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Rauner Inherits More Than 1,800 Clemency Petitions

Rauner Inherits More Than 1,800 Clemency Petitions

Departing Gov. Pat Quinn granted 43 clemency petitions in his final moments as governor, commuting the sentences of... Read »

Jan 12, 2015
Rauner Takes Oath of Office

Rauner Takes Oath of Office

Bruce Rauner takes the oath of office to become the 42nd governor of Illinois. Watch »

Jan 12, 2015
Quinn Punts Medical Marijuana Licensing to Rauner

Quinn Punts Medical Marijuana Licensing to Rauner

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has decided he will not award licenses to medical marijuana cultivation centers before his... Watch »

Jan 12, 2015
Rauner Attends Inaugural Events Across State

Rauner Attends Inaugural Events Across State

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner spent Sunday participating in inaugural events and parties across the state leading... Watch »

Jan 11, 2015
Quinn Vetoes Bobcat Hunting Bill in Final Day in Office

Quinn Vetoes Bobcat Hunting Bill in Final Day in Office

In his final days in office, Governor Pat Quinn is finishing up his gubernatorial duties, including vetoing a bill... Read »

Jan 11, 2015
Rauner Releases List of Donors to Transition, Inauguration

Rauner Releases List of Donors to Transition, Inauguration

Hospital and manufacturing trade groups are among the largest donors to Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner's transition and... Read »

Jan 11, 2015
Rauner Says Transformation is Coming on Eve of Inauguration

Rauner Says Transformation is Coming on Eve of Inauguration

Still speaking in campaign themes, Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner met cheering crowds at stops Saturday to thank... Read »

Jan 11, 2015
Bruce Rauner Announces First Appointments for Administration

Bruce Rauner Announces First Appointments for Administration

Among his nominations Saturday, Bruce Rauner chose former State Senator James Meeks as chairman of the Board of... Read »

Jan 10, 2015
Quinn Pardons Woman Who Attacked Ex-Husband with Hot Grease

Quinn Pardons Woman Who Attacked Ex-Husband with Hot Grease

In his last days in office, Gov. Pat Quinn is tying up loose ends, and among his final duties are a series of... Read »

Jan 10, 2015
Rauner Plans to Appoint Police Commander Leo Schmitz for State Police Job

Rauner Plans to Appoint Police Commander Leo Schmitz for State Police...

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner plans to appoint Chicago Police Commander Leo Schmitz to the position of director of the... Read »

Jan 10, 2015
Iowa Republicans to Meet to Determine Fate of Straw Poll

Iowa Republicans to Meet to Determine Fate of Straw Poll

The decades-old tradition for the Republican Party of Iowa is likely to keep going, but members are meeting today to... Read »

Jan 10, 2015
Quinn to Sign 2016 Comptroller Special Election Bill

Quinn to Sign 2016 Comptroller Special Election Bill

Quinn will sign the bill on Saturday amidst disagreements about who will succeed Judy Baar Topinka and for how... Read »

Jan 10, 2015
Demoted Cops Seek Deposition for Mayor

Demoted Cops Seek Deposition for Mayor

Eleven police officers who claim they were removed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail so officers who worked... Read »

Jan 10, 2015
Deep Dish: Preparing for Rauner's Inauguration

Deep Dish: Preparing for Rauner's Inauguration

Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern report. Watch »

Jan 9, 2015
Daily Dish: Quinn Approaches Final Day in Office

Daily Dish: Quinn Approaches Final Day in Office

Mary Ann Ahern has your top political stories of the day. Watch »

Jan 9, 2015
Romney Is Mulling 2016 Run for President

Romney Is Mulling 2016 Run for President

Mitt Romney told donors Friday that he is considering a 2016 presidential run, NBC News has confirmed. Sources told... Read »

Jan 9, 2015
Rahm Announces Education Agenda

Rahm Announces Education Agenda

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a lot of plans for Chicago Public Schools if he wins a second term, but his opponents... Read »

Jan 8, 2015
Illinois Legislature Approves Special Election for Comptroller

Illinois Legislature Approves Special Election for Comptroller

The General Assembly concluded a one-day special session Thursday by sending the Democratic governor legislation... Read »

Jan 8, 2015
Daily Dish Politics Round Up

Daily Dish Politics Round Up

Rahm Emanuel gives a speech on education as part of his reelection effort. Watch »

Jan 8, 2015
Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate

Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate

Ted Kennedy Jr. officially gained the title of Connecticut state senator Wednesday, becoming the newest member of... Read »

Jan 8, 2015
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