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Kirk Challengers Attack After

Kirk Challengers Attack After "Bro With No Ho" Remark

After he was caught on a live microphone making an off-the-cuff remark about women, Sen. Mark Kirk's two declared... Watch »

Jun 12, 2015
Mayor Asks to Borrow $1.1 Billion to Help With Debt

Mayor Asks to Borrow $1.1 Billion to Help With Debt

In a last-ditch effort to deal with the city's mounting debt crisis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked City Council to... Read »

Jun 12, 2015
Jeb Bush to Tout Stint as Fla. Gov. in 2016 Speech

Jeb Bush to Tout Stint as Fla. Gov. in 2016 Speech

Jeb Bush on Friday previewed his announcement that he's running for president, telling reporters that his upcoming... Read »

Jun 12, 2015
Florida Gov. Signs Bill to Require U.S. Made Flags

Florida Gov. Signs Bill to Require U.S. Made Flags

Cities, counties and the state of Florida will have to purchase state and American flags made in the United States... Read »

Jun 12, 2015
Iowa GOP Nixes Straw Poll as Hopefuls' Interest Wanes

Iowa GOP Nixes Straw Poll as Hopefuls' Interest Wanes

Republican leaders in Iowa have agreed to end the state's straw poll because of waning interest from presidential... Read »

Jun 12, 2015
Judge Who Donated to Hastert to Stay on Case

Judge Who Donated to Hastert to Stay on Case

Federal Election Commission records showed Durkin donated $500 to the "Hastert for Congress" campaign... Watch »

Jun 11, 2015
Kirk: Lindsey Graham is a

Kirk: Lindsey Graham is a "Bro With No Ho"

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk was caught on a live microphone referring to unmarried Republican presidential candidate... Watch »

Jun 11, 2015
Report: Jesse Jackson Jr. to Leave Halfway House

Report: Jesse Jackson Jr. to Leave Halfway House

Jesse Jackson Jr. will transfer from a Baltimore halfway house, where he has been since late March, to home confine... Read »

Jun 11, 2015
Volo Auto Museum to Remove Dennis Hastert Car

Volo Auto Museum to Remove Dennis Hastert Car

Following his arraignment on federal charges, the Volo Auto Museum will pull a vintage car owned by former House... Watch »

Jun 10, 2015
Report: CPS Graduation Rate Numbers Inflated

Report: CPS Graduation Rate Numbers Inflated

After Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted a higher graduation rate in Chicago Public Schools, a new report by WBEZ shows that... Read »

Jun 10, 2015
Moody's Downgrades Cook County Forest Preserve District

Moody's Downgrades Cook County Forest Preserve District

In another blow to Cook County finances, Moody's downgraded the debt status of the Cook County Forest Preserve Dist... Read »

Jun 10, 2015
As Teacher Pension Payment Looms, What's Next for CPS?

As Teacher Pension Payment Looms, What's Next for CPS?

Chicago Public Schools faces some tough decisions in the coming days as the June 30 deadline to make the $634 milli... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Hastert Judge Says He Can be Impartial

Hastert Judge Says He Can be Impartial

"I have no doubt I can be impartial in this matter," Judge Thomas M. Durkin said Tuesday after Hastert... Watch »

Jun 10, 2015
Court Upholds Key Parts of Texas' Strict Anti-Abortion Law

Court Upholds Key Parts of Texas' Strict Anti-Abortion Law

A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Schakowsky Endorses Krishnamoorthi to Replace Duckworth

Schakowsky Endorses Krishnamoorthi to Replace Duckworth

Former Deputy State Treasurer Raja Krishnamoorthi gained a significant backer in his bid to replace Rep. Tammy Duck... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Hastert Arraignment: What to Know, Expect

Hastert Arraignment: What to Know, Expect

Former Speaker of the House to make first court appearance since May 28 indictment. Watch »

Jun 8, 2015
A Look Back at Rahm's Commencement Speech Wisdom

A Look Back at Rahm's Commencement Speech Wisdom

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been quiet on the commencement speech front this year, but here's a look back at some of the... Read »

Jun 8, 2015
Hastert Hires Chicago-Based Firm to Represent Him

Hastert Hires Chicago-Based Firm to Represent Him

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has hired a lawyer from the Chicago-based firm Sidley Austin to represent... Watch »

Jun 8, 2015
Obama Addresses Chicago Graduating Class

Obama Addresses Chicago Graduating Class

In a nod to her past, the first lady spoke about growing up on Chicago's South Side Tuesday evening during her comm... Watch »

Jun 9, 2015
Barbara Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday

Barbara Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday

Former first lady Barbara Bush is promoting literacy on her 90th birthday. Bush is lending her backing to a $7 mill... Watch »

Jun 8, 2015
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