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Kirk Calls For Stronger Sanctions Against Russia

Kirk Calls For Stronger Sanctions Against Russia

Sen. Mark Kirk said he felt "horror" when he heard about the "totally unnecessary shoot-down" of... Watch »

Jul 18, 2014
Michelle Obama Wants Place in Palm Springs: Report

Michelle Obama Wants Place in Palm Springs: Report

Forget the breathless speculation over which city will host Barack Obama's much-coveted presidential library... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
Emanuel Spends $10K on Cheesecake Deliveries

Emanuel Spends $10K on Cheesecake Deliveries

If you donate cash to Rahm Emanuel's re-election campaign, expect to find a gift-wrapped cheesecake on... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
Prosecutors Fire Back at Blago Appeals Court Letter

Prosecutors Fire Back at Blago Appeals Court Letter

Federal prosecutors fired back at Rod Blagojevich’s attorneys Friday, saying a recent court decision on... Watch »

Jul 18, 2014
Timothy Cullerton Retirement Ends Family's 38th Ward Dominance

Timothy Cullerton Retirement Ends Family's 38th Ward Dominance

It's the end of an era. After a reign stretching back decades, the Cullerton clan -- one of Chicago's oldest... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Bobby Rush Dings Emanuel, Urges Lewis to Run for Mayor

Bobby Rush Dings Emanuel, Urges Lewis to Run for Mayor

Stopping short of an official endorsement, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush says encourages Karen Lewis to challenge... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Opinion: Watch Out, Karen. The Knives Will be Long and Sharp.

Opinion: Watch Out, Karen. The Knives Will be Long and Sharp.

A Lewis campaign would be at the center of a number of political issues and dynamics currently running loose in this... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
Obama Library Foundation Unmasks Identities of Deep-Pocketed Donors

Obama Library Foundation Unmasks Identities of Deep-Pocketed Donors

Since launching earlier this year, the Barack Obama Foundation has raised as much as $1.75 million... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Stump for Rauner

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Stump for Rauner

Christie is expected to appear at a July 25 downtown Chicago fundraiser with Rauner and his lieutenant... Read »

Jul 16, 2014
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
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