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Garcia Gains Little Ground in Latest Poll
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Garcia Gains Little Ground in Latest Poll

If the latest poll numbers are a reflection of the big early voting numbers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel should still feel comfortable. Read »

Mar 29, 2015
Fioretti Endorses Emanuel for Mayor

Fioretti Endorses Emanuel for Mayor

Ald. Bob Fioretti announced his support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday in the form of an endorsement with about a... Watch »

Mar 29, 2015
Marco Rubio Eyes Apr. 13 for Presidential Announcement

Marco Rubio Eyes Apr. 13 for Presidential Announcement

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will "likely" roll out his planned presidential campaign on April 13 in... Read »

Mar 29, 2015
Rahm, Chuy Cross Paths in Crucial Weekend for Early Voting

Rahm, Chuy Cross Paths in Crucial Weekend for Early Voting

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia hit the streets for a big weekend of early voting and... Watch »

Mar 28, 2015
California Mayor Bans City Travel to Indiana

California Mayor Bans City Travel to Indiana

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has banned all publicly funded travel to Indiana after the state's governor, Mike... Read »

Mar 28, 2015
A Look Back: Emanuel, Garcia Have Long Histories in Politics

A Look Back: Emanuel, Garcia Have Long Histories in Politics

Imagine Rahm Emanuel as a young political operative. Then picture Jesus Garcia as a novice candidate. Watch »

Mar 27, 2015
Rep. Duckworth to Announce 2016 Senate Bid: Report

Rep. Duckworth to Announce 2016 Senate Bid: Report

Rep. Tammy Duckworth will reportedly announce a 2016 Senate bid next week. Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Conservative Money in City Council Race Sparks Controversy

Conservative Money in City Council Race Sparks Controversy

41 ward council woman Mary O'Connor says that her runoff challenger Anthony Napolitano should give back campaign... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Where Does Harry Reid's Departure Leave Sen. Durbin?

Where Does Harry Reid's Departure Leave Sen. Durbin?

Sen. Harry Reid's retirement announcement brings with it questions about whether Illinois Sen. Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Official: Ind. Boycott a

Official: Ind. Boycott a "Tempest in a Teacup"

Convention bureau chief says he doesn't expect Indiana's new "religious freedom" law to have a negative... Watch »

Mar 27, 2015
Harry Reid Backs Chuck Schumer for Senate Minority Leader

Harry Reid Backs Chuck Schumer for Senate Minority Leader

Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH

Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH

Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Rauner Signs Compromise Plan to Fix Budget Hole

Rauner Signs Compromise Plan to Fix Budget Hole

The $35.7 billion budget lawmakers passed last spring that didn't allocate enough money for expenses, creating the... Watch »

Mar 27, 2015
Emanuel, Garcia Debate in Race For Chicago Mayor

Emanuel, Garcia Debate in Race For Chicago Mayor

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are meeting Thursday for the... Watch »

Mar 26, 2015
Jackson Jr. Begins Term at Halfway House

Jackson Jr. Begins Term at Halfway House

Former Illinois congressman arrived Thursday night at a Baltimore facility called "Volunteers of... Watch »

Mar 27, 2015
Schock Says He Leaves Congress With Sadness, Humility

Schock Says He Leaves Congress With Sadness, Humility

Embattled Illinois congressman gave his farewell speech Thursday on the floor of the House of Representatives. Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Blagojevich Brother: JJJr. Was Behind Senate Seat Scheme

Blagojevich Brother: JJJr. Was Behind Senate Seat Scheme

Because he had access to trial discovery in the case, Robert Blagojevich said he read the FBI's interview report of... Watch »

Mar 26, 2015
Has JJJr. Repaid His Debt to Society?

Has JJJr. Repaid His Debt to Society?

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama prison Thursday morning after serving more than a... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative

CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
Indiana Gov. Signs Religious Objections Bill

Indiana Gov. Signs Religious Objections Bill

The measure would prohibit state and local laws that "substantially burden" the ability of people to... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
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