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Madigan Squashes Request for Topinka Special Election

Madigan Squashes Request for Topinka Special Election

House Speaker Michael Madigan seemingly tossed Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner a bone on Thursday when he blocked his colle... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
AG Holder to Meet With Police, Public in Chicago

AG Holder to Meet With Police, Public in Chicago

The meeting follows a similar meeting in Atlanta, where Holder said the Justice Department would soon release guida... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Will Cupich Ascend to Cardinal Status?

Will Cupich Ascend to Cardinal Status?

Many Vatican watchers believe that Cupich, as the first big American appointment by Francis, is on the fast track. Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Madigan Nudges Supreme Court on Controversial Pension Case

Madigan Nudges Supreme Court on Controversial Pension Case

Eager to get a decision on a significant pension reform law, Attorney General Lisa Madigan successfully nudged Illi... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Former Hillary Finance Guru Applies for MediPot License

Former Hillary Finance Guru Applies for MediPot License

Hillary Clinton's former political finance director wants to break into Illinois' budding medical marijuana industr... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Kirk Calls Democrats

Kirk Calls Democrats "Little Zombies"

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk publicly harangued Democrats involved with the headline-grabbing, devastatingly detailed CIA... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
A Look Back at the Life of Judy Baar Topinka

A Look Back at the Life of Judy Baar Topinka

Political reporter Carol Marin looks back at the colorful career of the Illinois Comptroller. Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Rauner Wants Quinn to Appoint Temp. Topinka Replacement

Rauner Wants Quinn to Appoint Temp. Topinka Replacement

Hours after news broke that Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka had unexpectedly passed away Wednesday, Governor... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Obama Library: Rahm Gives UIC a Boost in Bidding War

Obama Library: Rahm Gives UIC a Boost in Bidding War

If you're following the intense bidding war to snap up the Barack Obama's library and museum, then you know that the... Read »

Dec 10, 2014
City Council: Taxis, PetCoke & Cardinal George

City Council: Taxis, PetCoke & Cardinal George

The Chicago City Council meets for the last time this year on Wednesday morning to address a range of legislation... Read »

Dec 10, 2014
Who Will Replace Judy Baar Topinka?

Who Will Replace Judy Baar Topinka?

Political sources tell NBC Chicago that Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been asked for her legal opinion. Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies at 70

Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies at 70

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has died at the age of 70 from complications from stroke, her office said... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Politicians, Citizens React to Illinois Comptroller's Death

Politicians, Citizens React to Illinois Comptroller's Death

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died early Wednesday after having a stroke a day earlier. She was 70 years... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Former Governor Recalls Topinka

Former Governor Recalls Topinka "Sewer" Tale

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson said Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka once gave him a personal tour of the... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
House Republican Leader on Topinka Death

House Republican Leader on Topinka Death

Illinois State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Lockport) says Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died early Wednesday,... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Nov. 2014: Topinka Wins Second Term as Comptroller

Nov. 2014: Topinka Wins Second Term as Comptroller

Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican, won a second term last month in a tough race with Democratic challenger Sheila... Read »

Dec 10, 2014
Opinion: Should Diana Rauner Step Down From Her Nonprofit Job?

Opinion: Should Diana Rauner Step Down From Her Nonprofit Job?

As Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner prepares to assume office in mid-January, concerns are being raised over a potential... Watch »

Dec 9, 2014
Eavesdropping Bill Focuses on

Eavesdropping Bill Focuses on "Private" Dialogue

It sounded like the opening to a joke, but Sen. Chapin Rose was eliciting a description of protections and restrict... Read »

Dec 9, 2014
Ward Room's Best Political Tweets of 2014

Ward Room's Best Political Tweets of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, a new Republican governor prepares to take office and a Democratic mayor launches a high-... Read »

Dec 9, 2014
Obama Library: University of Chicago Doesn't Want to Seem Snobby

Obama Library: University of Chicago Doesn't Want to Seem Snobby

Given its reputation as a cloistered brain magnet, the esteemed private Hyde Park institution (tuition: $48,253 per... Read »

Dec 9, 2014
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