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Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 06:50 AM CST

Poll: Trump Holds Lead in N.H., Rubio Gains Ground

Poll: Trump Holds Lead in N.H., Rubio Gains Ground

Donald Trump continues to lead Tuesday's New Hampshire primary after his second-place finish in Iowa, but Marco Rubio has gained ground on him, according to a new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll conducted after the...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 07:26 AM CST

Clinton '100 Percent Confident' Emails Won't Hurt Campaign

Clinton '100 Percent Confident' Emails Won't Hurt Campaign

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was faced with the nagging issue of her private email server once again during MSNBC’s Democratic debate in Durham, New Hampshire on Thursday. Clinton said she is “100...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:24 PM CST

Gov. Rauner Pushes to Develop Toll Lanes on I-55

Gov. Rauner Pushes to Develop Toll Lanes on I-55

Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he wants lawmakers to approve a plan that would allow the Illinois Department of Transportation to use a public-private partnership to add lanes to a busy stretch of...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 10:01 AM CST

Rauner Creates New Private Economic Agency

Rauner Creates New Private Economic Agency

Gov. Bruce Rauner established the Illinois Business and Economic Development Corporation Wednesday, a privately run and funded corporation dedicated to bringing new business to the state.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 09:47 PM CST

Jeb Bush Campaigns With Mom in New Hampshire

Jeb Bush Campaigns With Mom in New Hampshire

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has started to rely more on his family as he continues to campaign. Bush was joined by former first lady Barbara Bush Thursday, for the first time since he announced his bid...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 09:12 PM CST

Aldermen Look to Improve City's Mental Health Services

Aldermen Look to Improve City's Mental Health Services

A group of Chicago aldermen announced a plan to bolster the city’s mental health system Wednesday.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 09:01 PM CST

Report: CTU Garners Triple the Support of Emanuel

Report: CTU Garners Triple the Support of Emanuel

Chicagoans support the Chicago Teacher’s Union three times more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel on how to improve the city’s ailing public school system, according to a Chicago Tribune report released Thursday.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 07:27 AM CST

Fireworks Fly as Clinton, Sanders Square Off

Fireworks Fly as Clinton, Sanders Square Off

Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 03:41 PM CST

ABC News Pressured to Include Fiorina in Debate

ABC News Pressured to Include Fiorina in Debate

Carly Fiorina is attracting sympathy, as more people are coming to her defense for being excluded from the last Republican debate hosted by ABC News on Saturday, NBC News reported. New Hampshire Sen.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 03:19 PM CST

Sanders Leads Clinton by 20 Points in NH: Poll

Sanders Leads Clinton by 20 Points in NH: Poll

Bernie Sanders has a significant double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, NBC News reported. Sanders has the support of 58 percent...

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