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Opinion: Why Oberweis Is Pivoting on Gay Marriage

Opinion: Why Oberweis Is Pivoting on Gay Marriage

In a stunning turnaround, Jim Oberweis has revealed that he would support a federal law for gay marriage though he'd rather states have the final say on the issue. Read »

36 minutes ago
Quinn, Rauner Focus on Women, Early Voters

Quinn, Rauner Focus on Women, Early Voters

Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign hosted feminist activist Gloria Steinem Friday, while Rauner was to headline an... Read »

2 hours ago
This Week in Mudslinging: Bruce Rauner Is An Alpha Bully; Oberweis Is Toast.

This Week in Mudslinging: Bruce Rauner Is An Alpha Bully; Oberweis...

There's T minus 12 days to go 'til Election Day, and no clear winner in the close battle between Illinois Read »

3 hours ago
Daily Dish: Friday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Friday's Political Headlines

With less than two weeks to go before the election, NBC 5's Katie Kim has the latest on the Illinois... Watch »

6 hours ago
Opinion: Was City Duped on Interest Rate Swaps?

Opinion: Was City Duped on Interest Rate Swaps?

Activists and others are calling on the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools to come clean about... Read »

5 hours ago
Michelle Obama Stars In Another Pro-Quinn TV Ad: Video

Michelle Obama Stars In Another Pro-Quinn TV Ad: Video

Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign has released a new ad starring First Lady Michelle Obama, this one with footage from... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS Dismissed

Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Dold, Schneider Battle in Race for 10th District

Dold, Schneider Battle in Race for 10th District

Democrat Brad Schneider is the incumbent, having served one term in Congress, campaigning alongside Vice... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
Obama Invites Jackie Robinson West to Washington

Obama Invites Jackie Robinson West to Washington

While in Chicago earlier this week, President Barack Obama reportedly paid a visit to the Jackie Robinson... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Opinion: Sun-Times Squanders Trust

Opinion: Sun-Times Squanders Trust

It doesn't matter whether the Sun-Times had the purest of motives in endorsing someone like Rauner. Read »

4 hours ago
Biden: Each Vote for Democrats Crucial

Biden: Each Vote for Democrats Crucial

Vice president headlined a rally in suburban Vernon Hills in support of Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider, U.S. Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Sun-Times Reporter Resigns, Criticizes Paper's Leadership and Bruce Rauner

Sun-Times Reporter Resigns, Criticizes Paper's Leadership and...

The final straw, McKinney said, was the Sun Times' decision to reverse its three-year-old no endorsement policy and... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Daily Dish: Wednesday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Wednesday's Political Headlines

10/22/14: NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has today's Chicago political headlines. Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Emanuel Names Kurt Summers Jr. To City Treasurer Post

Emanuel Names Kurt Summers Jr. To City Treasurer Post

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday appointed Kurt Summers Jr. to the City Treasurer post being left by... Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Read »

Oct 22, 2014
Bloomberg Pours $1.9 Million Into Pro-Dold Ad Buy

Bloomberg Pours $1.9 Million Into Pro-Dold Ad Buy

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee Independence USA is pouring $1.9... Read »

Oct 22, 2014
Durbin, Oberweis Face Off in 1st Senate Debate

Durbin, Oberweis Face Off in 1st Senate Debate

Candidates tussled over same-sex marriage, services for veterans and a ban on assault weapons. Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Former President Stumps for Quinn, Durbin

Former President Stumps for Quinn, Durbin

Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Rivals Debate in New Hampshire Senate Race

Rivals Debate in New Hampshire Senate Race

Republican challenger Scott Brown continued to hammer away at Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's record in Washington as the... Watch »

Oct 22, 2014

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