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Is Luis Gutierrez Running for President?

Is Luis Gutierrez Running for President?

Add Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez to the ever-growing list of People Who May Run for President in 2016 ... Read »

Nov 13, 2014
Fioretti, Progressive Caucus Call for Council Hearings on CPS Swap Deals

Fioretti, Progressive Caucus Call for Council Hearings on CPS Swap...

Mayoral candidate and aldermen are calling for hearings on CPS borrowing practices, specifically the deals from 2003... Read »

Nov 13, 2014
Fioretti Campaign Dismisses Reports That Liberal Mayor Candidate Once Donated to Bob Dole

Fioretti Campaign Dismisses Reports That Liberal Mayor Candidate Once...

A spokesman for proudly liberal Chicago mayoral contender Bob Fioretti is slamming a Sun-Times report about... Read »

Nov 12, 2014
Speculation Grows Over Mark Kirk’s Political Future

Speculation Grows Over Mark Kirk’s Political Future

Few political clichés are as true as the one that says the time to start looking at the next election campaign is... Read »

Nov 12, 2014
Lame Duck Session Not Without Challenges for Rauner

Lame Duck Session Not Without Challenges for Rauner

For Republican Bruce Rauner, the legislative session slated to begin November 19 in Springfield could prove to be... Watch »

Nov 11, 2014
Rauner, Kirk Team Up for Pre-Veterans Day Event

Rauner, Kirk Team Up for Pre-Veterans Day Event

Bruce Rauner made a public appearance Monday, nearly a week after beating Pat Quinn to become Illinois’ next... Watch »

Nov 10, 2014
Ethics Committee Releases Documents in Rush Investigation

Ethics Committee Releases Documents in Rush Investigation

The House Ethics Committee released previously-confidential documents today in its ongoing investigation of Illinois... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
Rahm Progress Report: How's He Doing as Chicago Mayor?

Rahm Progress Report: How's He Doing as Chicago Mayor?

Rahm Emanuel will be up for referendum in February when Chicagoans get the chance to hand the mayor a second term—or... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
Opinion: CPS Priorities – Millions for Wall Street, Nothing for Students

Opinion: CPS Priorities – Millions for Wall Street, Nothing for...

The story of CPS' bad bets on interest rate swaps is a long, complex and downright scandalous story that comes at... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
Illinois Treasurer Standoff: Frerichs Closes In On Cross Lead

Illinois Treasurer Standoff: Frerichs Closes In On Cross Lead

Nearly a week has passed since Election Day, but the outcome of the nasty, neck-and-neck Illinois treasurer race... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
What Rahm Can Learn From Rauner's Chicago Numbers

What Rahm Can Learn From Rauner's Chicago Numbers

The fact that Bruce Rauner bested Pat Quinn to take an affluent downtown Chicago ward on Election Night could have... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
Madigan Rep: We Discovered Rauner's Voicemail

Madigan Rep: We Discovered Rauner's Voicemail

After some confusion, Michael Madigan's spokesman says he finally found the voicemail that Republican Governor-Elect... Read »

Nov 7, 2014
Lawmaker Gets Probation 3 Days After Re-Election

Lawmaker Gets Probation 3 Days After Re-Election

LaShawn Ford, a West Side Democrat, pleaded guilty in August to one count of misdemeanor income tax charge... Watch »

Nov 7, 2014
Funeral Scheduled for Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans

Funeral Scheduled for Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans

Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois, a former Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in... Read »

Nov 7, 2014
Meet Bruce Rauner's Transition Team

Meet Bruce Rauner's Transition Team

Just who are these folks helping Illinois' Republican governor-elect ease into Democratic Gov. Read »

Nov 6, 2014
Opinion: Time for Oberweis to Face Reality

Opinion: Time for Oberweis to Face Reality

There’s an old saying about drinking alcohol: “When three people at a party tell you you’re drunk, don't drive... Read »

Nov 6, 2014
Bruce Rauner Transition Team Includes Bill Daley

Bruce Rauner Transition Team Includes Bill Daley

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner added some familiar faces to his transition committee. Watch »

Nov 6, 2014
Madigan Rep: Rauner Didn't Call on Election Night

Madigan Rep: Rauner Didn't Call on Election Night

Michael Madigan's spokesman says that the Democratic Illinois House Speaker didn't speak with Bruce Rauner on... Read »

Nov 6, 2014
Weary Rivals in SoCal House Race Brace for Ballot Count

Weary Rivals in SoCal House Race Brace for Ballot Count

The long, divisive road to the 52nd Congressional District seat stretches on for its two weary candidates, incumbent... Watch »

Nov 6, 2014
Former US Rep. Lane Evans Dies at 63

Former US Rep. Lane Evans Dies at 63

Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois, a former Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in... Read »

Nov 6, 2014

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