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Aldermen Aim to Outlaw Gun-Shaped Cellphone Case

Aldermen Aim to Outlaw Gun-Shaped Cellphone Case

Three Chicago aldermen plan to introduce a proposal to City Council at the end of the month to ban the sale and... Read »

Jul 14, 2015
Trump Tweets About 'El Chapo,' Mexican Immigration

Trump Tweets About 'El Chapo,' Mexican Immigration

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump took to Twitter to defend his earlier remarks about Mexican immigrants in... Read »

Jul 13, 2015
Clinton to Bush: American Workers Need a Raise

Clinton to Bush: American Workers Need a Raise

Hillary Rodham Clinton accused former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush of lacking an understanding of the needs of American... Read »

Jul 13, 2015
'I'm In': Walker Announces Presidential Bid

'I'm In': Walker Announces Presidential Bid

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker launched his candidacy for president at a gathering in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha.... Read »

Jul 14, 2015
Several GOP Lawmakers Haven't Cashed Rauner Checks

Several GOP Lawmakers Haven't Cashed Rauner Checks

Roughly one-third of Republican state legislators haven't cashed checks written to them from Illinois Gov. Read »

Jul 12, 2015
Why So Many Republicans Are Running for President

Why So Many Republicans Are Running for President

After all the candidate announcements, after all the speculation about who'd go first and who's yet to jump in, one... Read »

Jul 12, 2015
Trump: 'Nobody Wants to Talk About' Immigration, Crime

Trump: 'Nobody Wants to Talk About' Immigration, Crime

Presidential candidate Donald Trump decried the American media's supposed unwillingness to cover undocumented... Watch »

Jul 11, 2015
U.S. Personnel Chief Resigns Following Data Hack

U.S. Personnel Chief Resigns Following Data Hack

The head of the U.S. government's personnel office is resigning following revelations that hackers stole the... Read »

Jul 11, 2015
Judge Orders Comptroller to Pay State Workers Amid Impasse

Judge Orders Comptroller to Pay State Workers Amid Impasse

A St. Clair County judge has ordered the Illinois comptroller to fully pay state workers despite the Legislature's... Read »

Jul 9, 2015
Illinois House Passes Temporary State Budget

Illinois House Passes Temporary State Budget

The Democratic-controlled Illinois House passed a $2.3 billion short-term government spending plan Thursday. Read »

Jul 9, 2015
Illinois House Moves Forward on Temporary Budget

Illinois House Moves Forward on Temporary Budget

The Illinois House is scheduled to take another run at a one-month state spending plan when lawmakers return to... Read »

Jul 8, 2015
Donald Trump: 'I Will Win the Latino Vote'

Donald Trump: 'I Will Win the Latino Vote'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told NBC News on Wednesday he believes he will win the Latino vote by... Watch »

Jul 9, 2015
Local Union Protest Against Donald Trump

Local Union Protest Against Donald Trump

A local union of hospitality workers will march in front of Trump Hotel on Wednesday to protest GOP presidential... Watch »

Jul 8, 2015
Hillary Clinton Jabs GOP Field on Immigration

Hillary Clinton Jabs GOP Field on Immigration

Hillary Rodham Clinton said a Republican in the White House would mark a "big U-turn" for the nation and assailed... Read »

Jul 8, 2015
LaHood Wins Primary Race to Replace Ex-U.S. Rep. Schock

LaHood Wins Primary Race to Replace Ex-U.S. Rep. Schock

State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Watch »

Jul 7, 2015
Rauner to Appeal Ruling Barring State Worker Pay

Rauner to Appeal Ruling Barring State Worker Pay

A spokesman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says the Republican wants to appeal a judge's ruling that Illinois isn't allowed... Read »

Jul 7, 2015
Sheriff Dart Sends Officers to High-Crime Areas of City

Sheriff Dart Sends Officers to High-Crime Areas of City

In the midst of a violent summer in Chicago, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has sent troopers into the city, but... Read »

Jul 7, 2015
Voter Turnout Low for Race to Replace Schock

Voter Turnout Low for Race to Replace Schock

Turnout is low throughout central Illinois for a special primary election to help determine ex-U.S. Watch »

Jul 7, 2015
Tony Rezko Released to Halfway House

Tony Rezko Released to Halfway House

Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a past fundraiser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was released to a halfway house... Watch »

Jul 7, 2015
Unions to Appeal Ruling Barring Full Illinois Worker Pay

Unions to Appeal Ruling Barring Full Illinois Worker Pay

The leader of Illinois' largest state employee union says it will appeal a judge's ruling that workers can't be paid... Read »

Jul 7, 2015
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