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Jeb Bush's Wife, Son Raise Funds in Chicago

Jeb Bush's Wife, Son Raise Funds in Chicago

Columba Bush and Jeb Bush, Jr. are scheduled to make appearances at a luncheon at the Union League Club, located at... Read »

May 7, 2015
CTU's Lewis Remains Hopeful Strike Can be Avoided

CTU's Lewis Remains Hopeful Strike Can be Avoided

Teachers' current contract expires at the end of June. Watch »

May 6, 2015
Grand Jury Takes Testimony in Schock Spending Probe

Grand Jury Takes Testimony in Schock Spending Probe

A grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of a federal investigation into former Illinois Congressman Aaron... Read »

May 6, 2015
Jeb Bush Has Polling Problem With Conservatives

Jeb Bush Has Polling Problem With Conservatives

There are two ways to see how Jeb Bush could fare in the GOP presidential field based on NBC News' poll this week. Read »

May 6, 2015
Rauner: No Bail for Chicago

Rauner: No Bail for Chicago

In a historic City Council meeting Wednesday, Gov. Bruce Rauner addressed a full chamber and urged Chicago to make... Watch »

May 6, 2015
City Council Approves Reparations for Police Torture Victims

City Council Approves Reparations for Police Torture Victims

The Chicago City Council approved a $5.5 million fund Wednesday to compensate victims of police torture. Watch »

May 6, 2015
Former House Speaker Jim Wright Dies at 92

Former House Speaker Jim Wright Dies at 92

Former House Speaker Jim Wright, who served more than three decades in the U.S. House of Representatives, has died... Watch »

May 6, 2015
Rauner COO to Make $198K Per Year

Rauner COO to Make $198K Per Year

Linda Lingle's annual salary will exceed what she made as governor of Hawaii. Read »

May 5, 2015
Business Groups, Injured Employees Weigh in on Workers' Comp

Business Groups, Injured Employees Weigh in on Workers' Comp

Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to overhaul... Read »

May 5, 2015
Chuck Norris Endorses Mike Huckabee for President

Chuck Norris Endorses Mike Huckabee for President

Mike Huckabee just announced Tuesday morning that he would be once again seeking the Republican nomination for... Read »

May 5, 2015
House Committee to Meet to Discuss Workers' Compensation

House Committee to Meet to Discuss Workers' Compensation

Illinois workers who suffer injuries on the job may soon receive less compensation than in the past under Gov. Bruce Read »

May 5, 2015
Huckabee Launches 2016 Presidential Bid

Huckabee Launches 2016 Presidential Bid

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for president in the hometown he shares with former President... Read »

May 5, 2015
Madigan Sues Companies for Student Loan Scams

Madigan Sues Companies for Student Loan Scams

Madigan said the companies violate an Illinois law that bans charging upfront fees for debt settlement services. Watch »

May 4, 2015
Rauner

Rauner "Open" to Considering Chicago Casino

Illinois has turned to gambling as a way to boost revenue in the past, but attempts to increase casinos failed when... Watch »

May 4, 2015
Emanuel Announces Scaled-Back Inauguration

Emanuel Announces Scaled-Back Inauguration

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second inauguration will be scaled-back from the extravaganza that was held in 2011 but will... Watch »

May 4, 2015
Clinton Takes Hit, But Holds Edge Over GOP Rivals: Poll

Clinton Takes Hit, But Holds Edge Over GOP Rivals: Poll

More people hold "unfavorable" views of Hillary Clinton after weeks of scrutiny over her emails and... Read »

May 5, 2015
Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty

Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty

Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they... Watch »

May 4, 2015

"I Am Running for President": Carly Fiorina Enters 2016 Race

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president. The Republican and one-time chief... Read »

May 4, 2015
Ben Carson:

Ben Carson: "I'm a Candidate for President"

Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for... Read »

May 4, 2015
Rauner Privatization Idea Raises Oversight Concerns

Rauner Privatization Idea Raises Oversight Concerns

Gov. Bruce Rauner says his plan to privatize the state's economic development agency will improve job creation in... Read »

May 3, 2015
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