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Columbus Day Campaigning

Columbus Day Campaigning

10/13/2014: The race for Governor saw both candidates campaigning Monday on Columbus Day. NBC 5's political reporter Watch »

Oct 13, 2014
Karen Lewis Not Running for Mayor

Karen Lewis Not Running for Mayor

Karen Lewis will not be running for mayor of Chicago, officials announced Monday. Watch »

Oct 13, 2014
Texas' Wendy Davis Defends Controversial Wheelchair Ad

Texas' Wendy Davis Defends Controversial Wheelchair Ad

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Monday defended her campaign television ad that... Read »

Oct 13, 2014
Quinn Aims to Bolster Veteran Credentials

Quinn Aims to Bolster Veteran Credentials

Gov. Pat Quinn is touting his record on veterans' issues during his re-election bid by announcing a coalition... Read »

Oct 13, 2014
Washington, Ill. Mayor Voices Support for Quinn

Washington, Ill. Mayor Voices Support for Quinn

An Illinois town in the midst of a major rebuilding following deadly tornadoes last year would normally... Watch »

Oct 10, 2014
Davis Campaign Ad Focuses on Texas Gubernatorial Rival Abbott's Disability

Davis Campaign Ad Focuses on Texas Gubernatorial Rival...

With less than a month to go before the Texas governor's election, a new television ad by Democrat Wendy... Read »

Oct 10, 2014
Rauner Releases 2013 Tax Returns

Rauner Releases 2013 Tax Returns

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner released his 2013 tax returns Friday evening. Read »

Oct 10, 2014
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

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