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Blago Lawyers File Letter with Appeals Court

Blago Lawyers File Letter with Appeals Court

They argue, the Blagojevich jury was told to convict on a lower standard that he attempted to obtain a... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Cardinal George Hopes to Help Border Children

Cardinal George Hopes to Help Border Children

Cardinal Francis George is reportedly taking a stance on the immigration crisis facing the nation. Read »

Jul 16, 2014
Quinn Faces Questions About Anti-Violence Program

Quinn Faces Questions About Anti-Violence Program

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, fighting to hold onto his seat and his reputation as a reformer who's cleaned up... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Congressmen Plan House Speech on Chicago's Violence

Congressmen Plan House Speech on Chicago's Violence

Members of Illinois' congressional delegation plan to speak on the floor of the House of Representative about... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
Rauner Invests $750K Into Illinois Republican Party

Rauner Invests $750K Into Illinois Republican Party

Once a venture capitalist, always a venture capitalist. Bruce Rauner, Illinois' Republican candidate for... Read »

Jul 15, 2014
Political Attack Ads Target 'Drama'-Craving Crime Show Viewers

Political Attack Ads Target 'Drama'-Craving Crime Show Viewers

There's a reason why your primetime "Law & Order: SVU" binges are being interrupted with an increasing number... Read »

Jul 15, 2014
Opinion: Kirk Should be Ashamed on Refugee Children Call

Opinion: Kirk Should be Ashamed on Refugee Children Call

Apparently, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has never heard the phrase “Give me your tired, your poor, your... Read »

Jul 15, 2014
Toni Preckwinkle Rules Out Run for Chicago Mayor

Toni Preckwinkle Rules Out Run for Chicago Mayor

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has decided not to run against Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor. Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Medical Marijuana Rules OK'd by Illinois Committee

Medical Marijuana Rules OK'd by Illinois Committee

An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state's medical cannabis program, which... Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Dollars for Obama Library Roll in From Chicago, NY

Dollars for Obama Library Roll in From Chicago, NY

The first major donations to President Barack Obama's presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago,... Read »

Jul 15, 2014
Daley Wants Health Records Private in Park Grill Suit

Daley Wants Health Records Private in Park Grill Suit

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley wants only the judge in the Park Grill lawsuit to see his medical records. Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Study Determines Cost of Corruption in Illinois

Study Determines Cost of Corruption in Illinois

How much does corruption in Illinois cost taxpayers? According to a new study, more than $1,300 per person. Read »

Jul 15, 2014
Illinois AG Sues Over Student Loan Scams

Illinois AG Sues Over Student Loan Scams

The lawsuits, filed in Cook and Champaign counties, alleged "deceptive practices" for charging up-front fees... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
Opinion: Beating Rahm Will Take More Than Good Poll Numbers

Opinion: Beating Rahm Will Take More Than Good Poll Numbers

There’s no doubt Mr. Emanuel needs to find some kind of silver lining concerning his re-election chances today. Read »

Jul 14, 2014
George W. Bush Undergoes Second Knee Surgery in Chicago

George W. Bush Undergoes Second Knee Surgery in Chicago

For the second time in as many months, President George W. Bush traveled to Chicago for knee surgery. Watch »

Jul 14, 2014
Poll Says Karen Lewis Could Be Strong Mayoral Contender

Poll Says Karen Lewis Could Be Strong Mayoral Contender

Looks like Mayor Rahm Emanuel may want to take Karen Lewis seriously. Watch »

Jul 14, 2014
Gov. Quinn Repeats Call for Assault-Weapons Ban

Gov. Quinn Repeats Call for Assault-Weapons Ban

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons... Read »

Jul 13, 2014
Deng Agrees to 2-Year, $20 Million Deal With Heat

Deng Agrees to 2-Year, $20 Million Deal With Heat

Free agent forward Luol Deng agreed Sunday to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat, said Herb Rudoy, one... Read »

Jul 13, 2014
Ted Nugent Taunts Rahm Emanuel in Unhinged Twitter Rant

Ted Nugent Taunts Rahm Emanuel in Unhinged Twitter Rant

Days after a brutally violent Fourth of July weekend in Chicago, Ted Nugent -- 'Murica-loving musician, gun... Read »

Jul 11, 2014
Kirk Demands Background Checks on Immigrant Children

Kirk Demands Background Checks on Immigrant Children

Kirk says he has sent letters to the U.S. ambassadors in to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador asking... Watch »

Jul 11, 2014
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