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Rothenberg Report Changes Illinois Governor Race to Favor Rauner

Rothenberg Report Changes Illinois Governor Race to Favor Rauner

Less than a week after Politico switched its projected outcome of of Illinois' gubernatorial race from... Read »

Aug 6, 2014
Durbin, Emanuel Praise Walgreen's Decision to Remain in Illinois

Durbin, Emanuel Praise Walgreen's Decision to Remain in Illinois

Illinois politicians are praising Walgreen's decision to keep its headquarters in suburban Chicago rather than take... Watch »

Aug 6, 2014
Riverdale Park District Spent $35,000 on Out-of-Town Conferences: Report

Riverdale Park District Spent $35,000 on Out-of-Town Conferences:...

Talk about "parks and recreation." The corruption-busting team at the Better Government Association has... Read »

Aug 6, 2014
Nixon Tapes Released on 40th Anniversary of Resignation

Nixon Tapes Released on 40th Anniversary of Resignation

Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and... Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
Quinn Administration Memo Reveals Lawmaker Gripes, Bruised Egos

Quinn Administration Memo Reveals Lawmaker Gripes, Bruised Egos

Pass the popcorn because this is pure entertainment: An internal email distributed by a Quinn Administration aide... Read »

Aug 5, 2014
Boehner Hits Illinois to Fund Raise

Boehner Hits Illinois to Fund Raise

He's scheduled to raise money for state Rep. Mike Bost in O'Fallon Tuesday. Bost is trying to unseat Democratic U.S.... Read »

Aug 5, 2014
Rauner and Quinn Trade Barbs Over Cayman Controversy

Rauner and Quinn Trade Barbs Over Cayman Controversy

Which surprises you the most: A) That Bruce Rauner diverted some of his millions to the Cayman Islands, Mitt... Watch »

Aug 4, 2014
Opinion: Council Campaign Against Oversight Goes Far Beyond IG Khan

Opinion: Council Campaign Against Oversight Goes Far Beyond IG Khan

A lot of sitting alderman in the Chicago City Council really do not like Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan. Read »

Aug 4, 2014
Bruce Rauner Donates $1.5 Million to Self

Bruce Rauner Donates $1.5 Million to Self

Bruce Rauner has poured another $1.5 million of his own fortune into an increasingly expensive campaign to defeat... Read »

Aug 4, 2014
Feds Drop Bank Fraud Charges Against Rep. Ford

Feds Drop Bank Fraud Charges Against Rep. Ford

West side Democrat pleads guilty one count of misdemeanor income tax charge violation. Watch »

Aug 4, 2014
Quinn Signs Water-Related Laws in Chicago

Quinn Signs Water-Related Laws in Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation aimed at protecting water supplies. Read »

Aug 3, 2014
Quinn Signs Legislation Proposed by Third Graders

Quinn Signs Legislation Proposed by Third Graders

Legislation proposed by three suburban Chicago third graders to better protect pets is now Illinois law. Read »

Aug 2, 2014
Midterm Elections: Cook Report Dubs Illinois' Enyart-Bost Race a 'Toss-Up'

Midterm Elections: Cook Report Dubs Illinois' Enyart-Bost Race a...

The Cook Political Report has switched the dial on the congressional battle over Illinois' 12th District, dubbing... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
Emanuel Education Adviser Resigns Amid City Hall Exodus

Emanuel Education Adviser Resigns Amid City Hall Exodus

Beth Swanson -- a top-ranked education adviser to Mayor Rahm Emanuel who helped settle the 2012 teachers strike... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
Cubs CEO to Stage Fundraiser at Wrigley Field

Cubs CEO to Stage Fundraiser at Wrigley Field

It's a great day for a ... political fundraiser? Chicago Cubs CEO Tom Ricketts is using Wrigley Field to stage a... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
Cantor to Resign From Congress August 18

Cantor to Resign From Congress August 18

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
Quinn Scores Teachers Union Endorsement in Bitter Governors Race

Quinn Scores Teachers Union Endorsement in Bitter Governors Race

Surprise! Not one but two powerful Illinois teachers unions have come forward to formally endorse Democratic... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

House Republicans are set to get a new second-in-command this week, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy takes over Friday for... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
Alderman Abandons Bartender Gig After DUI Arrest

Alderman Abandons Bartender Gig After DUI Arrest

Ald. Rey Colon had been slated to take part in a fundraiser to support the "A Day in Avondale"... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
Medical Marijuana Could Soon Be Sold Next to a Starbucks Near You

Medical Marijuana Could Soon Be Sold Next to a Starbucks Near You

Smell that? It's the funky stench of victory for champions of expanding access to medical marijuana in the... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
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