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Jazzercise Michael Madigan Goes for Cheap Laughs (And Succeeds)

Jazzercise Michael Madigan Goes for Cheap Laughs (And Succeeds)

Even Lisa Madigan might laugh at the sight of her stern, jaded father decked out in exuberant '80s jazzercise drag. Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Opinion: Is Chicago Forward a Defensive Play, Too?

Opinion: Is Chicago Forward a Defensive Play, Too?

Not winning reelection isn't the only worst-case scenario on the table for Team Emanuel. Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Obama Postpones Connecticut Trip For Ebola Meeting

Obama Postpones Connecticut Trip For Ebola Meeting

President Barack Obama's scheduled trip to Bridgeport Wednesday has been postponed so he can meet at the White House... Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Pregnant Tammy Duckworth Retires From Illinois National Guard

Pregnant Tammy Duckworth Retires From Illinois National Guard

Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War vet Tammy Duckworth, pregnant with her first child, is retiring from her post as... Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Emanuel Presents 2015 Chicago Budget Plan

Emanuel Presents 2015 Chicago Budget Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his 2015 Chicago budget to the City Council on Wednesday, with no planned property,... Watch »

Oct 15, 2014
Rauner, Quinn Square Off in Governor's Debate in Chicago

Rauner, Quinn Square Off in Governor's Debate in Chicago

The candidates debate taxes, assault weapons and a Chicago casino. Mary Ann Ahern reports. Watch »

Oct 14, 2014
No Vote on Illinois Fracking Rules Until November

No Vote on Illinois Fracking Rules Until November

At Tuesday's hearing in Chicago, some lawmakers expressed concern that if no regulations are approved by a Nov.... Read »

Oct 14, 2014
Why Lewis' Exit From Mayor’s Race Changes Nothing

Why Lewis' Exit From Mayor’s Race Changes Nothing

With or without Karen Lewis, a lot of Chicagoans are still looking for a change in City Hall. Read »

Oct 14, 2014
Emanuel Considers Tax Hike on Parking in Chicago Garages

Emanuel Considers Tax Hike on Parking in Chicago Garages

If Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way, it will be more expensive to park your car in Chicago. Watch »

Oct 14, 2014
NH Lawmaker Calls Congresswoman

NH Lawmaker Calls Congresswoman "Ugly as Sin"

A Republican New Hampshire state lawmaker has called a Democratic congresswoman "ugly" and said the GOP opponent in... Watch »

Oct 14, 2014
Columbus Day Campaigning

Columbus Day Campaigning

10/13/2014: The race for Governor saw both candidates campaigning Monday on Columbus Day. NBC 5's political reporter... Watch »

Oct 13, 2014
Karen Lewis Not Running for Mayor

Karen Lewis Not Running for Mayor

Karen Lewis will not be running for mayor of Chicago, officials announced Monday. Watch »

Oct 13, 2014
Texas' Wendy Davis Defends Controversial Wheelchair Ad

Texas' Wendy Davis Defends Controversial Wheelchair Ad

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Monday defended her campaign television ad that... Read »

Oct 13, 2014
Quinn Aims to Bolster Veteran Credentials

Quinn Aims to Bolster Veteran Credentials

Gov. Pat Quinn is touting his record on veterans' issues during his re-election bid by announcing a coalition of... Read »

Oct 13, 2014
Washington, Ill. Mayor Voices Support for Quinn

Washington, Ill. Mayor Voices Support for Quinn

An Illinois town in the midst of a major rebuilding following deadly tornadoes last year would normally lean... Watch »

Oct 10, 2014
Davis Campaign Ad Focuses on Texas Gubernatorial Rival Abbott's Disability

Davis Campaign Ad Focuses on Texas Gubernatorial Rival Abbott's...

With less than a month to go before the Texas governor's election, a new television ad by Democrat Wendy Davis... Read »

Oct 10, 2014
Rauner Releases 2013 Tax Returns

Rauner Releases 2013 Tax Returns

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner released his 2013 tax returns Friday evening. Read »

Oct 10, 2014
Clinton Papers Shed Light on Lewinsky Scandal

Clinton Papers Shed Light on Lewinsky Scandal

The White House strategy to defend President Bill Clinton against the political fallout of his affair with intern... Read »

Oct 10, 2014
Why NBC 5 Objects to Quinn Campaign Ad

Why NBC 5 Objects to Quinn Campaign Ad

The story was reported by our political editor Carol Marin. NBC 5 strongly objects to use of our material in a... Read »

Oct 10, 2014
Chicago Tribune, Crain's Endorse Rauner for Illinois Governor

Chicago Tribune, Crain's Endorse Rauner for Illinois Governor

The Chicago Tribune and Crain's Chicago Business have endorsed Republican investor Bruce Rauner for governor over... Read »

Oct 10, 2014

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