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Rauner Calls For Hiring Freeze

Rauner Calls For Hiring Freeze

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner asked Gov. Pat Quinn to put a hiring freeze in place during his final weeks in office. Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
With All Ballots Counted, SoCal City Council Race Locked in Tie

With All Ballots Counted, SoCal City Council Race Locked in Tie

The razor-thin race for a Chula Vista City Council seat has ended in a tie, two weeks after Election Day, San Diego... Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
After Ferguson, McCarthy Orders CPD to Reach Out to Community

After Ferguson, McCarthy Orders CPD to Reach Out to Community

McCarthy has told commanders to form "phone trees" with telephone numbers of key community leaders... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Illinois Lawmakers Want to Raise the Minimum Wage to $11 Per Hour

Illinois Lawmakers Want to Raise the Minimum Wage to $11 Per Hour

Widespread support for raising the minimum wage in Illinois has led state Democrats to propose an increase of $11... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
VIDEO: Democrat Jim Webb to Explore 2016 White House Run

VIDEO: Democrat Jim Webb to Explore 2016 White House Run

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb launched an exploratory committee to consider a Democratic presidential campaign in... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Rep. Duckworth Announces Birth of Baby Girl

Rep. Duckworth Announces Birth of Baby Girl

U.S. Representative and husband Bryan Bowlsbey named the girl Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey. Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
Tom Cross Concedes Defeat in Illinois Treasurer Race

Tom Cross Concedes Defeat in Illinois Treasurer Race

Ending a bitter post-election stand-off, Republican Tom Cross has accepted defeat to Democrat Mike Frerichs in the... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
City Council Approves 2015 Chicago Budget

City Council Approves 2015 Chicago Budget

Chicago's City Council on Wednesday voted 46-4 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2015 Chicago budget that includes... Watch »

Nov 19, 2014
Emanuel Drops First TV Spot of Re-Election Campaign

Emanuel Drops First TV Spot of Re-Election Campaign

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dropped the first TV ad of his 2015 re-election campaign, along with a new slogan:... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Clinton Could Announce Run in January

Clinton Could Announce Run in January

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce in January that she will run for president in 2016, Democratic sources told... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
DePaul Arena Budget Balloons to $250 Million: Report

DePaul Arena Budget Balloons to $250 Million: Report

The budget to build a DePaul University basketball stadium in the South Loop has reportedly grown to $250 million, a... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
Rauner's Chicago Judge Votes Criticized by Gay and Lesbian Bar Association

Rauner's Chicago Judge Votes Criticized by Gay and Lesbian Bar...

The president of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Bar Association scolded Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner for his decision to vote... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
Advocates Balk at Springfield Plan to Set City Minimum Wage

Advocates Balk at Springfield Plan to Set City Minimum Wage

If some lawmakers in Springfield have their way, Chicago won’t have the opportunity to decide for itself where to... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
Rauner Solicits Job Applications on New Website

Rauner Solicits Job Applications on New Website

Illinois Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner has set up a website to collect resumes from applicants interested in joining his... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
CTU Poll Shows Rahm Could Be Headed for Runoff Election

CTU Poll Shows Rahm Could Be Headed for Runoff Election

A new survey commissioned by the Chicago Teachers Union shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel could be forced into a runoff... Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Memorable Tributes from Jane Byrne's Funeral

Memorable Tributes from Jane Byrne's Funeral

Chicago's political set congregated at St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Monday for the funeral of former Mayor Jane... Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Rauner to Crash Illinois Lawmaker Session This Week

Rauner to Crash Illinois Lawmaker Session This Week

When lawmakers re-convene for a lame duck meeting in Springfield on Thursday, Rauner will make sure to be there and... Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Chicago Election Candidates File Petitions to Get on the Ballot

Chicago Election Candidates File Petitions to Get on the Ballot

Today the short window begins to file nominating petitions to enter the municipal election on Feb. 24. Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Chicago Remembers Former Mayor Jane Byrne

Chicago Remembers Former Mayor Jane Byrne

Delivering the homily Monday at a North Side church, Monsignor Kenneth Velo said Jane Byrne loved Chicago and was... Watch »

Nov 17, 2014
Daughter: Former Chicago Mayor Fibbed About Age

Daughter: Former Chicago Mayor Fibbed About Age

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne had the last laugh. Watch »

Nov 14, 2014

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