<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Political News and Chicago Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:34:03 -0600 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:34:03 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Christie Woos Iowa Conservatives]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:46:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/12415chris.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to connect with Iowa conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday by assuring them that "you'll always know who I am" if he runs for president. While still...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Endorses Emanuel in Radio Ad ]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:41:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+obama.jpg
President Obama has endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a radio advertisement that is set to air beginning Monday.

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<![CDATA[Willie Wilson Debuts New Radio Ad]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:42:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Willie+Wilson.jpg
Advertising is about getting someone’s attention, and that’s certainly what mayoral candidate Willie Wilson’s new radio ad does.
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<![CDATA[Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:51:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/121113+marco+rubio.jpg
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. He may soon be hoping to ride a similar wave all the way up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in 2016.

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<![CDATA[United Working Families Backs Garcia For Mayor]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:02:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/garcia-united-working-famil.jpg
A Chicago group that's adopted strategies of the national organization which helped Bill de Blasio become mayor of New York City has put its muscle behind an effort to oust Rahm Emanuel.

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<![CDATA[Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:21:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/silver7.jpg
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told NBC 4 New York Officials did not disclose...

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<![CDATA["Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:38:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama+state+of+union.JPG
LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S. president to ever use the words "lesbian," "bisexual" and "transgender" in a State of the...

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<![CDATA[New Md. Gov: What to Expect]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:02:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20141104+Hogan.jpg
Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in more than 45 years. He'll face a $750 million budget deficit, a legislature controlled by...]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Congressman Slams Obama for "Deportable" SOTU Guest]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:52:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP060731031104.jpg
A Republican congressman slammed the White House over one of its young State of the Union guests Tuesday, tweeting that the first lady would have a "deportable" joining her. Iowa Rep.

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<![CDATA[Rahm Delivers Public Safety Address]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mayor+rahm+emanuel.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday promised to hire more police officers and announced plans to begin a pilot program where some officers will wear body cameras as he detailed his plans to fight crime.]]>
<![CDATA[Rauner, Emanuel: A New-Found Bipartisan Partnership?]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:42:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010648767_1200x675_386333251690.jpg
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner have shared the stage 3 times in the short time Rauner has taken office. NBC 5's political reporter Mary Ann Ahern reports on the appearance of partnership.]]>
<![CDATA[Rauner, Rahm Team Up for MLK Day]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:23:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/rahm+rauner+mlk.jpg
Governor Bruce Rauner spent his first week in office in Springfield, but made his way back to Chicago this week for Martin Luther King Day where he participated in service projects alongside Chicago Mayor...]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:09:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0115-mcauliffe.jpg
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is recovering from injuries he received after being thrown from a horse while on a family trip to Africa, several media outlets are reporting.]]>
<![CDATA[State of the Union: What To Expect]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:31:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_sotupreview0119001_1500x845.jpg
President Obama's upcoming State of The Union address is already being met by Republican criticism.]]>
<![CDATA[Rep. Duckworth Invites College Student to State of Union Address]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:17:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tammy+duckworth+2014.jpg
Illinois congresswoman Tammy Duckworth has invited Illinois community college student Homira Wardak to be her guest at the State of the Union address on Tuesday to show her support for the president's recent...

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<![CDATA[First Lady Invites Chicago Teen to SOTU Address]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:54:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/letter+to+santa+safety.jpg
Malik Bryant wrote a letter to Santa last month asking for safety and then received a reply from the president.]]>
<![CDATA[Sierra Club Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:13:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rahm-Emanuel-Sierra-Club.jpg
The Chicago chapter of the environmental organization endorsed Rahm Emanual at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Sunday, touting his "Sustainable Chicago" plan.]]>
<![CDATA[Romney Hints at Presidential Run]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:15:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mitt+romney+rnc+011615.JPG
Mitt Romney is addressing the GOP's winter meeting delegates aboard the USS Midway Museum on the Embarcadero Friday evening, a week after he told donors he would consider another presidential run in 2016. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Rauner Rescinds Quinn's Executive Orders]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:12:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd-bruce-rauner2014-Resumen-2014.jpg
Rauner signed executive order 15-11 and rescinded a number of executive orders signed by Pat Quinn during his final weeks in office.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Congressional Delegation's Millionare Club Members Revealed]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:52:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/458348868.jpg
Six of Illinois' seats in the U.S. House and Senate are filled by members of the millionaire's club, representing about a third of the state's delegation in D.C., a new report from the Center for Responsive...

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Pair of Longtime Aldermen Face Ethics Questions Before Election Day]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:31:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-city-council.jpg
Two veteran Chicago City Council members are facing questions over potential ethics violations in the run up to the February 24th city-wide elections.]]>
<![CDATA[Millionaires Make Up Half of Congress: Report]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:32:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/capitol+generic+federal+government+generic.jpg
Congress is getting richer and seeing its number of millionare members grow, as average Americans continue to struggle to recover from years of economic turmoil, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Lewis Laments She Can't Run for Mayor]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:40:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/karen-lewis5.jpg
"I really wanted to do this. ... It was something that I thought about, that I had worked it out with my family," CTU boss says at MLK breakfast.]]>
<![CDATA[Rahm Talks Economic Development in Chicago]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:47:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010583039_1200x675_384418883943.jpg
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dicussed economic development in the city Wednesday ahead of the February mayoral election. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Rahm Talks Economic Agenda]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:50:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/228*120/rahm+method+plant.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned his re-election campaign’s focus to jobs and the city’s economic growth.]]>
<![CDATA[Ditka Slams Rahm, Contributes to Fioretti Campaign]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:00:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460520356.jpg
If Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was a quarterback under Mike Ditka, he’d probably be riding the bench next season.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Wilson’s Money Bomb Shouldn’t Buy Any Credibility]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:59:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Willie+Wilson.jpg
With just six weeks left to go before the election, it’s hard to see what Willie Wilson has done to justify becoming a leading figure in the race for Chicago’s next mayor.]]>
<![CDATA[Rauner Makes Changes on First Day in Office]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:02:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rauner.jpg
Security teams were busy at the governor's office in Springfield as the executive branch got to work on its first full day.]]>
<![CDATA[Rauner Calls for Changes in First Day in Office]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:14:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010565878_1200x675_383896131661.jpg
Bruce Rauner called for serious changes on his first official day as governor of Illinois. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Governor's Office Gets Swept For Eavesdropping Bugs]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:28:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gov-sec-sweep.jpg
Security teams were busy at the governor's office in Springfield as the executive branch got to work on its first full day. NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Daley Won't Speak at College Following Health Concerns]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:27:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010547604_1200x675_383392835967.jpg
Daley was reported to be set to take the stage at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., as a guest speaker on Jan. 14 for the college's January Series, a lecture and cultural arts series.]]>