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Chicago Preliminary Budget Estimate Shows Huge Shortfall
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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 to $754 million and beyond — a total that is so high that the mayor might be forced to raise property taxes. 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
Poll: Scott Walker Leads GOP Field in Illinois

Poll: Scott Walker Leads GOP Field in Illinois

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads the pack of GOP presidential hopefuls in Illinois, according to early polls... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
Patti Blagojevich Weighs In on Poaching of Lion

Patti Blagojevich Weighs In on Poaching of Lion

Former Illinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich has weighed in on the controversy surrounding a Minnesota doctor who is... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
Sen. Kirk 'Not Surprised' Top Donor Flip Flops on Support

Sen. Kirk 'Not Surprised' Top Donor Flip Flops on Support

A top GOP fundraiser who initially called for Sen. Mark Kirk to step down has reversed his stance and pledged his... Watch »

Jul 29, 2015
Hillary Clinton to Call for Lifting Embargo With Cuba

Hillary Clinton to Call for Lifting Embargo With Cuba

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
Aldermen Propose Ban on Drones Near Airports, Schools

Aldermen Propose Ban on Drones Near Airports, Schools

Two Chicago aldermen introduced an ordinance Wednesday to City Council to ban drones from flying near airports and... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
Alderman Proposes Tax on Sugary Drinks

Alderman Proposes Tax on Sugary Drinks

Ald. George Cardenas submitted a proposal to City Council Wednesday to help tackle the city budget and... Watch »

Jul 29, 2015
City Council Votes to End Trash Pickup at Some Buildings

City Council Votes to End Trash Pickup at Some Buildings

In a bid to bolster the city's budget, Chicago's City Council voted Wednesday to end free garbage collection at... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
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