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Rahm Touts $23.5 Million Affordable Housing Complex for Homeless Veterans

Rahm Touts $23.5 Million Affordable Housing Complex for...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday touted the opening of a brand-new, $23.5 million affordable apartment... Read »

Oct 17, 2014
Activists Refuse to Take ‘No’ on Elected School Board Vote

Activists Refuse to Take ‘No’ on Elected School Board Vote

Some of the groups involved in the coalition have been working on the issue for years, and are confident the latest... Read »

Oct 17, 2014
This Week in Mudslinging: Sugar and Spice Makes Everything Nasty

This Week in Mudslinging: Sugar and Spice Makes Everything Nasty

With less than three weeks 'til Election Day, the mud pies are flying fast and furious. Read »

Oct 17, 2014
Campaign Ad Featuring James Foley Pulled

Campaign Ad Featuring James Foley Pulled

A conservative ad campaign that featured James Foley, the New Hampshire journalist slain by ISIS, moments before his... Read »

Oct 17, 2014
Putnam County: Illinois' Political Bellwether

Putnam County: Illinois' Political Bellwether

“As the vote goes in Putnam County, so goes the state,” said Democrat and Putnam County Clerk Dan Kuhn. Watch »

Oct 17, 2014
Emanuel Brings Microsoft Ignite Conference to Chicago

Emanuel Brings Microsoft Ignite Conference to Chicago

Ignite plays as something of a meta conference for Microsoft, who will combine a series of smaller conferences... Watch »

Oct 16, 2014

Illinois General Election Guide 2014

November 4 is election day for Illinois residents to vote for who they would like to represent View »

Oct 24, 2014
Rauner Recruits Black Supporters for Video Testimonials

Rauner Recruits Black Supporters for Video Testimonials

As race becomes a defining theme of 2014's hyper-competitive Illinois governor showdown, Republican... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Quinn vs. Rauner: Candidates Rack Up $35 Million Campaign Tab

Quinn vs. Rauner: Candidates Rack Up $35 Million Campaign Tab

Heading into the final stretch, Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican nemesis Bruce Rauner have each... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Opinion: Kelly Campaign Stunt Matters Little in Mayor’s Race

Opinion: Kelly Campaign Stunt Matters Little in Mayor’s Race

Chances are that all William Kelly did was spend $100,000 of his own money to buy a day’s worth of the... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Quinn-Rauner Showdown Drives Voter Registration in Chicago Area

Quinn-Rauner Showdown Drives Voter Registration in Chicago Area

Forget what you've heard about rising voter apathy—wait, there's an election in November?—because, in the... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Electric Fan Threatens to Derail Fla. Gubernatorial Debate

Electric Fan Threatens to Derail Fla. Gubernatorial Debate

The ferocious race for Florida governor took a surreal turn when a small electric fan threatened to derail Wednesday... Watch »

Oct 16, 2014
Quinn's Mother Talks Governor's Race

Quinn's Mother Talks Governor's Race

Eileen Quinn isn’t about to gloss over how she feels about Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. Watch »

Oct 15, 2014
Jazzercise Michael Madigan Goes for Cheap Laughs (And Succeeds)

Jazzercise Michael Madigan Goes for Cheap Laughs (And Succeeds)

Even Lisa Madigan might laugh at the sight of her stern, jaded father decked out in exuberant '80s jazzercise drag. Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Opinion: Is Chicago Forward a Defensive Play, Too?

Opinion: Is Chicago Forward a Defensive Play, Too?

Not winning reelection isn't the only worst-case scenario on the table for Team Emanuel. Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Obama Postpones Connecticut Trip For Ebola Meeting

Obama Postpones Connecticut Trip For Ebola Meeting

President Barack Obama's scheduled trip to Bridgeport Wednesday has been postponed so he can meet at the White House... Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Pregnant Tammy Duckworth Retires From Illinois National Guard

Pregnant Tammy Duckworth Retires From Illinois National Guard

Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War vet Tammy Duckworth, pregnant with her first child, is retiring from her post as... Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Emanuel Presents 2015 Chicago Budget Plan

Emanuel Presents 2015 Chicago Budget Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his 2015 Chicago budget to the City Council on Wednesday, with no planned... Watch »

Oct 15, 2014
Rauner, Quinn Square Off in Governor's Debate in Chicago

Rauner, Quinn Square Off in Governor's Debate in Chicago

The candidates debate taxes, assault weapons and a Chicago casino. Mary Ann Ahern reports. Watch »

Oct 14, 2014
No Vote on Illinois Fracking Rules Until November

No Vote on Illinois Fracking Rules Until November

At Tuesday's hearing in Chicago, some lawmakers expressed concern that if no regulations are approved by a Read »

Oct 14, 2014

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