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Medical Marijuana Rules OK'd by Illinois Committee

Medical Marijuana Rules OK'd by Illinois Committee

An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state's medical cannabis program, which... Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Dollars for Obama Library Roll in From Chicago, NY

Dollars for Obama Library Roll in From Chicago, NY

The first major donations to President Barack Obama's presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago,... Read »

Jul 15, 2014
Daley Wants Health Records Private in Park Grill Suit

Daley Wants Health Records Private in Park Grill Suit

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley wants only the judge in the Park Grill lawsuit to see his medical records. Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Study Determines Cost of Corruption in Illinois

Study Determines Cost of Corruption in Illinois

How much does corruption in Illinois cost taxpayers? According to a new study, more than $1,300 per person. Read »

Jul 15, 2014
Illinois AG Sues Over Student Loan Scams

Illinois AG Sues Over Student Loan Scams

The lawsuits, filed in Cook and Champaign counties, alleged "deceptive practices" for charging up-front fees... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
Opinion: Beating Rahm Will Take More Than Good Poll Numbers

Opinion: Beating Rahm Will Take More Than Good Poll Numbers

There’s no doubt Mr. Emanuel needs to find some kind of silver lining concerning his re-election chances today. Read »

Jul 14, 2014
George W. Bush Undergoes Second Knee Surgery in Chicago

George W. Bush Undergoes Second Knee Surgery in Chicago

For the second time in as many months, President George W. Bush traveled to Chicago for knee surgery. Watch »

Jul 14, 2014
Poll Says Karen Lewis Could Be Strong Mayoral Contender

Poll Says Karen Lewis Could Be Strong Mayoral Contender

Looks like Mayor Rahm Emanuel may want to take Karen Lewis seriously. Watch »

Jul 14, 2014
Gov. Quinn Repeats Call for Assault-Weapons Ban

Gov. Quinn Repeats Call for Assault-Weapons Ban

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons... Read »

Jul 13, 2014
Deng Agrees to 2-Year, $20 Million Deal With Heat

Deng Agrees to 2-Year, $20 Million Deal With Heat

Free agent forward Luol Deng agreed Sunday to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat, said Herb Rudoy, one... Read »

Jul 13, 2014
Ted Nugent Taunts Rahm Emanuel in Unhinged Twitter Rant

Ted Nugent Taunts Rahm Emanuel in Unhinged Twitter Rant

Days after a brutally violent Fourth of July weekend in Chicago, Ted Nugent -- 'Murica-loving musician, gun... Read »

Jul 11, 2014
Kirk Demands Background Checks on Immigrant Children

Kirk Demands Background Checks on Immigrant Children

Kirk says he has sent letters to the U.S. ambassadors in to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador asking... Watch »

Jul 11, 2014
What Pat Quinn Has to Do With Uber Expansion

What Pat Quinn Has to Do With Uber Expansion

Uber's goal to explain its Midwest branch by 500 employees within the next two years depends upon the approval... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Opinion: Rauner’s Latest Memory Loss Par for the Course

Opinion: Rauner’s Latest Memory Loss Par for the Course

If Rauner can't remember or doesn't know how lucrative business deals with influential politicians are done in... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Quinn Touts Illinois Tourism Growth

Quinn Touts Illinois Tourism Growth

Gov. Pat Quinn announced the increase Thursday while visiting 12-year-old Chloe Stirling at the Kendall... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
CTU Boss Endorses The Hulk Over Superman

CTU Boss Endorses The Hulk Over Superman

Chicago Teachers Union boss Karen Lewis might be cagey about plans to run for mayor, but she has a lot to say on... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Farnham May Get Plea Deal

Farnham May Get Plea Deal

Attorney Terry Ekl told reporters later that he'll know more by the next status hearing on Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Cubs Win Approval for 7 Wrigley Field Signs

Cubs Win Approval for 7 Wrigley Field Signs

The city's Commission on Landmarks voted in favor of the team's plan after a 3-hour meeting Thursday in which... Watch »

Jul 11, 2014
State May Suspend Quinn Anti-Violence Investigation: Report

State May Suspend Quinn Anti-Violence Investigation: Report

State Sen. Jason Barickman, co-chair of the Legislative Audit Commission, released a statement Wednesday... Read »

Jul 10, 2014
Ald. Danny Solis Suggests Chicago Peace Corps to Curb Violence

Ald. Danny Solis Suggests Chicago Peace Corps to Curb Violence

Ald. Danny Solis says Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his City Hall policy team are "looking" at his... Read »

Jul 9, 2014
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