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Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Prison

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Prison

Jackson served time after pleading guilty to charges he illegally spent $750,000 in campaign funds on items like... Watch »

Mar 26, 2015
Mayor Backs Out of Forum, Then Changes Mind Again: Report

Mayor Backs Out of Forum, Then Changes Mind Again: Report

Mayor Rahm Emanuel apparently flip flopped on his attendance at Wednesday night's mayoral forum at Chicago State... Watch »

Mar 25, 2015
CTU Calls for $15/Hour Minimum Wage

CTU Calls for $15/Hour Minimum Wage

The union scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. Wednesday to call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to set the standard. Watch »

Mar 25, 2015
Ted Cruz to Buy Insurance Via Obamacare

Ted Cruz to Buy Insurance Via Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act,... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaving Prison for Halfway House

Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaving Prison for Halfway House

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from a federal prison on Thursday and will serve out the remain... Watch »

Mar 26, 2015
This Week in the Mayor's Race: Early Voting, Final Push

This Week in the Mayor's Race: Early Voting, Final Push

As early voting kicks off, the mayor chases the undecided vote while Jesus "Chuy" Garcia travels the coun... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Flash Survey: OK For Garcia to Travel For Fundraisers?

Flash Survey: OK For Garcia to Travel For Fundraisers?

The Cook County Commissioner was in New York City on Monday and has at least two stops in Washington, D.C. on Tuesd... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Should GOP Voters Buy Wis. Gov. Scott Walker's Story?

Should GOP Voters Buy Wis. Gov. Scott Walker's Story?

Campaigning last week in South Carolina, a key early-primary state, Walker reiterated the story he’s been telling... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Indiana State Rep. Earl Harris Dies at Age 73

Indiana State Rep. Earl Harris Dies at Age 73

A cause of death was not given for Democrat who represented Northwest Indiana for more than 30 years. Read »

Mar 24, 2015
New York Unions Hold Fundraiser to Benefit Garcia

New York Unions Hold Fundraiser to Benefit Garcia

A Monday evening fundraiser in New York City will benefit Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in... Read »

Mar 23, 2015
First Day of Early Voting Brings in Record High Number of Voters

First Day of Early Voting Brings in Record High Number of Voters

The runoff election for mayor and 18 aldermen appears to be generating interest. Watch »

Mar 23, 2015
Madigan Holds Summit to Tackle Sex Assault on Campuses

Madigan Holds Summit to Tackle Sex Assault on Campuses

Speaking at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said victims of sexual... Read »

Mar 23, 2015
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 critic... 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
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