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Nanci Koschman Appeals Court's Decision to Toss Lawsuit

Nanci Koschman Appeals Court's Decision to Toss Lawsuit

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman, the mother of... Watch »

Sep 23, 2014
Rauner's Nursing Home Drama Escalates Amid Federal Trial

Rauner's Nursing Home Drama Escalates Amid Federal Trial

Illinois governor candidate Bruce Rauner is keeping his lips zipped as a federal trial involving his former private... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

9/23/14: The governor's race continues to heat up and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is talking about marijuana legislation. NBC Watch »

Sep 23, 2014
Opinion: Hey, Pundits – Stop Predicting Chicago’s Mayoral Race

Opinion: Hey, Pundits – Stop Predicting Chicago’s Mayoral Race

More than five months out from Election Day, a number of political operatives and media types are already working to... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Bobby Rush: African-Americans Should Get '35 to 40 Percent' of CTA's 95th Street Construction Jobs

Bobby Rush: African-Americans Should Get '35 to 40 Percent' of...

Illinois congressman Bobby Rush, a Democrat whose district encompasses a portion of Chicago's South Side, is giving... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Emanuel Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana Statewide

Emanuel Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana Statewide

Mayor Rahm Emanuel reportedly wants to decriminalize marijuana possession across the state, reducing the penalty to... Watch »

Sep 23, 2014
Chicago Mayor Race: Fioretti Accepts Responsibility for His Law Firms' Legal Trouble

Chicago Mayor Race: Fioretti Accepts Responsibility for His Law Firms'...

Chicago mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti is defending his track record of financial competence amid reports that... Read »

Sep 22, 2014
Sheila Simon vs. Judy Baar Topinka: The Illinois Comptroller Race Is Unsurprisingly One-Sided

Sheila Simon vs. Judy Baar Topinka: The Illinois Comptroller Race...

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is running to unseat Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka this November—and the outlook does... Read »

Sep 22, 2014
Quinn, Rauner Neck and Neck in Competitive Illinois Governor Race

Quinn, Rauner Neck and Neck in Competitive Illinois Governor Race

Two months ago pollsters were shifting predictions to favor GOP candidate Bruce Rauner over Democratic... Read »

Sep 22, 2014
A Q&A with Libertarian Candidate Chad Grimm

A Q&A with Libertarian Candidate Chad Grimm

Chad Grimm, a Libertarian on the November ballot for governor along with Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and... Read »

Sep 22, 2014
Durbin, Oberweis See Eye to Eye on Obama's ISIS Plan

Durbin, Oberweis See Eye to Eye on Obama's ISIS Plan

Illinois' Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who was in the minority of senators... Read »

Sep 19, 2014
Former Connecticut Governor Found Guilty Again

Former Connecticut Governor Found Guilty Again

A federal jury unanimously found former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland guilty on all seven counts in a... Watch »

Sep 19, 2014
This Week in Mudslinging: Rauner's NFL About-Face; Lewis Calls Pro-Rahm DFER 'Racist'; Davis Loves a Good Steak

This Week in Mudslinging: Rauner's NFL About-Face; Lewis Calls Pro-Rahm...

Who's ready for a mud bath? Another week, another shameless display of political character assassination. Let's jump Read »

Sep 19, 2014
Dueling Quinn-Rauner Attack Ads Spew Venom on Moral Character

Dueling Quinn-Rauner Attack Ads Spew Venom on Moral Character

Out-campaigned on the income inequality issue, Bruce Rauner is pumping up a media campaign to redirect focus... Read »

Sep 18, 2014
Karen Lewis Tweets for Donations: 'Help Me Make a Decision'

Karen Lewis Tweets for Donations: 'Help Me Make a Decision'

Still undecided on running for mayor, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is soliciting supporters... Read »

Sep 18, 2014
Rauner, Part Steelers Owner, Won't Weigh in on Abuse Scandals

Rauner, Part Steelers Owner, Won't Weigh in on Abuse Scandals

Rauner, however, wants no part of the domestic abuse mess currently bedeviling the National Football League, and he... Watch »

Sep 17, 2014
Rauner Bars College Journalists from Presser

Rauner Bars College Journalists from Presser

"When I asked about future events, she said that it was their 'policy' that only credentialed press would be allowed... Read »

Sep 16, 2014
Dick Durbin Seeks to Avoid Eric Cantor's Shocking Fate

Dick Durbin Seeks to Avoid Eric Cantor's Shocking Fate

Despite a positive outlook, Illinois' Dick Durbin—the second most powerful Democrat in the Read »

Sep 16, 2014
Why Chicago Will Win the Obama Library

Why Chicago Will Win the Obama Library

As we prophesied, Chicago stands atop President Barack Obama's shortlist as a location to host his highly... Read »

Sep 16, 2014
The Obamas Get Chicago Schools Named After Them

The Obamas Get Chicago Schools Named After Them

South Chicago suburbs Park Forest and Chicago Heights have renamed two area schools in tribute to President... Read »

Sep 15, 2014
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