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5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy
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5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

House Republicans are set to get a new second-in-command this week, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy takes over Friday for outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The California native was selected for the position in June, after Cantor was handed a surprising defeat by a... Read »

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Alderman Abandons Bartender Gig After DUI Arrest

Alderman Abandons Bartender Gig After DUI Arrest

Ald. Rey Colon had been slated to take part in a fundraiser to support the "A Day in Avondale"... Read »

2 hours ago
Medical Marijuana Could Soon Be Sold Next to a Starbucks Near You

Medical Marijuana Could Soon Be Sold Next to a Starbucks Near You

Smell that? It's the funky stench of victory for champions of expanding access to medical marijuana in the... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Chicago Should Name More Than Just a Park After Jane Byrne

Chicago Should Name More Than Just a Park After Jane Byrne

By any estimation, Jane deserves her day in the sun. She was one of the most colorful, passionate and, quite... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's top... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
City Council Blocks Watchdog's Campaign Finance Crusade

City Council Blocks Watchdog's Campaign Finance Crusade

Tensions between Chicago aldermen and Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan boiled over on Wednesday as City... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Council Approves Renaming Water Tower Plaza for Byrne

Council Approves Renaming Water Tower Plaza for Byrne

Jane Byrne served as Chicago mayor from 1979 to 1983, but unlike mayors before her, no city parks or buildings bear... Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
Aldermen OK Phone Tax Hike

Aldermen OK Phone Tax Hike

Phone surcharge will increase from $2.50 a month to $3.90. Watch »

6 hours ago
Water Tower Plaza To Be Renamed for Jane Byrne

Water Tower Plaza To Be Renamed for Jane Byrne

Jane Byrne served as Chicago mayor from 1979 to 1983, but unlike mayors before her, no city parks or buildings bear... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Voters Get to Weigh In on Millionaire Tax

Voters Get to Weigh In on Millionaire Tax

The resolution asks voters whether incomes over $1 million should be taxed with a 3 percent surcharge. It comes... Read »

Jul 29, 2014
Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell say her marriage had broken down by the time a former... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Congressman Wants to End CHA

Congressman Wants to End CHA "Supervouchers"

Schock says CHA "supervouchers" allows a select few families to receive $3,000 to $4,000 a month in... Read »

Jul 29, 2014
Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

A jury has been selected in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The... Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Chicago Alderman Arrested for DUI

Chicago Alderman Arrested for DUI

Chicago's 35th Ward alderman was arrested early Friday and charged with driving under the influence, police said. Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Obama's Star-Making DNC Speech, 10 Years Later

Obama's Star-Making DNC Speech, 10 Years Later

Sunday marked the 10-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's star-making keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic... Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold... Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Opinion: City Council Once Again Trying to Pull Wool Over Its Own Eyes

Opinion: City Council Once Again Trying to Pull Wool Over Its Own Eyes...

The fact that Shiller is frontrunner for Office of Financial Analysis is, well, everything you need to know about... Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Christie's Visit to Chicago Includes Trip to Portillo's

Christie's Visit to Chicago Includes Trip to Portillo's

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Chicago Friday night to support Republican governor candidate Bruce... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
Failed Motel Owner's Shady Development Project Suckered Quinn, Madigan and Durbin

Failed Motel Owner's Shady Development Project Suckered Quinn, Madigan...

Anshoo Sethi, the young owner of a failed O'Hare-area motel, managed to trick Illinois' political heavies into... Read »

Jul 25, 2014
Michelle Obama Attends Beyonce Concert After Chicago Fundraiser

Michelle Obama Attends Beyonce Concert After Chicago Fundraiser

After headlining a fundraiser at Chicago's Waldorf Astoria on Thursday, Michelle Obama stopped by River North eatery... Read »

Jul 25, 2014
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