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Pro-Rahm Super PAC Schemes to Add More Allies in City Council

Pro-Rahm Super PAC Schemes to Add More Allies in City Council

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election super PAC is targeting 53 alderman candidates with a questionnaire designed... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Judge Throws Out Koschman Lawsuit Against Police

Judge Throws Out Koschman Lawsuit Against Police

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman, the mother of... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Quinn Earmarks $10M for

Quinn Earmarks $10M for "Safe Passage"

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday announced the state is earmarking $10 million for Chicago Public... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Debate Plans

Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Debate Plans

Durbin spokesman Ron Holmes says nothing is finalized and campaigns were still in Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Quinn's Staffer Resigns Amid IDOT Controversy

Quinn's Staffer Resigns Amid IDOT Controversy

Gov. Pat Quinn's deputy chief of staff is stepping down amid controversy over allegedly improper patronage... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Opinion: Rauner Cries Poor on the Campaign Trail

Opinion: Rauner Cries Poor on the Campaign Trail

The next thing you know, the Rauner campaign will be claiming it doesn't have enough gas money for the... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Rahm Emanuel vs. Karen Lewis: Analyzing Their Twitter Followers

Rahm Emanuel vs. Karen Lewis: Analyzing Their Twitter Followers

Last week we analyzed the demographics of those following Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican rival... Read »

Aug 27, 2014
Chris Christie's 5 Biggest

Chris Christie's 5 Biggest "Quinn-sults"

If you don't have anything nice to say about Gov. Pat Quinn, well then sit next to Chris Christie! The mouthy... Watch »

Aug 26, 2014
Former Fla. Gov. Crist Clinches Democratic Nomination

Former Fla. Gov. Crist Clinches Democratic Nomination

Florida Democrats selected former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their nominee to challenge Republican Watch »

Aug 27, 2014
How Bruce Rauner Can Woo Chicago Voters (And Swing the Election)

How Bruce Rauner Can Woo Chicago Voters (And Swing the Election)

Bruce Rauner has loads of support in suburban and downstate Illinois, but can he trounce Pat Quinn in Chicago? Not a... Read »

Aug 26, 2014
Rod Blagojevich Sends Wife Anniversary Letter From Prison

Rod Blagojevich Sends Wife Anniversary Letter From Prison

In what might be the highest level of communication the public has seen from him, Rod Blagojevich sent his... Watch »

Aug 26, 2014
Opinion: Chris Christie Doesn't Like Democracy

Opinion: Chris Christie Doesn't Like Democracy

Maybe the next time Christie comes to town, he can check with the candidate he’s supporting to make sure they've got... Read »

Aug 26, 2014
Former Va. Governor Questioned About Dealings With Executive

Former Va. Governor Questioned About Dealings With Executive

Cross-examination of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended Tuesday afternoon in the corruption trial of McDonnell... Watch »

Aug 26, 2014
Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Tuesday's Political Headlines

8/26/14: Today is the first day for politicians to begin circulating petitions for Chicago elections,... Watch »

Aug 26, 2014
Biden Stumps for Quinn Amid GOP's Christie Offensive

Biden Stumps for Quinn Amid GOP's Christie Offensive

Joe Biden and Chris Christie, two regular-guy politicians with big mouths and even bigger Oval Office... Read »

Aug 26, 2014
Opinion: Entire Aldermanic Oversight Process Shrouded in Secrecy

Opinion: Entire Aldermanic Oversight Process Shrouded in Secrecy

If you didn't know any better, you might think every aspect of City Council oversight in this town is intended to be... Read »

Aug 25, 2014
Daily Dish: Monday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Monday's Political Headlines

8/25/14: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Vice President Joe Biden are both in Chicago for separate political... Watch »

Aug 25, 2014
Quinn Vetoes Uber Bill In a Win for Ride-Share Companies

Quinn Vetoes Uber Bill In a Win for Ride-Share Companies

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill targeting Uber and other ride-share companies with stiff... Read »

Aug 25, 2014
Karen Lewis Stops Dropping Rahm's Name in Public

Karen Lewis Stops Dropping Rahm's Name in Public

Karen Lewis is getting serious about running for mayor. At an event in Little Village last night, the fiery Chicago... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Report Finds IDOT Broke Hiring Rules For Years

Report Finds IDOT Broke Hiring Rules For Years

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration not only failed to rein-in political hiring at the Illinois Department... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
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