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Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 07:26 PM CST

Aldermen Halt Emanuel’s Plan to Raise Smoking Age

Aldermen Halt Emanuel’s Plan to Raise Smoking Age

A group of Chicago aldermen recently shot down Mayor Emanuel’s plan to increase the city’s smoking age from 18 to 21 and add a $6 million tax on all types of tobacco.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:23 PM CST

Alvarez Battles Opponents During Editorial Board Endorsement Sessions

Alvarez Battles Opponents During Editorial Board Endorsement Sessions

Embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez defended her tenure during a Chicago Tribune Editorial Board endorsement session Thursday.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 04:17 PM CST

Rep. Dunkin’s Primary Opponent Receives High-Profile Endorsements

Rep. Dunkin’s Primary Opponent Receives High-Profile Endorsements

Julianna Stratton held a news conference Thursday to announce a host of powerful endorsements as she moves forward with her bid to unseat state Rep. Ken Dunkin, her opponent in the March 15 Democratic primary...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 03:18 PM CST

Public Can't Attend Obama's Speech at Illinois House

Public Can't Attend Obama's Speech at Illinois House

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 06:42 PM CST

Trump Tells Voters He Doesn't Need Money, 'I Need Your Vote'

Trump Tells Voters He Doesn't Need Money, 'I Need Your Vote'

Republican candidate Donald Trump spoke to hundreds at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, just two days before the state's primary. Trump asked that people not vote at all if they can't vote for

Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 05:26 PM CST

Gloria Steinem Apologizes for Comments About Young Women

Gloria Steinem Apologizes for Comments About Young Women

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has apologized for implying that younger women have chosen to support Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton because they want to meet men, NBC News reported. "In a case...

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