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Rauner Rescinds Quinn's Executive Orders

Rauner Rescinds Quinn's Executive Orders

Rauner signed executive order 15-11 and rescinded a number of executive orders signed by Pat Quinn during his final... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
RNC Rolls Out 2016 Debate Schedule

RNC Rolls Out 2016 Debate Schedule

RNC officials reported Friday the first debate is scheduled for Ohio in August. The announcement follows months... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
Illinois Congressional Delegation's Millionare Club Members Revealed

Illinois Congressional Delegation's Millionare Club Members Revealed

Six of Illinois' seats in the U.S. House and Senate are filled by members of the millionaire's club, representing... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
Opinion: Pair of Longtime Aldermen Face Ethics Questions Before Election Day

Opinion: Pair of Longtime Aldermen Face Ethics Questions Before...

Two veteran Chicago City Council members are facing questions over potential ethics violations in the run up to the... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
Millionaires Make Up Half of Congress: Report

Millionaires Make Up Half of Congress: Report

Congress is getting richer and seeing its number of millionare members grow, as average Americans continue to... Read »

Jan 15, 2015
Rauner Issues Order to Make Names of Political Hires Public

Rauner Issues Order to Make Names of Political Hires Public

Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order Thursday requiring information about all political hires to be posted... Read »

Jan 15, 2015
Perry Delivers Farewell Speech to TX Legislature

Perry Delivers Farewell Speech to TX Legislature

Gov. Rick Perry delivered a farewell address to the Texas Legislature, capping his 14-year term with a final tribute... Watch »

Jan 15, 2015
Democratic Leaders Urge Bipartisanship, Set Priorities

Democratic Leaders Urge Bipartisanship, Set Priorities

Members of Illinois' Democratic-led 99th General Assembly have been sworn into office as the state enters its first... Watch »

Jan 15, 2015
Lewis Laments She Can't Run for Mayor

Lewis Laments She Can't Run for Mayor

"I really wanted to do this. ... It was something that I thought about, that I had worked it out with my... Watch »

Jan 15, 2015
Rahm Talks Economic Development in Chicago

Rahm Talks Economic Development in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dicussed economic development in the city Wednesday ahead of the February mayoral... Watch »

Jan 14, 2015
Rahm Talks Economic Agenda

Rahm Talks Economic Agenda

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned his re-election campaign’s focus to jobs and the city’s economic growth. Watch »

Jan 14, 2015
Ditka Slams Rahm, Contributes to Fioretti Campaign

Ditka Slams Rahm, Contributes to Fioretti Campaign

If Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was a quarterback under Mike Ditka, he’d probably be riding the bench next season. Read »

Jan 14, 2015
Opinion: Wilson’s Money Bomb Shouldn’t Buy Any Credibility

Opinion: Wilson’s Money Bomb Shouldn’t Buy Any Credibility

With just six weeks left to go before the election, it’s hard to see what Willie Wilson has done to justify becoming... Read »

Jan 14, 2015
Congressman Sorry for Tweet Comparing Obama to Hitler

Congressman Sorry for Tweet Comparing Obama to Hitler

Texas' Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a... Read »

Jan 13, 2015
Rauner Makes Changes on First Day in Office

Rauner Makes Changes on First Day in Office

Security teams were busy at the governor's office in Springfield as the executive branch got to work on its first... Watch »

Jan 13, 2015
Rauner Calls for Changes in First Day in Office

Rauner Calls for Changes in First Day in Office

Bruce Rauner called for serious changes on his first official day as governor of Illinois. Mary Ann Ahern reports. Watch »

Jan 13, 2015
Governor's Office Gets Swept For Eavesdropping Bugs

Governor's Office Gets Swept For Eavesdropping Bugs

Security teams were busy at the governor's office in Springfield as the executive branch got to work on its first... Watch »

Jan 13, 2015
Christie's State of the State Gets National Buzz Ahead of 2016

Christie's State of the State Gets National Buzz Ahead of 2016

As he eyes a presidential run, Gov. Chris Christie delivered a State of the State speech Tuesday aimed at defining... Read »

Jan 14, 2015
Kamala Harris to Run for Boxer's Senate Seat

Kamala Harris to Run for Boxer's Senate Seat

California Attorney General Kamala Harris plans to run for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat in the Senate, making... Watch »

Jan 13, 2015
Daley Won't Speak at College Following Health Concerns

Daley Won't Speak at College Following Health Concerns

Daley was reported to be set to take the stage at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., as a guest speaker on Jan. Watch »

Jan 12, 2015
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