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Gov. Quinn Appoints Longtime Aide as Comptroller

Gov. Quinn Appoints Longtime Aide as Comptroller

Gov. Pat Quinn appointed a replacement for the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Mary Ann Ahern reports. Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Obama Only Calls on Female Reporters

Obama Only Calls on Female Reporters

There was a lot said at President Barack Obama’s annual year-end press conference, but it was who he spoke to during... Read »

Dec 19, 2014
Kirk Plans to Host Screening of

Kirk Plans to Host Screening of "The Interview"

Sen. Mark Kirk said in a recent interview he hopes to have his first big re-election fundraiser at a screening of... Read »

Dec 19, 2014
Quinn Appoints Stermer as Topinka Replacement

Quinn Appoints Stermer as Topinka Replacement

Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday afternoon named Jerry Stermer to replace late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Willie Wilson Says Rahm Challenged His Own Signature on Petition

Willie Wilson Says Rahm Challenged His Own Signature on Petition

The mayoral candidate revealed "bombshell documents" that he said proved the mayor's tactics to keep him... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Emanuel Touts Changes Made, Looks Ahead to Next Year

Emanuel Touts Changes Made, Looks Ahead to Next Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is further distancing himself from Mayor Richard Daley’s tenure. Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Obama Calls in to Governor's Final Show With a

Obama Calls in to Governor's Final Show With a "Few Complaints," Praise...

Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded hundreds of calls during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Quinn Calls Special Session for Comptroller

Quinn Calls Special Session for Comptroller

Gov. Pat Quinn has filed for a special session to elect a new Illinois comptroller following the death of Judy Baar... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Patterson Bumped From Mayoral Ballot

Patterson Bumped From Mayoral Ballot

It appears Willie Wilson has won his challenge to bump Fenton Patterson off the ballot as a candidate for mayor. Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Rauner May Rent While Executive Mansion is Repaired

Rauner May Rent While Executive Mansion is Repaired

Governor elect and his wife have vowed to live in the governor's mansion in downtown Springfield after his... Read »

Dec 17, 2014
Topinka Remembered as Honest, Tough at Memorial

Topinka Remembered as Honest, Tough at Memorial

Illinois Comptroller died unexpectedly last week at the age of 70 after suffering complications from a stroke. Watch »

Dec 17, 2014
Rick Perry Compares Hanukkah to Boston Tea Party

Rick Perry Compares Hanukkah to Boston Tea Party

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is marking the first night of Hanukkah by likening the Jewish Festival of Lights to the Boston... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Warren, Biden for President Among Democrats

Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Warren, Biden for President Among...

A majority of Democratic voters said they would back a 2016 presidential run by former Secretary of State Hillary... Read »

Dec 17, 2014
Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Bill to Fund Gov't

Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Bill to Fund Gov't

President Barack Obama on Tuesday night signed into law the $1.1 trillion "cromnibus" bill to keep the... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Jeb Bush's Announcement Jolts Primary Race

Jeb Bush's Announcement Jolts Primary Race

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jolted the 2016 Republican primary race with his Tuesday announcement that he is... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Fioretti Accuses Rahm of Taking Credit for Rat Idea

Fioretti Accuses Rahm of Taking Credit for Rat Idea

Second Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday for allegedly attempting to take credit for his... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Rauner:

Rauner: "Famous" Act to Play at Inaugural Bash

Tickets for Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner's Jan. 12 inauguration are free of charge, but entry into a VIP pre-party and... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Kirk Votes Against NRA on Surgeon General Vote

Kirk Votes Against NRA on Surgeon General Vote

When the U.S. Senate rubber-stamped President Obama's new surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, on Monday, Illinois... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Emanuel Gets Subpoenaed in Ballot Challenge

Emanuel Gets Subpoenaed in Ballot Challenge

Dr. Willie Wilson, a potential candidate for Chicago mayor who's had his ballot signatures challenged, wants a... Watch »

Dec 16, 2014
Jeb Bush: I'll

Jeb Bush: I'll "See If My Message Can Resonate"

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took his most definitive step yet toward running for president Tuesday, saying he will... Watch »

Dec 16, 2014
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