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Christie, Paul Clash in NSA Surveillance Debate

Christie, Paul Clash in NSA Surveillance Debate

Republicans clashed over the future of government surveillance programs on Monday, highlighting a deep divide among... Read »

May 19, 2015
Pfleger Blames Budget Cuts for Rise in Violence

Pfleger Blames Budget Cuts for Rise in Violence

After a particularly bloody weekend in Chicago, Fr. Michael Pfleger pointed to Gov. Bruce Rauner's declared budget... Watch »

May 18, 2015
Another Daley Takes His Place on Chicago's City Council

Another Daley Takes His Place on Chicago's City Council

Patrick Daley Thompson, a 45-year-old lawyer, was sworn in as alderman Monday to represent the city's 11th Ward, the... Read »

May 18, 2015
Rahm Insults Crowd Member at Inauguration

Rahm Insults Crowd Member at Inauguration

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel started off his inauguration speech Monday with some laughter, and a slight jab at an... Watch »

May 18, 2015
Obama Joins Twitter, Follows Chicago Sports Teams

Obama Joins Twitter, Follows Chicago Sports Teams

President Barack Obama finally has entered the Twittersphere on his own terms. Read »

May 18, 2015
La. Gov. Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

La. Gov. Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking another step toward running for president. The Republican governor on Monday... Read »

May 18, 2015

"Hello, Twitter!" President Obama Gets His Own Account

President Barack Obama has joined the Twitterverse. With his second term more than halfway through, the president... Read »

May 18, 2015
Efforts Underway to Raise $8.8M for Governor's Mansion

Efforts Underway to Raise $8.8M for Governor's Mansion

Efforts will start this week in Springfield to raise private money to pay for a needed $8.8 million in renovations... Read »

May 18, 2015
Lindsey Graham:

Lindsey Graham: "I'm Running" to Be "Best Commander-in-Chief"

Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday that he will run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. In an... Read »

May 18, 2015
Rahm to Chicagoans:

Rahm to Chicagoans: "You Must Do Your Part, Too"

In a scaled-back inauguration ceremony for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 50 city aldermen and citywide elected officials... Watch »

May 19, 2015
Bill Clinton to Attend Inauguration for Rahm

Bill Clinton to Attend Inauguration for Rahm

Former President Bill Clinton plans to attend Mayor Rahm Emanuel's inauguration ceremony Monday in Chicago. Read »

May 18, 2015
Rahm Raises Stakes in Hockey Bet With Anaheim Mayor

Rahm Raises Stakes in Hockey Bet With Anaheim Mayor

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has upped his friendly bet with his counterpart in Anaheim, Calif., on the outcome of the NHL's... Read »

May 17, 2015

"SNL" Heralds the Summer of Hillary Clinton

Nevermind the nice weather: Hillary Clinton was in campaign mode on "Saturday Night Live," and she is... Read »

May 17, 2015
Jeb Bush Promises to

Jeb Bush Promises to "Campaign Hard" in Iowa

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared on Saturday that he'll "campaign hard" in Iowa, all but confirming his part in... Watch »

May 17, 2015
Clintons Earned $30 Million Since Jan. 2014

Clintons Earned $30 Million Since Jan. 2014

Democratic presidential favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton reported Friday that they... Read »

May 16, 2015
Andrea Zopp:

Andrea Zopp: "I'm Running" For U.S. Senate

Andrea Zopp has made up her mind about a run for U.S. Senate. Watch »

May 15, 2015
Illinois Audit: $320K Went to Services for Dead People

Illinois Audit: $320K Went to Services for Dead People

The audit released Thursday from the Illinois Office of the Auditor General says the funds went for senior citizen... Read »

May 15, 2015
House Democrats Vote Down

House Democrats Vote Down "Right-to-Work" Measure

Democrats in the Illinois House have voted down a plan similar to Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to allow local... Watch »

May 14, 2015
House to Vote on Rauner's

House to Vote on Rauner's "Right-to-Work" Proposal

The Illinois House of Representatives will vote Thursday on Gov. Bruce Rauner's contentious... Read »

May 14, 2015
Rep. Davis Entangled in Azerbaijan Ethics Investigation

Rep. Davis Entangled in Azerbaijan Ethics Investigation

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers that includes Illinois Rep. Danny Davis say they had no idea that a 2013... Watch »

May 14, 2015
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