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Emanuel Gets Heat at 1st Town Hall Budget Meeting

Emanuel Gets Heat at 1st Town Hall Budget Meeting

City Hall prepared for disruptions Monday night in Mayor Emanuel’s first of three town hall meetings to discuss the city’s budget, and that is exactly what they got. Watch »

Aug 31, 2015
Moody's Warns Lawmakers of Budget Stalemate Impact

Moody's Warns Lawmakers of Budget Stalemate Impact

A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to reach a budget agreement by late... Read »

Aug 31, 2015
'Ready for Kanye' Fundraising Committee Formed

'Ready for Kanye' Fundraising Committee Formed

Kanye West officially has a fundraising committee behind his 2020 presidential run, which the Chicago rapper... Watch »

Aug 31, 2015
Supreme Court: Ex-Va. Governor Can Remain Free During Appeal

Supreme Court: Ex-Va. Governor Can Remain Free During Appeal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while appealing his corruption convictions to the U.S. Read »

Aug 31, 2015
Walker Says Wall Along Canadian Border Worth Reviewing

Walker Says Wall Along Canadian Border Worth Reviewing

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP... Read »

Aug 30, 2015
Biden Makes Surprise Visit to Del. Democrats' Gathering

Biden Makes Surprise Visit to Del. Democrats' Gathering

Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to the Sussex County Democrats' Jamboree in his home state. The News... Read »

Aug 29, 2015
Judge Orders Schock to Hand Over 3K Additional Documents

Judge Orders Schock to Hand Over 3K Additional Documents

A Federal Judge in Springfield has ordered former congressman Aaron Schock to deliver nearly 3,000 documents... Read »

Aug 27, 2015
Clinton Says Biden Has 'Very Difficult' Decision

Clinton Says Biden Has 'Very Difficult' Decision

Hillary Clinton pledged to run her campaign as usual, in spite of speculation about Vice President Joe Biden joining... Read »

Aug 27, 2015
Trump Vows Never to Eat Oreos Again, Citing Move to Mexico

Trump Vows Never to Eat Oreos Again, Citing Move to Mexico

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his claim Tuesday evening that he would stop eating Oreos... Read »

Aug 26, 2015
Chicago Board of Ed Approves New Budget Amid Protests

Chicago Board of Ed Approves New Budget Amid Protests

Members of the Chicago Board of Education voted to pass the budget for Fiscal Year 2016 as three different protests... Watch »

Aug 26, 2015
'I'm Not a Bully': Trump Defends Ejecting Anchor

'I'm Not a Bully': Trump Defends Ejecting Anchor

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrangled with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos over his immigration... Watch »

Aug 26, 2015
Rauner, Lawmakers Focus on Smaller Projects in Budget Mess

Rauner, Lawmakers Focus on Smaller Projects in Budget Mess

Illinois legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner bickered over potholes, airplanes and other smaller-ticket items Tuesday... Read »

Aug 25, 2015
Rauner: Democrats Trying to 'Claw Their Way' to Tax Hike

Rauner: Democrats Trying to 'Claw Their Way' to Tax Hike

Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says lawmakers' plan to restore cuts to child care services shows Democrats' resolve... Read »

Aug 25, 2015
Fox Chief Defends Kelly, Says Trump Should Apologize

Fox Chief Defends Kelly, Says Trump Should Apologize

Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network's Megyn Kelly an apology for an... Read »

Aug 25, 2015
Rauner Cuts Drug-Treatment Funding From Heroin Bill

Rauner Cuts Drug-Treatment Funding From Heroin Bill

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Monday critical pieces of a bill to intended fight heroin addiction and overdoses,... Read »

Aug 24, 2015
Rauner Grants Immunity to Underage Drinkers Calling for Help

Rauner Grants Immunity to Underage Drinkers Calling for Help

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation allowing immunity from prosecution to minors who call 911 to get help. Read »

Aug 24, 2015
Mayor to Host 3 Town Hall Meetings to Discuss City Budget

Mayor to Host 3 Town Hall Meetings to Discuss City Budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Chicago residents' opinions on how to solve the city's financial crisis as his team works... Watch »

Aug 24, 2015
Blagojevich Resentencing Can Proceed After Stay Refused

Blagojevich Resentencing Can Proceed After Stay Refused

A federal court has denied a request by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his resentencing while he... Read »

Aug 24, 2015
Biden Hires John Edwards' 2008 Communications Director

Biden Hires John Edwards' 2008 Communications Director

Vice President Joe Biden has chosen a top film industry official and former spokeswoman for John Edwards' 2008... Read »

Aug 24, 2015
Report: Madigan Spokesman Has Lucrative Outside Deals

Report: Madigan Spokesman Has Lucrative Outside Deals

The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who... Read »

Aug 23, 2015
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