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Obama Forgot to Clean His Chicago Home Before Leaving For Washington

Obama Forgot to Clean His Chicago Home Before Leaving For Washington

President Barack Obama says his home on Chicago's South Side is a 2008-era time warp of sorts, with old... Read »

Oct 21, 2014
Hurricane Bill Clinton Hits Chicago to Shake Up the Quinn-Rauner Race

Hurricane Bill Clinton Hits Chicago to Shake Up the Quinn-Rauner Race

Remember when Bill "Explainer-in-Chief" Clinton waltzed into the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte... Read »

Oct 21, 2014
The 11 Biggest Quinn-sults and Rauner Rips From Monday's Debate

The 11 Biggest Quinn-sults and Rauner Rips From Monday's Debate

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican opponent Bruce Rauner squared off Monday night in their last... Read »

Oct 22, 2014
The Chicago GOP's Chris Cleveland Sounds Off on Quinn, Rahm and Daley

The Chicago GOP's Chris Cleveland Sounds Off on Quinn, Rahm and Daley

As Illinois' GOP gubernatorial contender Bruce Rauner focuses attention on Democratic Chicago, the state's most... Read »

Oct 21, 2014
Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

10/21/14: Mary Ann Ahern runs down your political headlines for the day. Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
Man to President:

Man to President: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

While taking part in Early Voting in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama was interrupted at his electronic... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
City Continues to Walk Fine Line on Police Overtime

City Continues to Walk Fine Line on Police Overtime

The city is once again spending millions of dollars beyond what was budgeted for police overtime. Read »

Oct 21, 2014
Illinois Governor Candidates Spar in Last Debate

Illinois Governor Candidates Spar in Last Debate

The candidates for Illinois governor are making their case to voters in the third and final televised debate... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
City Treasurer Stephanie Neely Stepping Down

City Treasurer Stephanie Neely Stepping Down

City Treasurer Stephanie Neely will step down after eight years in office, effective at the end of November. Watch »

Oct 20, 2014
Bruce Rauner Won't Campaign With Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

Bruce Rauner Won't Campaign With Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

The GOP is touting Bruce Rauner as The Next Best Thing to rescue Illinois from fiscal doom. The media often touts... Read »

Oct 20, 2014
Obama Casts Early Ballot in General Election

Obama Casts Early Ballot in General Election

"This is the most important office in a democracy: the office of citizen," Obama said inside polling... Watch »

Oct 20, 2014
Karen Lewis Returns to Twitter After Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Karen Lewis Returns to Twitter After Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Karen Lewis is back on Twitter. Until yesterday, the Chicago Teachers Union president, former mayoral contender and... Read »

Oct 20, 2014
Early Voting Available Through Nov. 2

Early Voting Available Through Nov. 2

Early voting locations include libraries, village halls and community centers throughout the state, and are... Read »

Oct 20, 2014
Obama, in Chicago, Urges Quinn Supporters to Vote Early

Obama, in Chicago, Urges Quinn Supporters to Vote Early

President Barack Obama returned to Chicago on Sunday for the second time in as many weeks to try and give Gov.... Watch »

Oct 20, 2014
Illinois Voters To Face Rare Ballot Questions

Illinois Voters To Face Rare Ballot Questions

When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly... Read »

Oct 20, 2014
Rival's Campaign Book Falls Into Hands of SoCal Congressman's Staff

Rival's Campaign Book Falls Into Hands of SoCal Congressman's Staff

A new bombshell dropped Friday in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both candidates... Watch »

Oct 20, 2014
Governor's Race Too Close to Call, New Poll Shows

Governor's Race Too Close to Call, New Poll Shows

A new poll by the Paul Simon Institute at Southern Illinois University showed the race for Illnois governor is... Watch »

Oct 17, 2014
Rahm Touts $23.5 Million Affordable Housing Complex for Homeless Veterans

Rahm Touts $23.5 Million Affordable Housing Complex for Homeless...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday touted the opening of a brand-new, $23.5 million affordable apartment... Read »

Oct 17, 2014
Activists Refuse to Take ‘No’ on Elected School Board Vote

Activists Refuse to Take ‘No’ on Elected School Board Vote

Some of the groups involved in the coalition have been working on the issue for years, and are confident the latest... Read »

Oct 17, 2014
This Week in Mudslinging: Sugar and Spice Makes Everything Nasty

This Week in Mudslinging: Sugar and Spice Makes Everything Nasty

With less than three weeks 'til Election Day, the mud pies are flying fast and furious. (It's messy out there.) The... Read »

Oct 17, 2014

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