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Wife of Ex-Va. Governor: Corruption Trial Was Unfair
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Wife of Ex-Va. Governor: Corruption Trial Was Unfair

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on several public corruption charges are based on an overly broad definition of bribery and that she did not receive a fair trial owing to mistakes by the presiding federal... Read »

18 minutes ago
Video Shows Mayor's SUV Going Wrong Way Down Street

Video Shows Mayor's SUV Going Wrong Way Down Street

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's motorcade has again been captured on camera running a red light, and in the latest incident the... Read »

45 minutes ago
Jeb Bush to Visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June

Jeb Bush to Visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June

Republican Jeb Bush is planning a policy trip to Europe in June, to speak on the global economy and meet with... Read »

Apr 20, 2015
Man's Obituary Urges Readers to Reject Hillary Clinton

Man's Obituary Urges Readers to Reject Hillary Clinton

A North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral... Read »

Apr 20, 2015
All About Hillary: Why Clinton's at Center of 2016 Talk

All About Hillary: Why Clinton's at Center of 2016 Talk

Hillary Clinton is just nine days into her official run for president — and already, predictably, the 2016... Read »

Apr 20, 2015
Campaigning Hillary Clinton Says Economy Has

Campaigning Hillary Clinton Says Economy Has "Stalled Out"

Road tripping for her presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a dark assessment of a "stalled out"... Watch »

Apr 20, 2015
Low-Level Drug Offenders to Get Treatment, Not Jail

Low-Level Drug Offenders to Get Treatment, Not Jail

Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent... Watch »

Apr 20, 2015
Rauner Attempts to Broker Mega-Deal in State Legislature

Rauner Attempts to Broker Mega-Deal in State Legislature

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has seized on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity. Read »

Apr 18, 2015
Illinois' Medical Marijuana Chief to Step Down

Illinois' Medical Marijuana Chief to Step Down

Bob Morgan said it's been "an incredible honor" to lead the state's medical cannabis program. Read »

Apr 16, 2015
WATCH: Senator's

WATCH: Senator's "Frozen" Ringtone Interrupts Hearing

A Senate Finance Committee meeting got an unexpected interruption from a “Let it Go” ringtone on Thursday. Watch »

Apr 16, 2015
Jeb Bush: Campaign Decision

Jeb Bush: Campaign Decision "In Relatively Short Order"

Jeb Bush said Thursday he will make up his mind "in relatively short order" whether to seek the Republican... Read »

Apr 16, 2015
Rauner Extends Tax Return Deadline for Tornado Victims

Rauner Extends Tax Return Deadline for Tornado Victims

Gov. Bruce Rauner has extended tax return deadlines for residents affected by last week's tornado and severe weather... Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Schock Spent Big Until Resignation

Schock Spent Big Until Resignation

Former congressman Aaron Schock may be gone, but he still has to explain himself to the Federal Election... Watch »

Apr 16, 2015
State Panel Strips Ex-Illinois Lawmaker Farnham's Pension

State Panel Strips Ex-Illinois Lawmaker Farnham's Pension

A state panel has stripped former Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham's pension after he was convicted of federal... Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Emanuel Disapproves of

Emanuel Disapproves of "Chiraq" Film Title

Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressed his disapproval of the working title of the upcoming Spike Lee film "Chiraq"... Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Election Expert: Lawsuit Against Schock Could Face Obstacles

Election Expert: Lawsuit Against Schock Could Face Obstacles

A federal election law expert says a campaign donor's federal lawsuit against former U.S. Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Schock Donor Sues For Reimbursement

Schock Donor Sues For Reimbursement

A Chicago lawyer who donated $500 to former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign is suing for reimbursement following... Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Election Dates to Replace Schock Set for July, September

Election Dates to Replace Schock Set for July, September

The dates have been set in the special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock. Read »

Apr 15, 2015
Ald. Michele Smith Wins Re-Election in 43rd Ward

Ald. Michele Smith Wins Re-Election in 43rd Ward

Ald. Michele Smith claimed victory in the 43rd Ward race Tuesday when challenger Caroline Vickrey conceded. Read »

Apr 14, 2015
Rauner to File Extension On Personal Income Taxes

Rauner to File Extension On Personal Income Taxes

Gov. Bruce Rauner will not file his personal income taxes by Wednesday, according to a spokesman. Read »

Apr 14, 2015
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