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Quinn, Rauner Spar at Tribune Editorial Session

Quinn, Rauner Spar at Tribune Editorial Session

The feisty tone of the Illinois governor's race ratcheted up Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce... Read »

Sep 10, 2014
Alderman Wants Speed-Limit Increase After Spike in Tickets

Alderman Wants Speed-Limit Increase After Spike in Tickets

A Chicago alderman is taking the city's red light camera problems into his own hands. Watch »

Sep 10, 2014
Chicago Mayoral Race: Lewis, Fioretti Turn Up the Heat

Chicago Mayoral Race: Lewis, Fioretti Turn Up the Heat

Two of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's most vocal critics are incher closer to making a decision on whether... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
The 10 Most Riveting Moments in the Rauner-Quinn (Non) Debate

The 10 Most Riveting Moments in the Rauner-Quinn (Non) Debate

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican opponent Bruce Rauner hurled the lowest of blows at one... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014
Romney Inner Circle Meeting in Washington

Romney Inner Circle Meeting in Washington

Members of Mitt Romney's inner circle are shooting down speculation about the former Republican... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Wisconsin Takes Gay Marriage Fight to U.S. Supreme Court

Wisconsin Takes Gay Marriage Fight to U.S. Supreme Court

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Why Ditka Filmed That Rauner Commercial

Why Ditka Filmed That Rauner Commercial

The legendary Chicago Bears coach is as beloved as he is ubiquitous here in the Windy City, where the... Read »

Sep 8, 2014
City Approves Settlement in Police Abuse Case

City Approves Settlement in Police Abuse Case

City attorney Leslie Darling told committee members Monday videotape shows Jianqing Klyzek resisting arrest and... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014
Rauner Education Plan Short on Specifics

Rauner Education Plan Short on Specifics

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner outlined an education reform plan Monday that touched on... Read »

Sep 8, 2014
Karen Lewis Loans $40,000 to Her Campaign

Karen Lewis Loans $40,000 to Her Campaign

Chicago Teacher's Union President and potential mayoral contender in 2015 Karen Lewis has boosted her... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Rep. Luis Gutierrez Slams White House for Immigration Delay

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Slams White House for Immigration Delay

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez warns that President Barack Obama's immigration indecision might have... Read »

Sep 8, 2014
Anti-Rauner Political Ad Spoofs the Country Club Set

Anti-Rauner Political Ad Spoofs the Country Club Set

A new political ad targeting Bruce Rauner takes a big swipe at the country club set in a spoof worthy of... Read »

Sep 8, 2014
Ditka Appears in New Rauner Ad

Ditka Appears in New Rauner Ad

Da Coach has appeared in yet another commercial, but this time it’s political. Read »

Sep 7, 2014
Quinn, Rauner Showcase

Quinn, Rauner Showcase "Everyday Lifestyles"

The battle for governor in Illinois continued Friday as both Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican candidate Bruce... Watch »

Sep 7, 2014
Rahm's Police Union Deal Gets No Love From Lewis, Fioretti

Rahm's Police Union Deal Gets No Love From Lewis, Fioretti

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political allies are applauding his pact with the Fraternal Order of Police union to reportedly... Read »

Sep 5, 2014
Meet Chuck Todd of

Meet Chuck Todd of "Meet the Press"

As Chuck Todd prepares to take the helm of "Meet the Press", he answered questions on Reddit. Here's a bit Read »

Sep 6, 2014
This Week in Mudslinging: Rauner's Foot-in-Mouth Disease Takes Turn for the Worse; Candidates Play Wealth Card

This Week in Mudslinging: Rauner's Foot-in-Mouth Disease Takes Turn for...

Now that Labor Day Weekend has come and gone, it's time for the real games to begin. The end of summer is... Read »

Sep 5, 2014
Uber Recruits A-List Lobbyists to Buy Influence in Illinois

Uber Recruits A-List Lobbyists to Buy Influence in Illinois

Beside recruiting President Barack Obama's former adviser David Plouffe to lead its policy branch, Uber has brought... Read »

Sep 5, 2014
Opinion: Quinn Needs More Than ‘Class Warfare’ Strategy to Win

Opinion: Quinn Needs More Than ‘Class Warfare’ Strategy to Win

Quinn seems to be placing all of his bets on one central idea: Bruce Rauner is simply too rich to be governor. Read »

Sep 5, 2014
Who Wins Twitter: Durbin vs. Oberweis

Who Wins Twitter: Durbin vs. Oberweis

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has thousands more Twitter followers than Jim Oberweis, but the suburban Chicago ice... Read »

Sep 4, 2014
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