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Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies at 70

Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies at 70

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has died at the age of 70 from complications from stroke, her office said... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Politicians, Citizens React to Illinois Comptroller's Death

Politicians, Citizens React to Illinois Comptroller's Death

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died early Wednesday after having a stroke a day earlier. Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Former Governor Recalls Topinka

Former Governor Recalls Topinka "Sewer" Tale

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson said Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka once gave him a personal tour of the... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
House Republican Leader on Topinka Death

House Republican Leader on Topinka Death

Illinois State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Lockport) says Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died early Wednesday... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Nov. 2014: Topinka Wins Second Term as Comptroller

Nov. 2014: Topinka Wins Second Term as Comptroller

Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican, won a second term last month in a tough race with Democratic challenger Sheila... Read »

Dec 10, 2014
Opinion: Should Diana Rauner Step Down From Her Nonprofit Job?

Opinion: Should Diana Rauner Step Down From Her Nonprofit Job?

As Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner prepares to assume office in mid-January, concerns are being raised over a potential... Watch »

Dec 9, 2014
Eavesdropping Bill Focuses on

Eavesdropping Bill Focuses on "Private" Dialogue

It sounded like the opening to a joke, but Sen. Chapin Rose was eliciting a description of protections and... Read »

Dec 9, 2014
Ward Room's Best Political Tweets of 2014

Ward Room's Best Political Tweets of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, a new Republican governor prepares to take office and a Democratic mayor launches a... Read »

Dec 9, 2014
Obama Library: University of Chicago Doesn't Want to Seem Snobby

Obama Library: University of Chicago Doesn't Want to Seem Snobby

Given its reputation as a cloistered brain magnet, the esteemed private Hyde Park institution (tuition: $48,253 per... Read »

Dec 9, 2014
Local Businessman Announces Run for Chicago Mayor

Local Businessman Announces Run for Chicago Mayor

Chicago's race for Mayor gets another candidate-- Dr. Willie Wilson. The local businessmen announced his candidacy... Watch »

Dec 8, 2014
Chicago Aldermen Seek Chokehold Ban

Chicago Aldermen Seek Chokehold Ban

Four of Chicago's aldermen want the city's Municipal Code crystal clear that the city's officers should never use... Watch »

Dec 8, 2014
South Dakota Slams Rahm Emanuel in New Ad

South Dakota Slams Rahm Emanuel in New Ad

The state of South Dakota has resolved a dispute with Chicago officials about business-recruiting advertisements at... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Roskam Lands High-Profile House Post After Losing Majority Whip

Roskam Lands High-Profile House Post After Losing Majority Whip

After Peter Roskam lost his campaign for majority whip, Republicans rewarded the Illinois congressman with a new... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Rauner: Obama And I Share Mutual (Powerful) Pals

Rauner: Obama And I Share Mutual (Powerful) Pals

Illinois Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner says he and President Obama run in the same social circles. Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Rahm Targets Black Voters in 'Food Desert' Campaign Ad

Rahm Targets Black Voters in 'Food Desert' Campaign Ad

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election campaign has released a third ad aimed squarely at black voters on Chicago's South... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Daily Dish: Rahm to Announce Campaign Launch

Daily Dish: Rahm to Announce Campaign Launch

-----Original Message----- From: Ahern, Mary Ann (NBCUniversal, WMAQ) Sent: Friday, December 05, 2014 12:57 PM To:... Watch »

Dec 5, 2014
Rahm Launches Re-Election Campaign

Rahm Launches Re-Election Campaign

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes his re-election run official on Saturday with a big campaign announcement. Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait Goes Up at State Capitol

Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait Goes Up at State Capitol

The portrait of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be hung alongside past governors at the state Capitol nearly... Read »

Dec 5, 2014
Former Rep. Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

Former Rep. Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

Former state Rep. Keith Farnham faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison. Watch »

Dec 8, 2014
Quinn to Madigan: Help Me Pass a 'Plain Vanilla Minimum Wage' Bill

Quinn to Madigan: Help Me Pass a 'Plain Vanilla Minimum Wage' Bill

With mere weeks left until he cedes the throne to Bruce Rauner, lame-duck Gov. Pat Quinn is facing heavy... Read »

Dec 5, 2014
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