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Are the Obamas Moving to California?

Are the Obamas Moving to California?

President Obama and First Lady Michelle are the buyers of a $4.25 million home in California's Rancho... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Emanuel Gets Labor Union Love

Emanuel Gets Labor Union Love

Not every Chicago labor union is coalescing behind prospective mayoral candidate Karen Lewis. When Rahm Emanuel held Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Chicago Summit Addresses Gang Violence

Chicago Summit Addresses Gang Violence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago's police superintendent and community leaders Monday for a closed-door meeting to... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Quinn OKs MediPot for Kids With Epilepsy

Quinn OKs MediPot for Kids With Epilepsy

The measure adds seizures to the list of treatable conditions in the state's medical cannabis program and... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Opinion:  Rauner’s Irresponsible Tax Plan Polls Well Among Voters

Opinion: Rauner’s Irresponsible Tax Plan Polls Well Among Voters

If there’s one trick Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner knows well, it’s telling people what they... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Hospital Wants To Be First in Illinois to Dispense Pot

Hospital Wants To Be First in Illinois to Dispense Pot

Swedish Covenant wants to be the first Illinois hospital to take advantage of the state’s decision last year... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

More than 18 months after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Gov. Dannel Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Illinois Law a Boost to Ex-Offenders Seeking Jobs

Illinois Law a Boost to Ex-Offenders Seeking Jobs

Ex-offenders in Illinois won't have to disclose their criminal pasts until private employers first evaluate... Read »

Jul 19, 2014
Rauner Mistakenly Vows to Tax

Rauner Mistakenly Vows to Tax "Trailer Parks" If Elected Governor

Bruce Rauner handed Pat Quinn yet another opening to attack his one-percenter lifestyle when the... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
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
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
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