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CTU Poll Shows Rahm Could Be Headed for Runoff Election

CTU Poll Shows Rahm Could Be Headed for Runoff Election

A new survey commissioned by the Chicago Teachers Union shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel could be forced into a runoff... Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Memorable Tributes from Jane Byrne's Funeral

Memorable Tributes from Jane Byrne's Funeral

Chicago's political set congregated at St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Monday for the funeral of former Mayor Jane... Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Rauner to Crash Illinois Lawmaker Session This Week

Rauner to Crash Illinois Lawmaker Session This Week

When lawmakers re-convene for a lame duck meeting in Springfield on Thursday, Rauner will make sure to be there and... Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Chicago Election Candidates File Petitions to Get on the Ballot

Chicago Election Candidates File Petitions to Get on the Ballot

Today the short window begins to file nominating petitions to enter the municipal election on Feb. 24. Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Chicago Remembers Former Mayor Jane Byrne

Chicago Remembers Former Mayor Jane Byrne

Delivering the homily Monday at a North Side church, Monsignor Kenneth Velo said Jane Byrne loved Chicago and was... Watch »

Nov 17, 2014
Daughter: Former Chicago Mayor Fibbed About Age

Daughter: Former Chicago Mayor Fibbed About Age

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne had the last laugh. Watch »

Nov 14, 2014
Rahm Took Campaign Cash From Companies Doing Business With Chicago: Report

Rahm Took Campaign Cash From Companies Doing Business With Chicago:...

David Sirota of the International Business Times reports that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took in possibly illegal... Read »

Nov 14, 2014
Chicago Politicians Remember Former Mayor Jane Byrne

Chicago Politicians Remember Former Mayor Jane Byrne

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s first and only female elected mayor, died Friday at the age of 81. Watch »

Nov 14, 2014
Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Dies at 81

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Dies at 81

Jane Byrne, who shocked the Chicago political establishment when she was elected Mayor in 1979, died today. Watch »

Nov 15, 2014
Rauner Meets With Madigan, Cullerton For First Time

Rauner Meets With Madigan, Cullerton For First Time

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner met with House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton for the first... Read »

Nov 13, 2014
Is Luis Gutierrez Running for President?

Is Luis Gutierrez Running for President?

Add Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez to the ever-growing list of People Who May Run for President in 2016 ... Read »

Nov 13, 2014
Fioretti, Progressive Caucus Call for Council Hearings on CPS Swap Deals

Fioretti, Progressive Caucus Call for Council Hearings on CPS Swap...

Mayoral candidate and aldermen are calling for hearings on CPS borrowing practices, specifically the deals from 2003... Read »

Nov 13, 2014
Fioretti Campaign Dismisses Reports That Liberal Mayor Candidate Once Donated to Bob Dole

Fioretti Campaign Dismisses Reports That Liberal Mayor Candidate Once...

A spokesman for proudly liberal Chicago mayoral contender Bob Fioretti is slamming a Sun-Times report about... Read »

Nov 12, 2014
Speculation Grows Over Mark Kirk’s Political Future

Speculation Grows Over Mark Kirk’s Political Future

Few political clichés are as true as the one that says the time to start looking at the next election campaign is... Read »

Nov 12, 2014
Lame Duck Session Not Without Challenges for Rauner

Lame Duck Session Not Without Challenges for Rauner

For Republican Bruce Rauner, the legislative session slated to begin November 19 in Springfield could prove to be... Watch »

Nov 11, 2014
Rauner, Kirk Team Up for Pre-Veterans Day Event

Rauner, Kirk Team Up for Pre-Veterans Day Event

Bruce Rauner made a public appearance Monday, nearly a week after beating Pat Quinn to become Illinois’ next... Watch »

Nov 10, 2014
Ethics Committee Releases Documents in Rush Investigation

Ethics Committee Releases Documents in Rush Investigation

The House Ethics Committee released previously-confidential documents today in its ongoing investigation of Illinois... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
Rahm Progress Report: How's He Doing as Chicago Mayor?

Rahm Progress Report: How's He Doing as Chicago Mayor?

Rahm Emanuel will be up for referendum in February when Chicagoans get the chance to hand the mayor a second term—or... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
Opinion: CPS Priorities – Millions for Wall Street, Nothing for Students

Opinion: CPS Priorities – Millions for Wall Street, Nothing for...

The story of CPS' bad bets on interest rate swaps is a long, complex and downright scandalous story that comes at... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
Illinois Treasurer Standoff: Frerichs Closes In On Cross Lead

Illinois Treasurer Standoff: Frerichs Closes In On Cross Lead

Nearly a week has passed since Election Day, but the outcome of the nasty, neck-and-neck Illinois treasurer race... Read »

Nov 10, 2014

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