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Opinion: Entire Aldermanic Oversight Process Shrouded in Secrecy

Opinion: Entire Aldermanic Oversight Process Shrouded in Secrecy

If you didn't know any better, you might think every aspect of City Council oversight in this town is intended to be... Read »

Aug 25, 2014
Daily Dish: Monday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Monday's Political Headlines

8/25/14: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Vice President Joe Biden are both in Chicago for separate political... Watch »

Aug 25, 2014
Quinn Vetoes Uber Bill In a Win for Ride-Share Companies

Quinn Vetoes Uber Bill In a Win for Ride-Share Companies

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill targeting Uber and other ride-share companies with stiff... Read »

Aug 25, 2014
Karen Lewis Stops Dropping Rahm's Name in Public

Karen Lewis Stops Dropping Rahm's Name in Public

Karen Lewis is getting serious about running for mayor. At an event in Little Village last night, the fiery Chicago... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Report Finds IDOT Broke Hiring Rules For Years

Report Finds IDOT Broke Hiring Rules For Years

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration not only failed to rein-in political hiring at the Illinois Department... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
Rick Perry in N.H.: Indictment Politically Motivated

Rick Perry in N.H.: Indictment Politically Motivated

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
Rauner Once Called Quinn an 'Extraordinary' Leader

Rauner Once Called Quinn an 'Extraordinary' Leader

The Chicago Sun-Times unearths old footage of Bruce Rauner singing Democrats' praises during a November 2010 speech... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Romney and Ryan Reunite in Chicago Thursday

Romney and Ryan Reunite in Chicago Thursday

Romney is interviewing Ryan on stage in Chicago Thursday night. The subject is Ryan's new book, "The... Read »

Aug 21, 2014
Feds Indict Chicago Defense Attorney

Feds Indict Chicago Defense Attorney

Brindley allegedly instructed a witness, Marina Collazo, to lie on the stand about her husband, Vasquez's,... Read »

Aug 21, 2014
Can Joe Biden's Charm Help Quinn Defeat Rauner?

Can Joe Biden's Charm Help Quinn Defeat Rauner?

The White House is deploying Joe Biden to Chicago on Monday, where the veep will stump for Gov. Read »

Aug 21, 2014
Opinion: Chicago Looks Ready For Its ‘Progressive Moment’

Opinion: Chicago Looks Ready For Its ‘Progressive Moment’

What’s clear is that as far as progressives go in Chicago, the opportunity for a historic moment is upon them. Read »

Aug 21, 2014
Appeals Court Rules Against Term Limits on the Ballot

Appeals Court Rules Against Term Limits on the Ballot

Rauner's group insists the measure would be overwhelmingly approved by voters. It would limit legislators to... Read »

Aug 21, 2014
Rahm to Ed Kelly: Don't Feel Sorry for Me

Rahm to Ed Kelly: Don't Feel Sorry for Me

Memo to Ed Kelly: Rahm Emanuel doesn't want your pity. Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Rauner Agrees to Only 3 Debates

Rauner Agrees to Only 3 Debates

Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign released a list Wednesday of eight debates and forums ahead of Nov. Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Va. Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

Va. Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has taken the stand in his corruption trial. He and his wife, Maureen,... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Formally Pleads Not Guilty

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Formally Pleads Not Guilty

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Karen Lewis' Mayoral Committee Files With Board of Elections

Karen Lewis' Mayoral Committee Files With Board of Elections

Karen Lewis is one step closer to entering the race for Chicago mayor. Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
The Messy Politics of Illinois and Uber

The Messy Politics of Illinois and Uber

As Uber plows into the taxi industry in Illinois, its eye on dominating Chicago, the fast-growing... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Who Wins Twitter: Quinn vs. Rauner

Who Wins Twitter: Quinn vs. Rauner

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican rival Bruce Rauner are each using Twitter to get out the vote.... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
GOP's Brightest Lights Dim: Scandal Dogs 2016 Hopefuls

GOP's Brightest Lights Dim: Scandal Dogs 2016 Hopefuls

More and more high-profile Republican governors are battling setbacks political and legal, from the former Virginia... Read »

Aug 19, 2014
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