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Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 07:14 PM CST

Ex-NYC Mayor Talks Possible White House Bid in Interview

Ex-NYC Mayor Talks Possible White House Bid in Interview

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has confirmed that he is thinking about running for president as an independent candidate in 2016. In a story published Monday in the Financial Times, Bloomberg said...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 05:13 PM CST

Rauner Rejects Expansion of State's Medical Marijuana Program

Rauner Rejects Expansion of State's Medical Marijuana Program

Governor Rauner continued to stifle the state’s medical marijuana pilot program last week after he failed to add a variety of conditions to the list of diseases that can legally be treated by the drug.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 05:12 PM CST

Emanuel Announces O'Hare Gate Expansion

Emanuel Announces O'Hare Gate Expansion

The mayor’s office announced a deal Sunday to add five new American Airlines gates to O’Hare International Airport.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 07:26 PM CST

Aldermen Halt Emanuel’s Plan to Raise Smoking Age

Aldermen Halt Emanuel’s Plan to Raise Smoking Age

A group of Chicago aldermen recently shot down Mayor Emanuel’s plan to increase the city’s smoking age from 18 to 21 and add a $6 million tax on all types of tobacco.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:23 PM CST

Alvarez Battles Opponents During Editorial Board Endorsement Sessions

Alvarez Battles Opponents During Editorial Board Endorsement Sessions

Embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez defended her tenure during a Chicago Tribune Editorial Board endorsement session Thursday.

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 04:17 PM CST

Rep. Dunkin’s Primary Opponent Receives High-Profile Endorsements

Rep. Dunkin’s Primary Opponent Receives High-Profile Endorsements

Julianna Stratton held a news conference Thursday to announce a host of powerful endorsements as she moves forward with her bid to unseat state Rep. Ken Dunkin, her opponent in the March 15 Democratic primary...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 03:18 PM CST

Public Can't Attend Obama's Speech at Illinois House

Public Can't Attend Obama's Speech at Illinois House

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 06:42 PM CST

Trump Tells Voters He Doesn't Need Money, 'I Need Your Vote'

Trump Tells Voters He Doesn't Need Money, 'I Need Your Vote'

Republican candidate Donald Trump spoke to hundreds at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, just two days before the state's primary. Trump asked that people not vote at all if they can't vote for

Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 05:26 PM CST

Gloria Steinem Apologizes for Comments About Young Women

Gloria Steinem Apologizes for Comments About Young Women

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has apologized for implying that younger women have chosen to support Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton because they want to meet men, NBC News reported. "In a case...

Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 04:10 PM CST

Hillary Clinton Calls Flint Water Crisis 'Immoral'

Hillary Clinton Calls Flint Water Crisis 'Immoral'

Hillary Clinton called for “action now” to fight the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, in a speech she made to a packed congregation in the city, NBC News reported. Clinton, who stepped away from the campaign...

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