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Mayoral Candidates Agree to Three Debates

Mayoral Candidates Agree to Three Debates

The debates include one on March 16, which will be hosted by WMAQ-TV. Read »

Feb 27, 2015
Karen Lewis: I Could Have Won

Karen Lewis: I Could Have Won

Lewis thinks those numbers would have been much different if she had managed to stick with the race. Read »

Feb 27, 2015
Report: Schock Failed to Report London Gifts

Report: Schock Failed to Report London Gifts

Politico report also accuses Schock of failing to report payments he should have made for use of a Maryland golf... Read »

Feb 27, 2015
Emanuel Ahead of Garcia by 10.6 Percent Heading Into Runoff: Poll

Emanuel Ahead of Garcia by 10.6 Percent Heading Into Runoff: Poll

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ahead of Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia by 10.6 percent heading into their April... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
NJ Officer Meets President Obama

NJ Officer Meets President Obama

Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Jon Stewart Mocks Rep. Schock and His Instagram Account

Jon Stewart Mocks Rep. Schock and His Instagram Account

"The Daily Show" host featured a segment on Illinois Rep. Aaron Shock poking fun at the congressman's... Read »

Feb 26, 2015
Wilson Says He's Being Courted by Emanuel, Garcia

Wilson Says He's Being Courted by Emanuel, Garcia

Mayor and Cook County commissioner both paid visits to third-place finisher on Wednesday. Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Wis. Senate Passes Right-to-Work Bill Amid Protests

Wis. Senate Passes Right-to-Work Bill Amid Protests

A vote in the Assembly was scheduled for next week, and Gov. Scott Walker has said he will sign it into law Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Chicagoans Polled on Obama Library Site: AP

Chicagoans Polled on Obama Library Site: AP

Two Chicago schools and one each in New York and Honolulu are in the running for the library and presidential... Read »

Feb 26, 2015
Feds: Don't Delay Ex- Rep's Child Porn Sentencing

Feds: Don't Delay Ex- Rep's Child Porn Sentencing

Keith Farnham pleaded guilty to child pornography charges last December and faces 20 years in prison. Watch »

Feb 26, 2015

Best Political Mustaches

Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache. View »

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Rauner to Benefit From Budget Cuts With $750K Tax Break

Rauner to Benefit From Budget Cuts With $750K Tax Break

Gov. Bruce Rauner will be one of the few benefiting from the massive budget cuts he laid out last week – to the tune... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Garcia:

Garcia: "Working Class" to Power Bid for Mayor

If Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he'll... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that "the fight's not over" in the political battle to approve the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
CREW Files Complaint Over Schock's Travel Spending

CREW Files Complaint Over Schock's Travel Spending

A government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Ramirez-Rosa Unseats Ald. Colon in 35th Ward Upset

Ramirez-Rosa Unseats Ald. Colon in 35th Ward Upset

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, who aligned with mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, defeated incumbent Alderman... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Runoff Heats Up: Emanuel, Garcia Return to Campaign Trail

Runoff Heats Up: Emanuel, Garcia Return to Campaign Trail

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia kicked off part two of the campaign early Wednesday... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Carol Marin on What Runoff Means for Chicago

Carol Marin on What Runoff Means for Chicago

NBC Chicago Political Editor Carol Marin says the runoff will give Chicagoans another six weeks to dive into the... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
How Emanuel Can Regain Momentum

How Emanuel Can Regain Momentum

After running a disciplined, strategic and well-funded campaign, the nation’s most powerful mayor is heading into a... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
19 Chicago Aldermanic Races Go to Runoff

19 Chicago Aldermanic Races Go to Runoff

With most of the votes tallied, it appeared Wednesday morning that aldermanic campaigns in 19 of Chicago's 50 wards... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
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