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Michelle Obama Attends Beyonce Concert After Chicago Fundraiser

Michelle Obama Attends Beyonce Concert After Chicago Fundraiser

After headlining a fundraiser at Chicago's Waldorf Astoria on Thursday, Michelle Obama stopped by River North eatery... Read »

Jul 25, 2014
Aldermen Ask IG to Open Probe Into Red Light Tickets

Aldermen Ask IG to Open Probe Into Red Light Tickets

The alderman are asking for details pertaining to the program and for specific data on the system’s... Read »

Jul 25, 2014
Concept Schools' Expansion Plans Highlight Double Standards for Charters

Concept Schools' Expansion Plans Highlight Double Standards...

Back in the old days, it used to be that an FBI raid on a private company meant something. Read »

Jul 25, 2014
House Ethics Committee Extends Inquiry of Bobby Rush

House Ethics Committee Extends Inquiry of Bobby Rush

The House Committee on Ethics says it is extending its inquiry into Congressman Bobby Rush for 45 days, and... Watch »

Jul 25, 2014
Gov. Quinn Donates $1,000 to Cover Shamiya Adams' Funeral: Report

Gov. Quinn Donates $1,000 to Cover Shamiya Adams' Funeral: Report

Gov. Pat Quinn wrote a personal check for $1,000 to help the family of slain 11-year-old Shamiya Adams pay for... Watch »

Jul 25, 2014
Emanuel Admits Red Light Cameras Need a Review

Emanuel Admits Red Light Cameras Need a Review

Emanuel's statements come after media reports about at least 9,000 questionable tickets at a dozen... Watch »

Jul 25, 2014
NJ Gov. Christie to Stump for Rauner in Chicago

NJ Gov. Christie to Stump for Rauner in Chicago

Groups supporting gay marriage and other causes say they plan to protest outside the fundraiser. Watch »

Jul 25, 2014
Chicago Public Schools OK Controversial $6.8 Billion Budget

Chicago Public Schools OK Controversial $6.8 Billion Budget

As expected, Chicago Public Schools pushed the button on its controversial $6.8 billion budget for 2015... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Teen Collapses at Gov. Quinn Campaign Event

Teen Collapses at Gov. Quinn Campaign Event

A Chicago teenager has been released from the hospital after appearing to faint at a campaign event where... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Opinion: Durbin’s Right on Corporations Fleeing America

Opinion: Durbin’s Right on Corporations Fleeing America

More and more we’re hearing about companies looking to move their headquarters offshore simply for the benefits... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Willis Siblings Advance on

Willis Siblings Advance on "America's Got Talent"

The Willis Clan advanced to the next round on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Wednesday after mixed... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Michelle Obama Makes the Chicago Rounds

Michelle Obama Makes the Chicago Rounds

First Lady Michelle Obama is raising big bucks in Chicago Thursday, but also making time for some good fun and good... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Opinion: What Bruce Rauner's Uber Love Means For Illinois

Opinion: What Bruce Rauner's Uber Love Means For Illinois

When Bruce Rauner professed his love for Uber on Tuesday, calling for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Daley's Medical Records to Stay Private in Park Grill Case

Daley's Medical Records to Stay Private in Park Grill Case

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's medical records will remain private in Chicago's lawsuit against the Park... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Durbin to Putin: Take Responsibility for MH17 Crash

Durbin to Putin: Take Responsibility for MH17 Crash

Illinois Democrat called separatists "thugs," and said they've been "armed, financed and inspired by... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Have Rahm's Tough Choices Failed?

Have Rahm's Tough Choices Failed?

Conventional wisdom says Rahm Emanuel won the 2011 Chicago mayoral election on a promise to fix the city’s... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Quinn Signs $1 Billion Road Project Plan

Quinn Signs $1 Billion Road Project Plan

The Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that also will provide lawmakers with opportunities... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Opinion: Suddenly, Rahm’s Millions May Not Be Enough

Opinion: Suddenly, Rahm’s Millions May Not Be Enough

A number of key similarities exist between the 2014 Newark mayoral race and the upcoming Chicago election. Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Are the Obamas Moving to California?

Are the Obamas Moving to California?

President Obama and First Lady Michelle are the buyers of a $4.25 million home in California's Rancho... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Emanuel Gets Labor Union Love

Emanuel Gets Labor Union Love

Not every Chicago labor union is coalescing behind prospective mayoral candidate Karen Lewis. When Rahm Emanuel held Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
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