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Ted Cruz Is First, But Does He Have a Shot?

Ted Cruz Is First, But Does He Have a Shot?

Sen. Ted Cruz may be the first major candidate to announce a 2016 presidential run, but the one event that gave the... Read »

Mar 23, 2015
Early Voting Available for Run Off Election

Early Voting Available for Run Off Election

As in previous Early Voting periods, 51 locations will be available. Read »

Mar 23, 2015
Ted Cruz: What to Know About 2016's 1st Official GOP Hopeful

Ted Cruz: What to Know About 2016's 1st Official GOP Hopeful

Texas' Sen. Ted Cruz became the first high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race for president on Monday. Here's Read »

Mar 23, 2015
Rahm Widens Lead in Latest Poll

Rahm Widens Lead in Latest Poll

The latest poll by Ogden and Fry shows the mayor's lead over Garcia growing, although he has not reached the... Read »

Mar 22, 2015
Calif. Gov.: Cruz

Calif. Gov.: Cruz "Unfit to Be Running" for President

Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's... Read »

Mar 22, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz to Launch Presidential Bid

Sen. Ted Cruz to Launch Presidential Bid

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he is running for president. The news comes from a strategist for... Read »

Mar 22, 2015
Streets and Sans Clean Overtime Days Before Runoff Election

Streets and Sans Clean Overtime Days Before Runoff Election

City Hall sources tell NBC Chicago that dozens of workers were given overtime -- and paid time and a half -- to use... Read »

Mar 22, 2015
Emanuel, Garcia Campaign in Early Voting Dash

Emanuel, Garcia Campaign in Early Voting Dash

Chicago mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia spent the day Saturday criss-crossing the... Watch »

Mar 21, 2015
Gov. Rauner Appoints Secretary of Education, Illinois Fire Marshal

Gov. Rauner Appoints Secretary of Education, Illinois Fire Marshal

Gov. Bruce Rauner selected Beth Purvis as secretary of education and Matthew Perez as Illinois fire marshal during... Read »

Mar 21, 2015
University Poll Shows Rauner's Job Approval Rating Low

University Poll Shows Rauner's Job Approval Rating Low

A new poll conducted by the Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows Gov. Read »

Mar 21, 2015
Garcia Continues to Court African-American Vote

Garcia Continues to Court African-American Vote

Key African-American leaders in Chicago have already endorsed Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, but the mayoral... Read »

Mar 21, 2015
Garcia, Emanuel Announce Endorsements

Garcia, Emanuel Announce Endorsements

Both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia received endorsements Friday, two weeks ahead of the runoff election... Watch »

Mar 20, 2015
Pfleger, Protesters Take on Rauner Budget Plan

Pfleger, Protesters Take on Rauner Budget Plan

"if you can find new money to give salaries to all your staff and increase them, ... you've found money for the Watch »

Mar 20, 2015
Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage

Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage

Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Feds Investigate Aaron Schock

Feds Investigate Aaron Schock

The Congressman, already under fire for globe-trotting vacations, documented on Instagram and often billed at... Watch »

Mar 20, 2015
What Schock Can Do With $3.4M in Campaign Funds

What Schock Can Do With $3.4M in Campaign Funds

When Rep. Aaron Schock leaves office at the end of the month, he'll have nearly $3.4 million to use for political... Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Jon Stewart: Schock Will Be

Jon Stewart: Schock Will Be "Baddest Ass" in Prison

For the second time in as many months, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart poked fun at Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock. Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Ex-Rep Gets 8 Years on Child Porn Charges

Ex-Rep Gets 8 Years on Child Porn Charges

Keith Farnham faced between five and 20 years in prison for transporting child pornography. Watch »

Mar 19, 2015
Would You Be in Favor of Mandatory Voting?

Would You Be in Favor of Mandatory Voting?

From time to time, we ask your thoughts on a topic of the day. Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Schock's Father Speaks Out After Son's Resignation

Schock's Father Speaks Out After Son's Resignation

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock's father says the facts will "convict or exonerate" his son. Watch »

Mar 18, 2015
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