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Rauner Says He'll Release Taxes Before Election

Rauner Says He'll Release Taxes Before Election

Rauner Spokesman Mike Schrimpf says Rauner got a six-month extension of the April 15 filing deadline. He says Rauner Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Daily Dish: Your Tuesday Political News

Daily Dish: Your Tuesday Political News

NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern provides a snapshot of the local political headlines for Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Watch »

Jul 8, 2014
Opinion: Chicago Can Send a Message by Raising Minimum Wage

Opinion: Chicago Can Send a Message by Raising Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage in Chicago can send a clear message about the city's—and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s—priorities. Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Tight Illinois Budget Still Contains Pet Projects

Tight Illinois Budget Still Contains Pet Projects

Among expenses in the $35.7 billion spending plan, tucked into a document thousands of pages long, are millions... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Report Alleges Madigan Used Influence for Metra Hiring

Report Alleges Madigan Used Influence for Metra Hiring

Homer said in the report that Madigan used "timing and persistence" to pressure board members... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Panel Recommends $13 Minimum Wage in Chicago

Panel Recommends $13 Minimum Wage in Chicago

Minimum Wage Working Group says wages would increase earnings for about 410,000 people and inject nearly... Watch »

Jul 8, 2014
Rutherford Fires Three Staffers Following Investigation

Rutherford Fires Three Staffers Following Investigation

Administrators accused of faking records, engaging in "workplace harassment." Read »

Jul 7, 2014
POLL: 25 Percent of Republicans Don't Like the GOP

POLL: 25 Percent of Republicans Don't Like the GOP

A new Associated Press poll reveals that 25 percent of Republicans and 13 percent of Democrats dislike their... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
Opinion: Oberweis Targets Single Moms in New Ad

Opinion: Oberweis Targets Single Moms in New Ad

The GOP senatorial candidate has apparently taken Ward Room's advice and released a new-and-improved radio... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
Surviving Willis Sibling Envisions 'Cordial Conversation' With George Ryan

Surviving Willis Sibling Envisions 'Cordial Conversation' With...

Toby Willis, who lost six siblings in the tragic 1994 car accident that spurred a corruption case indicting... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
Opinion: Bloody Holiday Creates More Than One Reality In Chicago

Opinion: Bloody Holiday Creates More Than One Reality In Chicago

Amid the beer and brats, fireworks and festivals, did you hear the sound of gunfire ringing in the air? If... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
Cullerton Son Charged With Sexual Battery

Cullerton Son Charged With Sexual Battery

Carroll Cullerton, son of Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, allegedly groped a woman in a bar. Read »

Jul 7, 2014
Quinn Signs Ballot Question on Birth Control

Quinn Signs Ballot Question on Birth Control

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that'll ask voters if they think prescription drug... Read »

Jul 6, 2014
Son: Former U.S. Sen. Dixon of Illinois Dies at Home

Son: Former U.S. Sen. Dixon of Illinois Dies at Home

Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has died. Read »

Jul 6, 2014
Chicago Unveils Locations for 12 New Speed Cameras

Chicago Unveils Locations for 12 New Speed Cameras

In the next few months, Chicago will have 12 more speed cameras near parks and schools. Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Fox Yanks Quinn's Anti-Rauner Ad Over Repeat Mr. Burns Appearance

Fox Yanks Quinn's Anti-Rauner Ad Over Repeat Mr. Burns Appearance

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn crossed the Fox Network for the second time this week when his campaign re-used an image of... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Rooftop Owners Agree to Not Sue

Rooftop Owners Agree to Not Sue

Rooftop owners, who have a contract with the team that requires them to pay 17-percent of their gross revenues... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Daley Tries to Avoid Park Grill Testimony

Daley Tries to Avoid Park Grill Testimony

Attorneys for Daley say in a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court his appearance at trial would present... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
State's High Court: Burge Can Keep Pension

State's High Court: Burge Can Keep Pension

Attorney General wanted to challenge police pension board concerning payments to former Chicago police... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor

Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, will likely soon be required to provide free pot... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014
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