<![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 Tue, 05 May 2015 07:16:02 -0500 Tue, 05 May 2015 07:16:02 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Emanuel Announces Scaled-Back Inauguration]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 16:59:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chimayorA.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second inauguration will be scaled-back from the extravaganza that was held in 2011 but will include a weekend of community service projects and entertainment, the mayor's office announced...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 17:56:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kelly-Baroni.jpg
Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Library, Lucas Museum Climb Last Hurdle]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 17:40:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rauner-obama-library.jpg
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday strengthening the city's legal ability to build the project on public park land.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago to Get Obama Presidential Library]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:45:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP464425549785.jpg
The final selection is expected to be connected to the University of Chicago, but the final site has not been settled upon.]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:21:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sanders-announce.jpg
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Zopp Weighs Primary Challenge to Duckworth]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:19:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andrea-Zopp.jpg
Andrea Zopp, the head of the Chicago Urban League, says she's considering her first campaign for elected office. NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker Dies at 92]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:51:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dan+walker+gov.jpg
Former Illinois Gov. Daniel Walker passed away Wednesday at a veteran’s hospital in California, his son confirmed. Walker was 92 years old.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:09:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Obama-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-1.jpg
President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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<![CDATA[Retiring Judge Shares Stories From Behind the Bench]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:58:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/james-holderman-1.jpg
Judge James Holderman was appointed to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan in September of 1984.]]>
<![CDATA[Emanuel Names Claypool Next Chief of Staff]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:08:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/claypool-emanuel1.jpg
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday named Forrest Claypool as his next Chief of Staff.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Ill. Rep. Sentenced to Five Months]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:30:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Derrick-Smith-presser.jpg
Former Illinois Representative Derrick Smith is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on corruption charges.]]>
<![CDATA[Garcia Talks Schools, Taxes in Post-Runoff Interview]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:26:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chuy-Garcia.jpg
Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia sits down for his first interview since losing the city's first-ever mayoral runoff election.]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Pushes for Legalization of Marijuana Extract]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:44:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/980499621.jpg
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, has shown promise in studies to help treat people who live with epilepsy.]]>
<![CDATA[Sadlowski Garza Defeats 10th Ward Ald. Pope By 20 Votes]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/susan+sadlowski+garza+fb.jpg
The results are finally in for perhaps the most contentious aldermanic race this election season.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Citizens to Elect Susan Sadlowski Garza]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Has Qualms on Trade Deal]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:16:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/l_apclintonburritox1200.jpg
Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations. Without weighing in for or against the agreement, Clinton told students...

Photo Credit: AP | Charlie Neibergall]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Mayor's SUV Going Wrong Way Down Street]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:25:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm-emanuel52.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's motorcade has again been captured on camera running a red light, and in the latest incident the vehicle is seen traveling down the wrong way of the street for nearly a full city block.
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Senator's "Frozen" Ringtone Interrupts Hearing]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:01:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/57648215.jpg
A Senate Finance Committee meeting got an unexpected interruption from a “Let it Go” ringtone on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Schock Spent Big Until Resignation]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:07:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/schock-lead-102935952.jpg
Former congressman Aaron Schock may be gone, but he still has to explain himself to the Federal Election Commission.

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Disapproves of "Chiraq" Film Title]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:53:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm-emanuel-AP6415536395971.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressed his disapproval of the working title of the upcoming Spike Lee film "Chiraq" during a City Council meeting Wednesday.]]>