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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 more »

Sep 2, 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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

Aug 23, 2015
Trump Doubles Down on Building Border Wall at Ala. Rally

Trump Doubles Down on Building Border Wall at Ala. Rally

Thousands of people showed up to hear Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speak at an Alabama rally... Read more »

Aug 21, 2015
Blagojevich Attorneys Ask Appeals Court to Hold Decision

Blagojevich Attorneys Ask Appeals Court to Hold Decision

Attorneys for imprisoned former governor Rod Blagojevich have asked the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to place on... Read more »

Aug 21, 2015
Trump Condemns Beating of Homeless Mexican Citizen in Boston

Trump Condemns Beating of Homeless Mexican Citizen in Boston

Donald Trump on Friday condemned the assault on a homeless man in Boston that the suspects said was inspired by his... Read more »

Aug 21, 2015
Trump Says 'A Lot' of Chicago Gang Members are Illegal Immigrants

Trump Says 'A Lot' of Chicago Gang Members are Illegal Immigrants

Donald Trump said he thinks a lot of “gang members” in America, particularly in Chicago, Baltimore and Ferguson, are... Read more »

Aug 21, 2015
Prosecutors: Schock Not ‘Immune From Criminal Responsibility’

Prosecutors: Schock Not ‘Immune From Criminal Responsibility’

Federal prosecutors fired back at former congressman Aaron Schock Thursday, declaring that Members of Congress are... Read more »

Aug 20, 2015
Bush Defends Use of Term 'Anchor Babies'

Bush Defends Use of Term 'Anchor Babies'

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush defended his use of the term "anchor babies" on a talk radio show to... Read more »

Aug 20, 2015
Democrats Pledge to Stand United in Face of Rauner 'Attacks'

Democrats Pledge to Stand United in Face of Rauner 'Attacks'

Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an "epic struggle" with first-year Republican Gov. Watch »

Aug 20, 2015
Former Va. First Lady Wants Corruption Charges Overturned

Former Va. First Lady Wants Corruption Charges Overturned

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell said Wednesday that a recent appeals court decision rejecting her... Read more »

Aug 20, 2015
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