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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
Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama Library's Short List

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama Library's Short List

Chicago, New York and Honolulu are on the short list to host President Barack Obama's future presidential library. Read »

Sep 15, 2014
Durbin Leads Oberweis 55-32 In New Tribune Poll

Durbin Leads Oberweis 55-32 In New Tribune Poll

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is in a good position to win a fourth term serving Illinois this November,... Read »

Sep 15, 2014
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders "Thinking" About Running for President

Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders fueled speculation about his 2016 plans over the weekend, telling "Meet... Read »

Sep 15, 2014
Fioretti Wants to

Fioretti Wants to "Bring the City Together"

Second Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti announced Saturday that he will run for mayor, marking the first major challenger... Watch »

Sep 13, 2014
Calif. State Sen. Gets Jail Time for Lying About Residence

Calif. State Sen. Gets Jail Time for Lying About Residence

California State Sen. Rod Wright has been sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County jail for lying about his legal... Read »

Sep 12, 2014
Two Chicago Sites Cut From List for Obama Library

Two Chicago Sites Cut From List for Obama Library

Two Chicago sites -- in Lakeside and Bronzeville -- have been cut from the running. The University of... Watch »

Sep 12, 2014
Durbin Makes No Mention of Oberweis in First Re-Election Ad

Durbin Makes No Mention of Oberweis in First Re-Election Ad

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who's seeking to hold onto his Illinois post amid competition from Jim Oberweis, has released... Read »

Sep 11, 2014
Democratic Poll Shows Quinn Ahead for First Time

Democratic Poll Shows Quinn Ahead for First Time

After weeks of losing ground to Bruce Rauner, Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is three points ahead of... Read »

Sep 12, 2014
President Obama Details Plan to Attack ISIS

President Obama Details Plan to Attack ISIS

President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday night. He announced plans to attack Watch »

Sep 10, 2014
Rauner Mocks Quinn Aide For 'Passing Notes' During Non-Debate

Rauner Mocks Quinn Aide For 'Passing Notes' During Non-Debate

Now that the gloves are off, Bruce Rauner is going after Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election team. Read »

Sep 10, 2014
Quinn, Rauner Spar at Tribune Editorial Session

Quinn, Rauner Spar at Tribune Editorial Session

The feisty tone of the Illinois governor's race ratcheted up Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce... Read »

Sep 10, 2014
Alderman Wants Speed-Limit Increase After Spike in Tickets

Alderman Wants Speed-Limit Increase After Spike in Tickets

A Chicago alderman is taking the city's red light camera problems into his own hands. Watch »

Sep 10, 2014
Chicago Mayoral Race: Lewis, Fioretti Turn Up the Heat

Chicago Mayoral Race: Lewis, Fioretti Turn Up the Heat

Two of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's most vocal critics are incher closer to making a decision on whether... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
The 10 Most Riveting Moments in the Rauner-Quinn (Non) Debate

The 10 Most Riveting Moments in the Rauner-Quinn (Non) Debate

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican opponent Bruce Rauner hurled the lowest of blows at one... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014
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