for Chicago mayor, it's sometimes easy to overlook 2nd... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Pro-Rahm Super PAC Schemes to Add More Allies in City Council

Pro-Rahm Super PAC Schemes to Add More Allies in City Council

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election super PAC is targeting 53 alderman candidates with a questionnaire designed... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Judge Throws Out Koschman Lawsuit Against Police

Judge Throws Out Koschman Lawsuit Against Police

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman, the mother of... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Quinn Earmarks $10M for

Quinn Earmarks $10M for "Safe Passage"

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday announced the state is earmarking $10 million for Chicago Public... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Debate Plans

Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Debate Plans

Durbin spokesman Ron Holmes says nothing is finalized and campaigns were still in Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Quinn's Staffer Resigns Amid IDOT Controversy

Quinn's Staffer Resigns Amid IDOT Controversy

Gov. Pat Quinn's deputy chief of staff is stepping down amid controversy over allegedly improper patronage... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Opinion: Rauner Cries Poor on the Campaign Trail

Opinion: Rauner Cries Poor on the Campaign Trail

The next thing you know, the Rauner campaign will be claiming it doesn't have enough gas money for the... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Rahm Emanuel vs. Karen Lewis: Analyzing Their Twitter Followers

Rahm Emanuel vs. Karen Lewis: Analyzing Their Twitter Followers

Last week we analyzed the demographics of those following Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican rival... Read »

Aug 27, 2014
Chris Christie's 5 Biggest

Chris Christie's 5 Biggest "Quinn-sults"

If you don't have anything nice to say about Gov. Pat Quinn, well then sit next to Chris Christie! The mouthy... Watch »

Aug 26, 2014
Former Fla. Gov. Crist Clinches Democratic Nomination

Former Fla. Gov. Crist Clinches Democratic Nomination

Florida Democrats selected former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their nominee to challenge Republican Watch »

Aug 27, 2014
How Bruce Rauner Can Woo Chicago Voters (And Swing the Election)

How Bruce Rauner Can Woo Chicago Voters (And Swing the Election)

Bruce Rauner has loads of support in suburban and downstate Illinois, but can he trounce Pat Quinn in Chicago? Not a... Read »

Aug 26, 2014
Rod Blagojevich Sends Wife Anniversary Letter From Prison

Rod Blagojevich Sends Wife Anniversary Letter From Prison

In what might be the highest level of communication the public has seen from him, Rod Blagojevich sent his... Watch »

Aug 26, 2014
Opinion: Chris Christie Doesn't Like Democracy

Opinion: Chris Christie Doesn't Like Democracy

Maybe the next time Christie comes to town, he can check with the candidate he’s supporting to make sure they've got... Read »

Aug 26, 2014
Former Va. Governor Questioned About Dealings With Executive

Former Va. Governor Questioned About Dealings With Executive

Cross-examination of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended Tuesday afternoon in the corruption trial of McDonnell... Watch »

Aug 26, 2014
Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

8/26/14: Today is the first day for politicians to begin circulating petitions for Chicago elections,... Watch »

Aug 26, 2014
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