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McDonnell Corruption Trial: Brother of Star Witness Testifies

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Brother of Star Witness Testifies

Prosecutors presented Tuesday afternoon what they say is another example of gifts the former first couple... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014

"Tiger Selfies" Banned in New York

New York's Internet Romeos will have to find new ways to attract mates now that it's illegal to pose for photos with... Read »

Aug 12, 2014
Wisconsin Politicians Criticize Illinois, Obama and O'Hare at RNC Meeting

Wisconsin Politicians Criticize Illinois, Obama and O'Hare at...

A trio of Wisconsin politicians -- Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and Republican National Committee Chairman... Read »

Aug 12, 2014
Rauner Buying His Way Into Hearts of Local Pols

Rauner Buying His Way Into Hearts of Local Pols

First-time candidate is spreading his own brand of political love across the state among local Republican political... Read »

Aug 12, 2014
Emanuel Flies to New York for Summit on Income Inequality

Emanuel Flies to New York for Summit on Income Inequality

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was in New York City on Monday to attend a summit of American mayors, led by... Read »

Aug 11, 2014
McDonnell Corruption Trial: Aide Says He Had No Idea About Businessman's Gifts

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Aide Says He Had No Idea...

The onetime chief of staff to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he had no idea at the time that his boss... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Opinion: Study Shows City Needs More Equitable Housing Plan

Opinion: Study Shows City Needs More Equitable Housing Plan

Despite spending millions, the city's community redevelopment efforts efforts are not seeing the kind of... Read »

Aug 11, 2014
What's Behind that Cayman Island Talk

What's Behind that Cayman Island Talk

The fallout has included accusations that candidates are unpatriotic and waging a "war on teachers," recruiting... Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Lt. Gov.: Gun Culture in America Must Change

Lt. Gov.: Gun Culture in America Must Change

Comptroller nominee was among thousands at Saturday's Bud Billiken parade when gunfire erupted. Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Nixon's Secretary Didn't Erase Watergate Tapes, John Dean Says

Nixon's Secretary Didn't Erase Watergate Tapes, John Dean Says

John Dean, who was Richard Nixon's White House counsel during Watergate, has cleared the name of the... Read »

Aug 8, 2014
Rauner Joins Disgraced Gen. McChrystal for Navy Seal Fundraiser in Chicago

Rauner Joins Disgraced Gen. McChrystal for Navy Seal Fundraiser...

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will appear alongside former U.S. Army Gen. Read »

Aug 8, 2014
Midterm Elections: Oberweis Attacks Durbin in 'Dick Nixon' Radio Spot

Midterm Elections: Oberweis Attacks Durbin in 'Dick Nixon' Radio Spot

Jim Oberweis has launched his most negative attack yet on U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, releasing a radio ad that compares... Read »

Aug 8, 2014
Under the Radar, Obama Impeachment Talk Heats Up

Under the Radar, Obama Impeachment Talk Heats Up

You might not be hearing a lot about it, but a whole lot of folks in America would like nothing more than to... Read »

Aug 8, 2014
McDonnell Trial: Colleague Had Misgivings About CEO's Dealings With McDonnells

McDonnell Trial: Colleague Had Misgivings About CEO's Dealings...

An associate of the wealthy businessman at the center of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case... Watch »

Aug 8, 2014
Media Denied at Mock Debate

Media Denied at Mock Debate

The teens held their debate at the Arturo Velasquez Institute on the City's West side as part of the Chicago Housing... Read »

Aug 7, 2014
Potential Wave of Progressive Aldermanic Candidates Seen for 2015

Potential Wave of Progressive Aldermanic Candidates Seen for 2015

Call it Anti-Rahm Fever or the beginnings of a true progressive movement in City Read »

Aug 7, 2014
Will Lewis Run?

Will Lewis Run?

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis believes Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a "tale of... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
McDonnell Corruption Trial: Gov.

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Gov. "Worshipped" Ground His Wife...

The woman who ran the Virginia governor's mansion under Bob McDonnell said the governor worshipped the ground... Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
Amtrak Answers Quinn's Call on Revamping Chicago-to-Carbondale Track

Amtrak Answers Quinn's Call on Revamping Chicago-to-Carbondale Track

Amtrak says it's "happy to do the work suggested" by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Read »

Aug 7, 2014
Butter Cow Goes Live Thursday from State Fair

Butter Cow Goes Live Thursday from State Fair

The 500-pound bovine is made of unsalted butter. Built from scratch each year, the cow has been an unofficial mascot... Read »

Aug 7, 2014
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