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Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For Bribery

Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For Bribery

A former Cook County official has been sentenced to just over four years in federal prison for steering... Read »

Mar 21, 2014
Floor of Thompson Center Treated for Bed Bugs

Floor of Thompson Center Treated for Bed Bugs

Illinois Department of Revenue spokeswoman Sue Hofer said Wednesday the bugs were found in seven cubicles... Watch »

Mar 21, 2014
Quinn Hits The Gap to Tout Minimum Wage Increase

Quinn Hits The Gap to Tout Minimum Wage Increase

While Bruce Rauner surrounded himself with Democrats and independents Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn focused on the issue... Watch »

Mar 20, 2014
Illinois Minimum Wage Bill Moves Forward

Illinois Minimum Wage Bill Moves Forward

A plan to make Illinois' minimum wage the highest in the nation is heading to the Senate floor, but it could... Read »

Mar 20, 2014
Foundation Unveils Vision for Future Obama Library

Foundation Unveils Vision for Future Obama Library

Want your city, university or nonprofit group to be chosen to host President Barack Obama's presidential... Read »

Mar 20, 2014
Ethics Committee Extends Review of Rep. Gutierrez

Ethics Committee Extends Review of Rep. Gutierrez

Congressman Luis Gutierrez confirmed Thursday he is the target of a review by the House Ethics Committee... Watch »

Mar 21, 2014
Hillary Clinton to Receive Illinois' Highest Award

Hillary Clinton to Receive Illinois' Highest Award

Gov. Pat Quinn's office made the announcement Thursday, saying the honor is considered "the state's... Read »

Mar 20, 2014
Rauner Gets Support From Dems, Independents

Rauner Gets Support From Dems, Independents

Bruce Rauner says he has the ear of some key Democrats as the race for Illinois governor heats up. Watch »

Mar 20, 2014
Hardiman, Not Quinn Carried Downstate Counties

Hardiman, Not Quinn Carried Downstate Counties

Even though incumbent Pat Quinn easily won the Democratic nomination Tuesday nights election results in... Read »

Mar 19, 2014
Farnham Resigns Illinois State Rep Post

Farnham Resigns Illinois State Rep Post

Illinois State Representative Keith Farnham, who was nominated for re-election during his third primary Tuesday, has... Read »

Mar 19, 2014
Chicago Police Supt. Says Gang Violence Trending Down

Chicago Police Supt. Says Gang Violence Trending Down

Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Wednesday that there have been 188 "shooting incidents" in the city through March... Read »

Mar 19, 2014
Durbin: Stark Contrast Between Oberweis and Me

Durbin: Stark Contrast Between Oberweis and Me

With a Republican challenger finally set in Jim Oberweis, Sen. Dick Durbin sat down with NBC Chicago's Stefan... Watch »

Mar 19, 2014
WhiteHouse.gov: Follow the First Lady's Trip to China

WhiteHouse.gov: Follow the First Lady's Trip to China

The First Lady will travel to China from March 19-26, 2014. She will be visiting Beijing from March 20-23, Xi’an on... Read »

Mar 19, 2014
Rauner:

Rauner: "Future of Our State is on the Line"

In his first sit-down interview since winning the GOP nomination for Illinois governor, Bruce Rauner sought... Watch »

Mar 19, 2014
Quinn Runs First Ad Against GOP Nominee Rauner

Quinn Runs First Ad Against GOP Nominee Rauner

The 30 second spot, released before Bruce Rauner even officially earned the nomination, focuses on the... Read »

Mar 19, 2014
Dillard:

Dillard: "Another Very, Very, Very Close Election"

Sen. Kirk Dillard conceded the GOP nomination for governor Tuesday. Watch »

Mar 18, 2014
Rauner:

Rauner: "Let's Bring Back Illinois"

Bruce Rauner wins GOP nomination for governor. Watch »

Mar 18, 2014
Quinn:

Quinn: "It'll Be a Tough Fight"

Pat Quinn won the democratic nomination for governor. Watch »

Mar 19, 2014
Bruce Rauner Wins GOP Gubernatorial Race

Bruce Rauner Wins GOP Gubernatorial Race

Bruce Rauner has a new opponent in the race for Illinois governor: Gov. Pat Quinn. Watch »

Mar 18, 2014
Guzzardi:

Guzzardi: "This is the Result Of A Movement"

Former journalist Will Guzzardi, 26, beat 6-term incumbent Maria “Toni” Berrios for legislative control of the 39th... Watch »

Mar 19, 2014
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