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What Pat Quinn Has to Do With Uber Expansion

What Pat Quinn Has to Do With Uber Expansion

Uber's goal to explain its Midwest branch by 500 employees within the next two years depends upon the approval... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Opinion: Rauner’s Latest Memory Loss Par for the Course

Opinion: Rauner’s Latest Memory Loss Par for the Course

If Rauner can't remember or doesn't know how lucrative business deals with influential politicians are done in... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Quinn Touts Illinois Tourism Growth

Quinn Touts Illinois Tourism Growth

Gov. Pat Quinn announced the increase Thursday while visiting 12-year-old Chloe Stirling at the Kendall... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
CTU Boss Endorses The Hulk Over Superman

CTU Boss Endorses The Hulk Over Superman

Chicago Teachers Union boss Karen Lewis might be cagey about plans to run for mayor, but she has a lot to say on... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Farnham May Get Plea Deal

Farnham May Get Plea Deal

Attorney Terry Ekl told reporters later that he'll know more by the next status hearing on Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Cubs Win Approval for 7 Wrigley Field Signs

Cubs Win Approval for 7 Wrigley Field Signs

The city's Commission on Landmarks voted in favor of the team's plan after a 3-hour meeting Thursday in which... Watch »

Jul 11, 2014
State May Suspend Quinn Anti-Violence Investigation: Report

State May Suspend Quinn Anti-Violence Investigation: Report

State Sen. Jason Barickman, co-chair of the Legislative Audit Commission, released a statement Wednesday... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Ald. Danny Solis Suggests Chicago Peace Corps to Curb Violence

Ald. Danny Solis Suggests Chicago Peace Corps to Curb Violence

Ald. Danny Solis says Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his City Hall policy team are "looking" at his... Read »

Jul 9, 2014
Rauner Firm Gave Contribution After Deal

Rauner Firm Gave Contribution After Deal

In 2000 the Cook County Board approved a deal with HealthRev Inc. to collect Medicaid Read »

Jul 9, 2014
Quinn Slams Rauner:

Quinn Slams Rauner: "We Don't Need a Loophole Governor'

The worst thing to happen to Bruce Rauner's campaign is a gift to the re-election efforts of Illinois Read »

Jul 9, 2014
Opinion: Perry's Wrong on Spending Critique

Opinion: Perry's Wrong on Spending Critique

Texas governor Rick Perry has some advice for the state of Illinois: stop caring about your people so much. Read »

Jul 9, 2014
Gutierrez Calls for Obama to

Gutierrez Calls for Obama to "Keep Families Together"

With the families of those threatened by deportation by his side, Congressman Luis Gutierrez urged President... Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Shakman: Quinn Claim on Hiring a

Shakman: Quinn Claim on Hiring a "Straw Man"

An anti-patronage lawyer says Gov. Pat Quinn's administration should face federal scrutiny to ensure it... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Quinn Offers Rahm State Police Help for Violence

Quinn Offers Rahm State Police Help for Violence

Quinn told reporters Tuesday after an unrelated event that he'll only do so if Emanuel asks and won't... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Tio Hardiman Announces U.S. Senate Run Against Mark Kirk

Tio Hardiman Announces U.S. Senate Run Against Mark Kirk

It's official: Tio Hardiman will challenge Mark Kirk for U.S. Senate. The Chicago Democrat and former... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Daley Says Medical Issue Should Keep Him Off Witness Stand

Daley Says Medical Issue Should Keep Him Off Witness Stand

Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is seeking to avoid testifying during the trial of the city's lawsuit seeking... Watch »

Jul 8, 2014
Some Workers Say $13 Minimum Wage Isn't Enough

Some Workers Say $13 Minimum Wage Isn't Enough

While they certainly won't look a gift horse in the mouth, there were some on Tuesday looking at a... Watch »

Jul 8, 2014
Rauner Says He'll Release Taxes Before Election

Rauner Says He'll Release Taxes Before Election

Rauner Spokesman Mike Schrimpf says Rauner got a six-month extension of the April 15 filing deadline. He says Rauner Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Daily Dish: Your Tuesday Political News

Daily Dish: Your Tuesday Political News

NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern provides a snapshot of the local political headlines for Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Watch »

Jul 8, 2014
Opinion: Chicago Can Send a Message by Raising Minimum Wage

Opinion: Chicago Can Send a Message by Raising Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage in Chicago can send a clear message about the city's—and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s—priorities. Read »

Jul 8, 2014
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