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Progressives Try to Break Council Rules Committee Logjam

Progressives Try to Break Council Rules Committee Logjam

Two pieces of legislation in City Council are due to get a hearing this week, both buried in the Rules... Read »

Oct 7, 2014
Quinn Gallops Past Rauner 44-40 in New Poll

Quinn Gallops Past Rauner 44-40 in New Poll

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, gaining momentum closer to Election Day, leads Republican rival Bruce Rauner 44-40 in a new... Read »

Oct 7, 2014
Michelle Obama Attends Rally for Quinn in Chicago

Michelle Obama Attends Rally for Quinn in Chicago

First lady is expected at the University of Illinois at Chicago where organizers said she'll encourage... Watch »

Oct 8, 2014
Michelle Obama Praises Quinn's

Michelle Obama Praises Quinn's "Courage" in New TV Ad

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is launching a full-scale Michelle Obama media charm offensive: The Democratic... Read »

Oct 6, 2014
Martin Sheen Gets

Martin Sheen Gets "West Wing" in Fiery Pro-Quinn Speech

Actor-activist Martin Sheen, who played popular Democratic U.S. President Josiah Barlet on NBC's political drama The... Read »

Oct 6, 2014
Opinion: Why Chicago Fire Festival Bust Matters

Opinion: Why Chicago Fire Festival Bust Matters

How many hours of mental health services desperately needed by Chicago residents does $2 million buy? Read »

Oct 6, 2014
Gov. Perry Creates Infectious Disease Task Force

Gov. Perry Creates Infectious Disease Task Force

The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, and the revelation that dozens of others in Texas are... Watch »

Oct 6, 2014
Daily Dish: Friday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Friday's Political Headlines

10/3/14: Mary Ann Ahern has your political news scoop, including the latest in the Illinois governor's race. Watch »

Oct 3, 2014
This Week in Mudslinging: Quinn's 'Rauneropoly' Game Will Give You Nightmares; Chicago Media Hates Valerie Jarrett

This Week in Mudslinging: Quinn's 'Rauneropoly' Game Will Give...

It's Friday! And that means another This Week in Mudslinging report on the over-the-top, openly hostile,... Read »

Oct 3, 2014
Billionaire Casino Magnate Puts Up Money to Defeat Florida Pot Measure

Billionaire Casino Magnate Puts Up Money to Defeat Florida Pot Measure

A billionaire casino magnate is putting up more money to defeat a proposal to legalize medical... Read »

Oct 3, 2014
Opinion: Karen Lewis Wants Participation, Not a Job

Opinion: Karen Lewis Wants Participation, Not a Job

At a meeting in Uptown, Karen Lewis pointed to the possibility of collaboration as the foundation for... Read »

Oct 3, 2014
Illinois Retailers Won't Endorse a Candidate in 2014

Illinois Retailers Won't Endorse a Candidate in 2014

The press release states "it is unclear how Mr. Rauner would accomplish these goals" as it refers to... Read »

Oct 3, 2014
Hillary Clinton on Grandmotherhood:

Hillary Clinton on Grandmotherhood: "I Highly Recommend It!"

Thousands waited hours in the sun to see Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday in South... Watch »

Oct 2, 2014
Daily Dish: Obama Wraps Trip to Chicago

Daily Dish: Obama Wraps Trip to Chicago

10/2/14: President Obama had a full schedule during his Thursday visit to Chicago. Mary Ann Ahern reports. Watch »

Oct 2, 2014
Rahm Takes Out $21 Million to Pay For Daley's Dormant Olympic Site

Rahm Takes Out $21 Million to Pay For Daley's Dormant Olympic Site

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is borrowing $21 million-plus to pay for a dormant swath of land earmarked by former boss... Read »

Oct 2, 2014
Rauner Blasts Obama's 'Anti-Business Rhetoric' in Revealing Interview

Rauner Blasts Obama's 'Anti-Business Rhetoric' in Revealing Interview

Let's assume Rauner, the wealthy Winnetka investor-turned-GOP governor candidate, is less than enthused... Read »

Oct 2, 2014
Opinion: Council Needs to Move on Reparations for Burge’s Torture Victims

Opinion: Council Needs to Move on Reparations for Burge’s...

As former Chicago police commander Burge walks free, legislation calling for compensation for his victims continues... Read »

Oct 2, 2014
Obama Touts Improved, Strong U.S. Economy at Northwestern

Obama Touts Improved, Strong U.S. Economy at Northwestern

President Barack Obama went into defensive mode Thursday afternoon during a speech about the Watch »

Oct 2, 2014
Political Reporter Tries Hockey

Political Reporter Tries Hockey

10/01/14: NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern took a swing in Wednesday night's "Shoot the Puck" challenge. Watch »

Oct 2, 2014
Obama Stumps for Gov. Quinn in Chicago

Obama Stumps for Gov. Quinn in Chicago

Obama attended a fundraiser for Quinn Thursday morning before pushing his economic message during an... Watch »

Oct 2, 2014

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