<![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 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:56:25 -0500 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:56:25 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls Flood NH for July 4 Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:33:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP136093298170.jpg
Presidential hopefuls are going on parade throughout the Granite State this July 4. At least seven 2016 candidates will spend Independence Day courting residents who will vote in the nation's first presidential...

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<![CDATA[Peas in Guacamole? Obama Weighs in on Twitter Debate ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:15:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/guacamole-GettyImages-456804252.gif
President Barack Obama has a message for The New York Times: please don't pass the peas.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump: "I Don't Think It Matters If I'm Nice"]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:17:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-univision-pone-fin-a-relacion-comercial.jpg
Donald Trump spoke in New Hampshire Tuesday night, just one day after getting dumped by NBC Universal and Univision due to his comments about Mexican immigrants.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois House Adjourns Without Passing State Budget]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:04:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gov-rauner-state-of-state-AP158998087671.jpg
Hours before the midnight deadline to pass a state budget and avoid a government shutdown, the Illinois House adjourned without making a budget deal.

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<![CDATA[CPS Makes Full $634 Million Pension Payment]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:36:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-84224381.jpg
Chicago Public Schools made the full payment of $634 million to the teachers' pension fund before the midnight deadline.]]>
<![CDATA[Ill. Government Shutdown Looms as Budget Deadline Nears]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:24:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rauner+city+council+address.jpg
Time is running out for Illinois legislators to pass a budget before opening up the possibility of the first state government shutdown in Illinois history.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Addresses Immigration, NBC in City Club Speech]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:29:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump-Presidential-Announcement.jpg
Three hundred lucky people snagged tickets to Donald Trump's speech at the City Club of Chicago on Monday, where the billionaire presidential candidate spoke about immigration, among other issues.]]>
<![CDATA[How CPS Borrowing Plan Will Affect Taxpayers]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:57:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013041754_1200x675_472341059615.jpg
The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted in favor of plans to borrow more than $1 billion to help the cash-strapped school district immediately and in the coming budget year.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Plans Celebration Events Following Gay Marriage Ruling]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:30:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP499032000419.jpg
Chicago on Friday will join cities across the country to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

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<![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:36:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478464492_PRide.jpg
The presidential candidates’ reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage broke down predictably along party lines — with Democrats tweeting about love and Republicans criticizing...

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<![CDATA["Momentous Victory": Illinois Pols React to SCOTUS Ruling]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:52:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478464492_PRide.jpg
Illinois politicians on Friday lauded the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling to make gay marriage legal nationwide.

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<![CDATA[Madigan Schedules House Hearing on "Rauner Shutdown"]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:49:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Madigan+Pension+Reform+Talks.jpg
House Speaker Michael Madigan scheduled a meeting with the full House of Representatives to discuss the "Rauner shutdown" on June 30, proving he is ready to fight the governor on a budget plan till the end. ]]>
<![CDATA[School Board OKs $1.135 Billion in New Borrowing]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:57:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/76754258.jpg
The Chicago Board of Education voted in favor of plans to borrow more than $1 billion to help the cash-strapped school district immediately and in the coming budget year.

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<![CDATA[Rauner Signs Bill to Keep Schools Open, Funded]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:59:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rauner-budget-comp-1.jpg
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Wednesday allowing funds to flow to the state's schools, ensuring they remain open and teachers are paid this fall.

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Faults State Government for CPS Pension Problem]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:38:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mayor+rahm+emanuel.jpg
In his second appearance on "Chicago Tonight" since he was re-elected in April, Mayor Rahm Emanuel carefully placed a good chunk of blame for Chicago Public Schools' financial crisis on the state of Illinois.
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<![CDATA[Donald Trump to Speak at City Club of Chicago]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:52:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/las-frases-celebres-de-donald-trump-7.jpg
Following his recent announcement of a presidential bid, celebrity businessman Donald Trump will speak at the City Club of Chicago Monday.

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<![CDATA[Rauner Blames Madigan for Defeat of CPS Pension Bill]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:49:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bruce+rauner+getty+2.jpg
The battle continues in Springfield between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan as a last-ditch measure to help Chicago Public Schools make a full payment to the teachers' pension fund failed in...

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<![CDATA["Tele-Schooling" Bill Could Mean End of Snow Days]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:21:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/school+bus+snow.jpg
As lawmakers in Springfield fight to create a new budget and decide what to do — if anything — about Chicago Public Schools' financial crisis, another bill sits on Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk that could drastically...

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