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Former Rep. Reynolds Indicted on Tax Evasion Charges

Former Rep. Reynolds Indicted on Tax Evasion Charges

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges. Read »

Jun 26, 2015
Chicago Plans Celebration Events Following Gay Marriage Ruling

Chicago Plans Celebration Events Following Gay Marriage Ruling

Chicago on Friday will join cities across the country to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to make same-sex... Watch »

Jun 26, 2015
2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling

2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling

The presidential candidates’ reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage broke down... Read »

Jun 26, 2015

"Momentous Victory": Illinois Pols React to SCOTUS Ruling

Illinois politicians on Friday lauded the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling to make gay marriage legal nationwide. Watch »

Jun 26, 2015
Rauner Vetoes Illinois Budget, Citing $4B Deficit

Rauner Vetoes Illinois Budget, Citing $4B Deficit

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed the bulk of the Illinois budget that the Democratic-controlled Legislature... Watch »

Jun 25, 2015
Madigan Schedules House Hearing on

Madigan Schedules House Hearing on "Rauner Shutdown"

House Speaker Michael Madigan scheduled a meeting with the full House of Representatives to discuss the "Rauner... Read »

Jun 25, 2015
School Board OKs $1.135 Billion in New Borrowing

School Board OKs $1.135 Billion in New Borrowing

The Chicago Board of Education voted in favor of plans to borrow more than $1 billion to help the cash-strapped... Watch »

Jun 25, 2015
Rauner Signs Bill to Keep Schools Open, Funded

Rauner Signs Bill to Keep Schools Open, Funded

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Wednesday allowing funds to flow to the state's schools, ensuring they remain open... Read »

Jun 24, 2015
La. Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces Presidential Run

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces Presidential Run

Pitching himself as a "doer" in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for... Read »

Jun 24, 2015
Emanuel Faults State Government for CPS Pension Problem

Emanuel Faults State Government for CPS Pension Problem

In his second appearance on "Chicago Tonight" since he was re-elected in April, Mayor Rahm Emanuel... Read »

Jun 24, 2015
Donald Trump to Speak at City Club of Chicago

Donald Trump to Speak at City Club of Chicago

Following his recent announcement of a presidential bid, celebrity businessman Donald Trump will speak at the City... Read »

Jun 29, 2015
What You Should Know About Bobby Jindal

What You Should Know About Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced he is running for the GOP presidential nomination. Read »

Jun 24, 2015
Rauner Blames Madigan for Defeat of CPS Pension Bill

Rauner Blames Madigan for Defeat of CPS Pension Bill

The battle continues in Springfield between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan as a last-ditch... Watch »

Jun 24, 2015

"Tele-Schooling" Bill Could Mean End of Snow Days

As lawmakers in Springfield fight to create a new budget and decide what to do — if anything — about Chicago Public... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
House Defeats Delay in Chicago Schools' Pension Payment

House Defeats Delay in Chicago Schools' Pension Payment

The Illinois House has turned back a plea from the Chicago Public Schools for more time before making a pension... Watch »

Jun 23, 2015
Rauner Adds Another Week to TV Ad Spot

Rauner Adds Another Week to TV Ad Spot

As the budget stalemate in Springfield continues, Gov. Bruce Rauner extended his TV advertisement run by another... Watch »

Jun 23, 2015
Report: Emanuel Says CPS is at

Report: Emanuel Says CPS is at "Breaking Point"

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has finally broken his silence about Chicago Public Schools' financial crisis, saying the... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton Dominates 2016 Field: Poll

Hillary Clinton Dominates 2016 Field: Poll

Hillary Clinton is miles ahead of her closest Democratic competitor in the 2016 White House race — and she also... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
2016 GOP Candidates Give Back Hate Group Funds

2016 GOP Candidates Give Back Hate Group Funds

Republican presidential candidates — and several GOP lawmakers — said Monday they are donating or returning funds... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
Raisin Program Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

Raisin Program Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual... Read »

Jun 22, 2015
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