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Emanuel Calls on Obama for Closing Campaign Ad

Emanuel Calls on Obama for Closing Campaign Ad

With Election Day just days away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called on his friends in high places for a final campaign... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
Early Voting Totals Could Rival 2011 in Chicago Election

Early Voting Totals Could Rival 2011 in Chicago Election

Early voting turnout in Chicago is on track to rival numbers from 2011. Watch »

Feb 20, 2015
Rahm Supports Urban Prep Union Organizing

Rahm Supports Urban Prep Union Organizing

Challenger Chuy Garcia says he's pleased the mayor is supporting unions, but said that's inconsistent with his... Watch »

Feb 20, 2015
Former Va. First Lady Sentenced to 1 Year, 1 Day for Corruption

Former Va. First Lady Sentenced to 1 Year, 1 Day for Corruption

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on corruption charges... Watch »

Feb 21, 2015
Jail Time for Ex-Va. First Lady? McDonnell Corruption Case Sentencing

Jail Time for Ex-Va. First Lady? McDonnell Corruption Case Sentencing

If prosecutors get their way, former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell could become the first modern-day... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
Obama's Visits Rahm Campaign Office

Obama's Visits Rahm Campaign Office

President Barack Obama’s visited Chicago to designate the Pullman Historic District a national monument, but his... Watch »

Feb 19, 2015
Five to Know: Jesus

Five to Know: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Four candidates are vying to defeat incumbent Rahm Emanuel to become Chicago's next mayor. Watch »

Feb 22, 2015
4 House Dems Angling to Take on Mark Kirk

4 House Dems Angling to Take on Mark Kirk

As four Illinois House Democrats scope out their chances to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016, here's a snapshot... Read »

Feb 19, 2015
Obama Designates Pullman a National Monument

Obama Designates Pullman a National Monument

Obama called the Pullman Historic District among the "places that reflect our national history and our national... Watch »

Feb 19, 2015
Giuliani: Obama Doesn't Love You, Me or America

Giuliani: Obama Doesn't Love You, Me or America

Democrats are assailing former Mayor Rudy Giuliani for saying President Obama doesn't love America -- and they're... Read »

Feb 19, 2015
Ex-Va. 1st Lady Faces Sentencing for Corruption

Ex-Va. 1st Lady Faces Sentencing for Corruption

Lawyers for Maureen McDonnell have asked the same judge who sentenced former Gov. Bob McDonnell to two years in... Read »

Feb 19, 2015
Mayoral Candidates Concerned With Rauner Budget

Mayoral Candidates Concerned With Rauner Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to fix Illinois’ financial woes will have a big impact on local government and those... Watch »

Feb 19, 2015
Five to Know: Bob Fioretti

Five to Know: Bob Fioretti

Four candidates are vying to defeat incumbent candidate Rahm Emanuel, and tonight our political reporter Carol Marin... Watch »

Feb 18, 2015

"My Own Man": Jeb Bush Presents Foreign Policy Vision

Jeb Bush outlined his view of American foreign policy on Wednesday, endorsing a philosophy of "liberty... Read »

Feb 18, 2015
Rauner: Budget Plan Ends

Rauner: Budget Plan Ends "Financial Recklessness"

In his first budget address, Gov. Bruce Rauner said his proposal was the state's "last best chance to get our... Watch »

Feb 18, 2015
Politicians React to Rauner's Budget Address

Politicians React to Rauner's Budget Address

Governor Bruce gave his budget address Wednesday where he announced plans for deep cuts, saying the state has been... Watch »

Feb 18, 2015
Five to Know: Willie Wilson

Five to Know: Willie Wilson

Four candidates are vying to defeat incumbent candidate Rahm Emanuel, and tonight our political reporter Carol Marin... Watch »

Feb 17, 2015
In Chicago, Jeb Bush Touts

In Chicago, Jeb Bush Touts "Own Man" Status

Likely Republican candidate for president to speak to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Wednesday morning. Watch »

Feb 18, 2015
Rahm Releases New

Rahm Releases New "Rocket" Ad Before Election

With less than one week until Election Day in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign has released its latest ad... Read »

Feb 18, 2015
Rep. Gutierrez Says Immigration Ruling Will Delay But Not Deter

Rep. Gutierrez Says Immigration Ruling Will Delay But Not Deter

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez said a federal judge's ruling temporarily blocking President Barack Obama's executive... Watch »

Feb 17, 2015
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