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Runoff Appears Likely as Rahm Falls Short

Runoff Appears Likely as Rahm Falls Short

Chicago voters headed to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots for mayor, city clerk, city treasurer and all 50 city... Watch »

Feb 24, 2015
Senate Fails to Advance Homeland Security Funding Bill

Senate Fails to Advance Homeland Security Funding Bill

Senate Democrats blocked GOP efforts to advance a bill that would ensure funding for Homeland Security but defund... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Rep. Aaron Schock Billed Private Planes, Concerts

Rep. Aaron Schock Billed Private Planes, Concerts

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and... Read »

Feb 23, 2015
Mayor Candidates Hit Trail on Final Day of Campaign

Mayor Candidates Hit Trail on Final Day of Campaign

Chicago voters head to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots for mayor, city clerk, city treasurer and all 50 city... Watch »

Feb 23, 2015
Wilson Touts Support From Faith Community

Wilson Touts Support From Faith Community

Mayoral hopeful Willie Wilson is touting support from the faith community in his final full day on the campaign... Watch »

Feb 23, 2015
Garcia Barnstorms City in Final Day of Mayoral Campaign

Garcia Barnstorms City in Final Day of Mayoral Campaign

With one day left in his bid to force Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff race, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't... Watch »

Feb 23, 2015
3 Referenda Questions on Municipal Ballot

3 Referenda Questions on Municipal Ballot

The questions are non-binding, meaning they won't create an official change, but are used to gauge the opinion of... Read »

Feb 23, 2015
Fioretti Courts Commuters, Bulls Fans in Final Push

Fioretti Courts Commuters, Bulls Fans in Final Push

Mayoral hopeful Bob Fioretti is out courting Chicago commuters and Bulls fans during the final 24 hours before... Watch »

Feb 23, 2015
Rahm Emanuel Fuels Up With Coffee Stops

Rahm Emanuel Fuels Up With Coffee Stops

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fueling up for the final day of his re-election campaign with several coffee stops across... Watch »

Feb 23, 2015
AMA About City Politics? Fioretti Hits Reddit

AMA About City Politics? Fioretti Hits Reddit

As Chicago's rivals for mayor took to the streets Sunday to rev up voters in the final days of the campaign, one... Read »

Feb 23, 2015
Final Poll Shows Mayor's Race Too Close to Call

Final Poll Shows Mayor's Race Too Close to Call

A final poll out before Tuesday's municipal election shows again that Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't have enough backing... Read »

Feb 23, 2015
Wisconsin's Walker Takes Selfie With Son in White House

Wisconsin's Walker Takes Selfie With Son in White House

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker attended the National Governors Association dinner at the White House Sunday and... Read »

Feb 23, 2015
Days After Snub, Rauner Skips Governors' Dinner at White House

Days After Snub, Rauner Skips Governors' Dinner at White House

Governors from across the country are heading to the White House on Sunday night to break bread with the Obamas. But Read »

Feb 22, 2015
Mayoral Candidates Campaign Hard as Race Tightens

Mayoral Candidates Campaign Hard as Race Tightens

Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs at least 50 percent of the vote plus one in Tuesday's election to avoid a runoff. Watch »

Feb 22, 2015
Early Voting Ballots Surpass 2011 Election Totals

Early Voting Ballots Surpass 2011 Election Totals

Chicagoans proved their interest in the outcome of Tuesday's election with a high number of early voting ballots... Watch »

Feb 22, 2015
Sen. Mark Kirk Climbs Stairs to Prepare for Tough 2016 Election

Sen. Mark Kirk Climbs Stairs to Prepare for Tough 2016 Election

Senator Mark Kirk is no stranger to tough elections, and he may be headed for another one in 2016 with four... Watch »

Feb 21, 2015
African-American Vote Key in Mayor's Race

African-American Vote Key in Mayor's Race

As early voting wraps up Saturday, the mayoral candidates are vying for the African-American vote, which could be... Read »

Feb 21, 2015
Mayoral Candidates Campaign as Early Voting Ends

Mayoral Candidates Campaign as Early Voting Ends

Early voting ended Saturday for the Chicago mayoral and aldermanic elections, and voter turnout surpassed the 2011... Watch »

Feb 21, 2015
Deep Dish: A Look Back on How Rahm Emanuel Became Mayor

Deep Dish: A Look Back on How Rahm Emanuel Became Mayor

NBC Chicago‚Äôs Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin break down just how Rahm Emanuel became mayor four years ago. Watch »

Feb 20, 2015
Emanuel Calls on Obama for Closing Campaign Ad

Emanuel Calls on Obama for Closing Campaign Ad

With Election Day just days away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called on his friends in high places for a final campaign... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
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