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Mayoral Candidates Solidify Positions in Second Debate

Mayoral Candidates Solidify Positions in Second Debate

The candidates for mayor returned to familiar territory in the second debate of the campaign season when they argued their positions in front of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Friday. Watch »

Jan 30, 2015
Rauner Defends Big Salaries for Staffers

Rauner Defends Big Salaries for Staffers

The Republican told reporters Friday that some of his administration hires from the private sector were taking pay... Read »

Jan 30, 2015
Poll Shows Rahm Leading, in Danger of Runoff

Poll Shows Rahm Leading, in Danger of Runoff

A Chicago Tribune poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel with 42 percent of the vote, which gives him a significant lead over... Watch »

Jan 29, 2015
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NYC's "Rent Is Too Damn High" Candidate Facing Eviction

A New York City man who made his political name over the claim that "the rent is too damn high" may soon not have a... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Judge Won't Toss Abuse of Power Charges Against Perry

Judge Won't Toss Abuse of Power Charges Against Perry

A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Mayoral Candidates Vie for Endorsement

Mayoral Candidates Vie for Endorsement

A group of mayoral challengers took aim at incumbent Rahm Emanuel Tuesday morning during an endorsement session... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Wisconsin Governor Launches Committee for 2016 Run

Wisconsin Governor Launches Committee for 2016 Run

Tax-exempt group can facilitate paying for his activities as he seriously eyes a 2016 White House bid. Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Mayoral Candidates Mostly Agree on Chicago Casino

Mayoral Candidates Mostly Agree on Chicago Casino

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the four candidates trying to unseat him participated in a Tuesday debate hosted... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Mayor's Race Heats Up As Election Nears

Mayor's Race Heats Up As Election Nears

Mayoral candidates are taking things up a notch as the February election nears. Watch »

Jan 26, 2015
Docs Reveal Top-Scoring MediPot Cultivation Applicants

Docs Reveal Top-Scoring MediPot Cultivation Applicants

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration had prepared... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Documents: Quinn Had MediPot Recommendations, Didn't Act

Documents: Quinn Had MediPot Recommendations, Didn't Act

Newly released documents show former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations on which businesses should... Watch »

Jan 26, 2015
N.J. Gov. Christie Courts Iowa Conservatives

N.J. Gov. Christie Courts Iowa Conservatives

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to connect with Iowa conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday by... Read »

Jan 25, 2015
Obama Endorses Emanuel in Radio Ad

Obama Endorses Emanuel in Radio Ad

President Obama has endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a radio advertisement that is set to air beginning Monday. Read »

Jan 25, 2015
Willie Wilson Debuts New Radio Ad

Willie Wilson Debuts New Radio Ad

Advertising is about getting someone’s attention, and that’s certainly what mayoral candidate Willie Wilson’s new... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Quinn Leaves Office Without Penning Final Statement

Quinn Leaves Office Without Penning Final Statement

Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed. But he didn't Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Shoots Down Request For Kenosha Casino

Wisconsin Gov. Shoots Down Request For Kenosha Casino

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and Hard Rock wanted to build an $800 million casino complex at the former... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run

Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Rauner Picks Former Hawaii Governor as COO

Rauner Picks Former Hawaii Governor as COO

Gov. Bruce Rauner is tapping former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to serve in his administration. Read »

Jan 22, 2015
United Working Families Backs Garcia For Mayor

United Working Families Backs Garcia For Mayor

A Chicago group that's adopted strategies of the national organization which helped Bill de Blasio become mayor... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source

Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges, a law... Watch »

Jan 22, 2015
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