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Emanuel Repays City $14,623 for Taxpayer-Funded Trips

Emanuel Repays City $14,623 for Taxpayer-Funded Trips

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel confirmed Wednesday that he repaid the city $14,623 in costs from... Read »

Sep 3, 2014
Jeb Bush to Stump for Bruce Rauner Amid 2016 Buzz

Jeb Bush to Stump for Bruce Rauner Amid 2016 Buzz

Jeb Bush is hopping aboard the Bruce Rauner bandwagon. Weeks after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's pro-Rauner tour... Read »

Sep 3, 2014
2016 Presidential Contenders Flock to NH

2016 Presidential Contenders Flock to NH

It's still two months from the 2014 mid-term elections, and already numerous possible 2016 presidential... Read »

Sep 3, 2014
Opinion: Why Wealth—and Wine—Matter in Governor’s Race

Opinion: Why Wealth—and Wine—Matter in Governor’s Race

When it comes to great wealth, many Americans are of two minds. Read »

Sep 3, 2014
Emanuel Signs Minimum Wage Executive Order

Emanuel Signs Minimum Wage Executive Order

Officials said it will apply to city contractors advertised after Oct. 1 and will affect about 1,000... Watch »

Sep 3, 2014
Rauner Admits Belonging to $140,000 Wine Club

Rauner Admits Belonging to $140,000 Wine Club

As Governor Pat Quinn begins what many are calling a campaign stunt – living on minimum wage for a week –... Watch »

Sep 2, 2014
Quinn Adopts Mr. Fix-It Persona In Snappy New Campaign Spot

Quinn Adopts Mr. Fix-It Persona In Snappy New Campaign Spot

Whomever orchestrated Gov. Pat Quinn's new campaign ad deserves props for pulling off the seemingly impossible feat... Read »

Sep 2, 2014
Durbin Narrowly Leads Oberweis in Poll

Durbin Narrowly Leads Oberweis in Poll

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat seeking a fourth term in office, has a slight lead over... Read »

Sep 2, 2014
Opinion: Quinn’s Empty Minimum Wage Gesture

Opinion: Quinn’s Empty Minimum Wage Gesture

Fixing poverty in Illinois or across the country takes a lot more than simply skipping eating out or taking... Read »

Sep 2, 2014
Jury Begins Deliberations in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Governor, Wife

Jury Begins Deliberations in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Governor, Wife

A federal jury is hearing instructions from a judge before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of... Watch »

Sep 2, 2014
Tammy Duckworth Announces She's Pregnant

Tammy Duckworth Announces She's Pregnant

Iraq veteran and double amputee from Hoffman Estates expecting baby girl in December. Watch »

Sep 1, 2014
Quinn to Live on Minimum Wage for Week

Quinn to Live on Minimum Wage for Week

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it's like to live on the state's minimum wage of $8.25 an... Read »

Aug 31, 2014
Con Artist Who Tricked Quinn, Madigan and Durbin Gets Indicted on Fraud Charges

Con Artist Who Tricked Quinn, Madigan and Durbin Gets Indicted on Fraud...

Anshoo Sethi, the social-climbing young con artist who suckered prominent Illinois politicians into supporting... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Quinn vs. Rauner: Who Won the Pseudo-Debate?

Quinn vs. Rauner: Who Won the Pseudo-Debate?

It wasn't a debate-debate, but Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner's Thursday showdown could be classified as such—the first... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Opinion: Taking Emanuel’s Money Could Have Political Costs

Opinion: Taking Emanuel’s Money Could Have Political Costs

Aldermanic candidates could potentially suffer at the polls if it comes out they're being supported by... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Ald. Bob Fioretti Crowd-Sources Possible Mayoral Run

Ald. Bob Fioretti Crowd-Sources Possible Mayoral Run

With all the buzz about Karen Lewis possibly running for Chicago mayor, it's sometimes easy to overlook 2nd... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Pro-Rahm Super PAC Schemes to Add More Allies in City Council

Pro-Rahm Super PAC Schemes to Add More Allies in City Council

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election super PAC is targeting 53 alderman candidates with a questionnaire designed... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Judge Throws Out Koschman Lawsuit Against Police

Judge Throws Out Koschman Lawsuit Against Police

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman, the mother of... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Quinn Earmarks $10M for

Quinn Earmarks $10M for "Safe Passage"

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday announced the state is earmarking $10 million for Chicago Public... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Debate Plans

Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Debate Plans

Durbin spokesman Ron Holmes says nothing is finalized and campaigns were still in Read »

Aug 28, 2014
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