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Daily Dish: Rahm to Announce Campaign Launch

Daily Dish: Rahm to Announce Campaign Launch

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Dec 5, 2014
Rahm Launches Re-Election Campaign

Rahm Launches Re-Election Campaign

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes his re-election run official on Saturday with a big campaign announcement. Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait Goes Up at State Capitol

Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait Goes Up at State Capitol

The portrait of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be hung alongside past governors at the state Capitol nearly... Read »

Dec 5, 2014
Former Rep. Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

Former Rep. Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

Former state Rep. Keith Farnham faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison. Watch »

Dec 8, 2014
Quinn to Madigan: Help Me Pass a 'Plain Vanilla Minimum Wage' Bill

Quinn to Madigan: Help Me Pass a 'Plain Vanilla Minimum Wage' Bill

With mere weeks left until he cedes the throne to Bruce Rauner, lame-duck Gov. Pat Quinn is facing heavy time-press... Read »

Dec 5, 2014
Alderman's Former Staffer Pleads Guilty to Bribe

Alderman's Former Staffer Pleads Guilty to Bribe

Curtis V. Thompson, Jr., accepted bills in a Christmas card from an FBI informant and now faces a maximum of 10... Read »

Dec 4, 2014
Senate Passes Minimum Wage Increase for Illinois

Senate Passes Minimum Wage Increase for Illinois

Just one day after the Chicago City Council approved a minimum wage of $13 per hour by 2019, the Illinois Senate... Watch »

Dec 3, 2014
Opinion: Unions Shun Emanuel’s Progressive Challengers

Opinion: Unions Shun Emanuel’s Progressive Challengers

An internal SEIU conflict opens a window into the role unions currently play in the race between Emanuel and his... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Officials Ask to Treat Close Obama Friend as Hostile Witness

Officials Ask to Treat Close Obama Friend as Hostile Witness

The Justice Department has asked a court in Springfield to be allowed to treat President Obama’s close friend and... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Madigan Ends 98th Legislature Without Lame Duck Session

Madigan Ends 98th Legislature Without Lame Duck Session

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan on Wednesday told House members that there had "been some successes and... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Things to Know on Chicago's New $13 Minimum Wage

Things to Know on Chicago's New $13 Minimum Wage

Here are some things to know about Chicago's minimum wage hike. Read »

Dec 2, 2014
City Council Passes Minimum Wage Hike

City Council Passes Minimum Wage Hike

The City Council approved a plan Tuesday to hike the minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2019. Watch »

Dec 2, 2014
Amer Ahmad Gets 15 Years in Prison

Amer Ahmad Gets 15 Years in Prison

A federal court sentenced former Rahm Emanuel aide Amer Ahmad to 15 years in prison on Monday for orchestrating a... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Jeb Bush Condemns Obama Immigration Order

Jeb Bush Condemns Obama Immigration Order

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday condemned President Barack Obama's recent immigration order for going "... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern highlights the day's top local political stories, which today mostly deal with the... Watch »

Dec 2, 2014
Chicago Mayor Race: Rahm Leads Garcia, Fioretti in New Poll

Chicago Mayor Race: Rahm Leads Garcia, Fioretti in New Poll

A new poll from David Binder Research shows Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel leading rivals Jesus "Chuy" Garcia... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Illinois Lawmakers Begin Last Week of Veto Session

Illinois Lawmakers Begin Last Week of Veto Session

Republican governor-elect Bruce Rauner is scheduled to make an appearance Tuesday morning at the state Capitol. Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Proposal To Increase Minimum Wage OK'd By Committee

Proposal To Increase Minimum Wage OK'd By Committee

Chicago is one step closer to becoming the latest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage after a City Council Committee... Watch »

Dec 1, 2014
Aldermanic Majority OK's Raises in the New Year

Aldermanic Majority OK's Raises in the New Year

A 56 percent majority of Chicago aldermen—many running for re-election in February—took individual salary raises of... Read »

Dec 1, 2014
Orr Endorses Garcia for Mayor

Orr Endorses Garcia for Mayor

Weeks after powerful Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis publicly endorsed Cook County Commissioner Jesus... Read »

Dec 1, 2014
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