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"Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU

LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S. Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
Daily Dish Politics Fix

Daily Dish Politics Fix

Mary Ann Ahern reports on what to expect from Chicago politics Wednesday, including a City Council ordinance for... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015

"A Big Mystery": What to Expect From Maryland's New Gov.

Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in... Read »

Jan 21, 2015
Ordinance Would OK Park Land for Obama Library

Ordinance Would OK Park Land for Obama Library

The ordinance will restrict the library building to about five acres, with remaining acreage maintained as park... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
FACT CHECK: Obama's State of the Union Claims

FACT CHECK: Obama's State of the Union Claims

The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
From Tax Hikes to Cybersecurity: Highlights from Obama's SOTU

From Tax Hikes to Cybersecurity: Highlights from Obama's SOTU

President Barack Obama called for higher taxes on wealthy Americans and new initiatives to boost the middle class as... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
GOP Congressman Slams Obama for

GOP Congressman Slams Obama for "Deportable" SOTU Guest

A Republican congressman slammed the White House over one of its young State of the Union guests Tuesday, tweeting... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
Rahm Delivers Public Safety Address

Rahm Delivers Public Safety Address

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday promised to hire more police officers and announced plans to begin a pilot program... Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
Republicans Criticize State of the Union Beforehand

Republicans Criticize State of the Union Beforehand

Republican leaders got a jump start on their traditional response to the State of the Union address, criticizing the... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
Duckworth Says She's Considering Senate Run

Duckworth Says She's Considering Senate Run

The 46-year-old from Hoffman Estates is an Iraq War veteran who just won her second term in office. Read »

Jan 20, 2015
Rauner, Emanuel: A New-Found Bipartisan Partnership?

Rauner, Emanuel: A New-Found Bipartisan Partnership?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner have shared the stage 3 times in the short time Rauner has... Watch »

Jan 19, 2015
Rauner, Rahm Team Up for MLK Day

Rauner, Rahm Team Up for MLK Day

Governor Bruce Rauner spent his first week in office in Springfield, but made his way back to Chicago this week for... Watch »

Jan 19, 2015
Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse

Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is recovering from injuries he received after being thrown from a horse while on a... Read »

Jan 19, 2015
State of the Union: What To Expect

State of the Union: What To Expect

President Obama's upcoming State of The Union address is already being met by Republican criticism. Watch »

Jan 19, 2015
Rep. Duckworth Invites College Student to State of Union Address

Rep. Duckworth Invites College Student to State of Union Address

Illinois congresswoman Tammy Duckworth has invited Illinois community college student Homira Wardak to be her guest... Watch »

Jan 19, 2015
Alan Gross to Attend State of Union 1 Month After Cuba Release

Alan Gross to Attend State of Union 1 Month After Cuba Release

A Maryland man who returned home last month after spending five years imprisoned in Cuba will have a prime viewing... Read »

Jan 19, 2015
First Lady Invites Chicago Teen to SOTU Address

First Lady Invites Chicago Teen to SOTU Address

Malik Bryant wrote a letter to Santa last month asking for safety and then received a reply from the president. Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
Rauner to Sign Order Aimed at Helping Veterans, Minorities

Rauner to Sign Order Aimed at Helping Veterans, Minorities

Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign an executive order intended to empower veterans and minorities on Monday... Read »

Jan 19, 2015
Sierra Club Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election

Sierra Club Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election

The Chicago chapter of the environmental organization endorsed Rahm Emanual at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on... Read »

Jan 18, 2015
Romney Hints at Presidential Run During RNC Speech

Romney Hints at Presidential Run During RNC Speech

Mitt Romney is addressing the GOP's winter meeting delegates aboard the USS Midway Museum on the Embarcadero Friday... Watch »

Jan 17, 2015
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