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Report: Mayor to Appear Regularly on

Report: Mayor to Appear Regularly on "Chicago Tonight"

With the official start of his second term less than a week away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to be making good on his... Read »

May 13, 2015
Jeb Bush Says He Misinterpreted Iraq War Question

Jeb Bush Says He Misinterpreted Iraq War Question

Former Florida governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush tried walking back comments after... Read »

May 12, 2015
Marco Rubio to Announce Foreign Policy

Marco Rubio to Announce Foreign Policy "Doctrine"

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is set to unveil the foreign policy "doctrine" he would... Read »

May 12, 2015
Damned Either Way: Is Jeb Bush Trapped on Iraq?

Damned Either Way: Is Jeb Bush Trapped on Iraq?

The presumptive GOP 2016 hopeful either has to throw his brother under the bus, saying George W. Read »

May 12, 2015
What To Expect From Presidential Library in Chicago

What To Expect From Presidential Library in Chicago

After months of speculation, the announcement of where the Barack Obama Presidential Library will be built is... Watch »

May 11, 2015
GROSS: Rand Paul Staffer Licks Super PAC's Camera

GROSS: Rand Paul Staffer Licks Super PAC's Camera

A New Hampshire staffer for Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul's campaign licked the camera of a liberal... Read »

May 11, 2015
Obama Library Coming to South Side of Chicago

Obama Library Coming to South Side of Chicago

The Barack Obama Foundation on Tuesday announced that the South Side of Chicago will be the home of the future... Watch »

May 12, 2015
Rep. Bustos Offers Tickets to Taylor Swift Concert

Rep. Bustos Offers Tickets to Taylor Swift Concert

If you missed attending the Katy Perry concert with former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, you may still be in luck. You Read »

May 10, 2015

"SNL" Skewers GOP Presidential Candidates

"Saturday Night Live" skewered Republicans running for the presidential nomination in a skit featuring the... Read »

May 11, 2015
Things to Know About the Illinois Court Ruling on Pensions

Things to Know About the Illinois Court Ruling on Pensions

Illinois lawmakers have another burden awaiting them on their return to the Capitol this week after the state... Watch »

May 9, 2015
High Court Overturns Pension Law

High Court Overturns Pension Law

The law dealt with four of the state's five pension programs — the Legislature did not include the judges' account... Watch »

May 8, 2015
Florida Doctor Tied to NJ Sen. Menendez Due Back in Court

Florida Doctor Tied to NJ Sen. Menendez Due Back in Court

A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is due back in court. Read »

May 8, 2015
Is Aaron Schock Looking for a Job in Chicago?

Is Aaron Schock Looking for a Job in Chicago?

A lawyer whose client is suing Aaron Schock may not know where the former representative is, but the disgraced... Read »

May 7, 2015
Obama Library: How Big an Economic Boost Chicago Can Expect

Obama Library: How Big an Economic Boost Chicago Can Expect

If President Obama’s library and museum is built on Chicago’s South Side as expected, proponents say it could... Read »

May 12, 2015
Jeb Bush's Wife, Son Raise Funds in Chicago

Jeb Bush's Wife, Son Raise Funds in Chicago

Columba Bush and Jeb Bush, Jr. are scheduled to make appearances at a luncheon at the Union League Club, located at... Read »

May 7, 2015
CTU's Lewis Remains Hopeful Strike Can be Avoided

CTU's Lewis Remains Hopeful Strike Can be Avoided

Teachers' current contract expires at the end of June. Watch »

May 6, 2015
Grand Jury Takes Testimony in Schock Spending Probe

Grand Jury Takes Testimony in Schock Spending Probe

A grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of a federal investigation into former Illinois Congressman Aaron... Read »

May 6, 2015
Jeb Bush Has Polling Problem With Conservatives

Jeb Bush Has Polling Problem With Conservatives

There are two ways to see how Jeb Bush could fare in the GOP presidential field based on NBC News' poll this week. Read »

May 6, 2015
Rauner: No Bail for Chicago

Rauner: No Bail for Chicago

In a historic City Council meeting Wednesday, Gov. Bruce Rauner addressed a full chamber and urged Chicago to make... Watch »

May 6, 2015
City Council Approves Reparations for Police Torture Victims

City Council Approves Reparations for Police Torture Victims

The Chicago City Council approved a $5.5 million fund Wednesday to compensate victims of police torture. Watch »

May 6, 2015
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