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Clinton Papers Shed Light on Lewinsky Scandal

Clinton Papers Shed Light on Lewinsky Scandal

The White House strategy to defend President Bill Clinton against the political fallout of his affair with... Read »

Oct 10, 2014
Why NBC 5 Objects to Quinn Campaign Ad

Why NBC 5 Objects to Quinn Campaign Ad

The story was reported by our political editor Carol Marin. NBC 5 strongly objects to use of our material in... Read »

Oct 10, 2014
Chicago Tribune, Crain's Endorse Rauner for Illinois Governor

Chicago Tribune, Crain's Endorse Rauner for Illinois Governor

The Chicago Tribune and Crain's Chicago Business have endorsed Republican investor Bruce Rauner for governor... Read »

Oct 10, 2014
This Week in Mudslinging: Rauner and Quinn Cannot Contain Their Mutual Malice

This Week in Mudslinging: Rauner and Quinn Cannot Contain Their Mutual...

When this is all over, don't expect Bruce Rauner to extend Pat Quinn an invitation for a post-election... Read »

Oct 10, 2014
Quinn, Rauner Square Off in 1st Televised Debate

Quinn, Rauner Square Off in 1st Televised Debate

10/9/2014: Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner square off in first televised debate. Mary Ann Ahern Watch »

Oct 10, 2014
Quinn, Rauner Prepare for First Debate

Quinn, Rauner Prepare for First Debate

10/9/2014: Illinois gubernatorial candidates face off in Peoria Thursday night. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports. Watch »

Oct 9, 2014
Illinois' Public Health Honcho Calls Chicago Aldermen's Ebola Screening Pitch 'Overkill'

Illinois' Public Health Honcho Calls Chicago Aldermen's Ebola Screening...

The director of Illinois' public health department describes a pitch by Ebola-fearing Chicago aldermen to screen all... Read »

Oct 9, 2014
Madigan, Emanuel Hustle Big Money From Political Donors

Madigan, Emanuel Hustle Big Money From Political Donors

With election season in full swing, two powerful Illinois Democrats—House Speaker Michael Madigan and Chicago Mayor... Read »

Oct 9, 2014
Governor's Debate Preview: Quinn and Rauner Square Off in Peoria

Governor's Debate Preview: Quinn and Rauner Square Off in Peoria

After a series of vicious non-debate debates, Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican opponent... Read »

Oct 9, 2014
Karen Lewis' Condition is

Karen Lewis' Condition is "Worrisome": Source

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis was able to take phone calls before her emergency surgery... Watch »

Oct 9, 2014
Opinion: Who’s Afraid of an Elected School Board Vote?

Opinion: Who’s Afraid of an Elected School Board Vote?

For the second time in two years, aldermen have refused to allow a vote on one of the most fundamental issues about... Read »

Oct 9, 2014
Quinn, Rauner to Debate Today

Quinn, Rauner to Debate Today

The candidates face off tonight in Peoria. Read »

Oct 9, 2014
Former Quinn Chief Turns Over Emails to Lawmakers

Former Quinn Chief Turns Over Emails to Lawmakers

Emails from the Chicago Democrat's former staff connected to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and 2010 campaign... Read »

Oct 8, 2014
Chicago Aldermen Want Ebola Screening at Airports

Chicago Aldermen Want Ebola Screening at Airports

Two Chicago aldermen want international passengers at the city's two international airports screened for the... Watch »

Oct 9, 2014
Karen Lewis 'Not Well' But 'Under Great Medical Care'

Karen Lewis 'Not Well' But 'Under Great Medical Care'

The Chicago Teachers Union is keeping its lips zipped on Karen Lewis' health after the union... Read »

Oct 8, 2014
Opinion: Facing Trouble, Rauner Campaign Finds the Gutter

Opinion: Facing Trouble, Rauner Campaign Finds the Gutter

To hear Republican Bruce Rauner tell it, Quinn is directly responsible for the deaths of 95 children with... Read »

Oct 8, 2014
Hearings Begin on Quinn's Troubled Anti-Violence Program

Hearings Begin on Quinn's Troubled Anti-Violence Program

The Legislative Audit Commission subpoenaed seven former Quinn administration officials connected to... Read »

Oct 8, 2014
Hillary Clinton Appears With Gov. Quinn

Hillary Clinton Appears With Gov. Quinn

The Park Ridge native and possible 2016 presidential candidate attended Quinn fundraiser and spoke at two... Watch »

Oct 9, 2014
Va. Senate Debate: Warner, Gillespie Face Off

Va. Senate Debate: Warner, Gillespie Face Off

Challenger Ed Gillespie will debate incumbent Sen. Mark Warner in a special presentation that will be shown live on... Watch »

Oct 8, 2014
Bobby Rush Slams Super-Rich Governor Candidate Bruce Rauner: 'We're Not For Sale'

Bobby Rush Slams Super-Rich Governor Candidate Bruce Rauner: 'We're Not...

U.S. Rep Bobby Rush, who serves a predominantly African-American district on Chicago's South Side, is speaking... Read »

Oct 7, 2014

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