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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows "We Will Prevail"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at an Austin courthouse Tuesday afternoon, to the applause of dozens of supporters, to... Watch »

Aug 19, 2014
Karen Lewis Slams Rahm's 'Meaningless' Firefighter Jobs Plan in Sun-Times Op-Ed

Karen Lewis Slams Rahm's 'Meaningless' Firefighter Jobs Plan...

Chicago Teachers Union boss and human megaphone Karen Lewis is attacking Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the pages of... Read »

Aug 19, 2014
GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator

GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at...

A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire... Read »

Aug 19, 2014
A Year After Closures, CPS Schools Remain Empty (and on the Market)

A Year After Closures, CPS Schools Remain Empty (and on the Market)

Now that CPS closed all those schools, what's the district going to do with the extra space? Read »

Aug 19, 2014
Appeals Court Reinstates Casino Lawsuit Tied to Blagojevich

Appeals Court Reinstates Casino Lawsuit Tied to Blagojevich

Judges at the Court of Appeals say there is adequate evidence to support an allegation that in 2008, Rod Blagojevich... Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Concealed Carry Makes Chicagoans Feel

Concealed Carry Makes Chicagoans Feel "Less Safe": Poll

A Chicago Tribune poll reveals that Illinois' new concealed carry law, introduced in January, makes a majority... Read »

Aug 18, 2014
NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups

NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced via Twitter Sunday that she had "high-risk HPV" in an effort to... Read »

Aug 18, 2014
Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80

Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80

The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party... Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Woman Robbed Near Emanuel’s North Side Home

Woman Robbed Near Emanuel’s North Side Home

A woman was robbed early Sunday near the North Side home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Read »

Aug 18, 2014
22 States Honor Illinois' Concealed Carry Permit

22 States Honor Illinois' Concealed Carry Permit

Illinois doesn't have a reciprocity agreement with any states, meaning Illinois doesn't recognize other... Read »

Aug 18, 2014
Defense to Begin in Corruption Trial Against Ex-Va. Governor

Defense to Begin in Corruption Trial Against Ex-Va. Governor

The defense is set to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Opinion: How Rahm Became an Underdog

Opinion: How Rahm Became an Underdog

When your approval rating starts off a campaign at 35 percent or lower, you have to be seen by at least some voters... Read »

Aug 15, 2014
Quinn Wants Apology Over GOP

Quinn Wants Apology Over GOP "Cow Tipping" Crack

Gov. Pat Quinn says his Republican challenger's running mate should apologize for a 2013 comment asking if "cow... Read »

Aug 15, 2014
Prosecution Rests in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Prosecution Rests in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

The prosecution rested its case Thursday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Watch »

Aug 14, 2014
Rauner Rides to State Fair on Harley

Rauner Rides to State Fair on Harley

After removing his helmet, the Winnetka businessman said he would lead an administration that is efficient... Watch »

Aug 14, 2014
Quinn Claims Credit for Declining Unemployment

Quinn Claims Credit for Declining Unemployment

He addressed reporters Thursday at a Chicago pipe and conduit manufacturer calling it a "momentous" Read »

Aug 15, 2014
Yelp Opens Office in Merchandise Mart

Yelp Opens Office in Merchandise Mart

Yelp, the business review website, is opening an new office in Chicago and is expected to hire 300 employees. Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Emanuel's Approval Ratings Sink to New Low in Tribune Poll

Emanuel's Approval Ratings Sink to New Low in Tribune Poll

The Chicago Tribune took another big swipe at Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, publishing the dismal results of a job... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Republicans Rally at State Fair Breakfast

Republicans Rally at State Fair Breakfast

8/14/14: Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner asks for voters' help in sweeping Gov. Pat Quinn into "the... Watch »

Aug 14, 2014
8 Months Later, Still No Word on Blagojevich Appeal

8 Months Later, Still No Word on Blagojevich Appeal

Save for some back and forth regarding filings, all that is known is that the three judges have taken the case under... Watch »

Aug 13, 2014
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