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Friday, Mar 7, 2014

Watch: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Watch: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

The 2014 Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates participated in a forum on Tuesday, March 4, co-sponsored by NBC 5 Chicago and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public...

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Rauner Calls ISATs an "Abomination"

Rauner Calls ISATs an "Abomination"

Bruce Rauner callde the Illinois Standards Achievement Test an "abomination" at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Republican Candidates Talk Job Creation

Republican Candidates Talk Job Creation

Mark Rosenblum, a recent college grad, asks republican candidates at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum about their plans to create and improve job opportunities for young graduates in Illinois.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
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By Alexandria Fisher

Dillard: "I Will Be Able to Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel No"

Dillard: "I Will Be Able to Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel No"

Dubbed one of the most powerful men in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t the easiest man to say no to.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Sen. Kirk Dillard: "I'm Not Part of the Problem"

Sen. Kirk Dillard: "I'm Not Part of the Problem"

Senator Kirk Dillard claims Bruce Rauner should not be able to buy "the people's mansion" when it comes to campaigning.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Republican Candidates Weigh In on Minimum Wage

Republican Candidates Weigh In on Minimum Wage

Candidates discussed their positions on whether or not they would raise or lower minimum wage at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Dillard Defends Relationship with Obama

Dillard Defends Relationship with Obama

Dillard addresses concern of his participation in a commercial for President Obama at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Bill Brady Compares Rauner to Blago

Bill Brady Compares Rauner to Blago

Bill Brady said Bruce Rauner sounded like Rod Blagojevich during the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

Republican Candidates Discuss Reinstating Death Penalty

Republican Candidates Discuss Reinstating Death Penalty

Republican candidates discuss their position on the death penalty in Illinois at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

The debate over term limits threatens long-standing legislators and makes way for new ones.

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How Trump Affects Illinois' Republican Candidates

How Trump Affects Illinois' Republican Candidates

With Donald Trump emerging as the Republican party’s likely presidential nominee, how will his candidacy affect the campaigns of Illinois Republicans?

Ousted CPS Principal Pens Blog About Removal From School

Ousted CPS Principal Pens Blog About Removal From School

Ousted Blaine Elementary School principal Troy LaRaviere published a blog post Tuesday detailing his removal from the school.

Former US Rep. Mel Reynolds Seeks Release to Halfway House

Former US Rep. Mel Reynolds Seeks Release to Halfway House

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds has asked to be released to a halfway house after being jailed for bond violations while awaiting trial on tax charges.

Rauner Will Not Endorse Trump or Attend GOP Convention

Rauner Will Not Endorse Trump or Attend GOP Convention

Just one day after a spokesperson said the governor had not made up his mind about attending the GOP Presidential Convention, Bruce Rauner made a decision.

Preckwinkle Denies Clerk Brown’s Request for a Raise

Preckwinkle Denies Clerk Brown’s Request for a Raise

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle denied Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown’s request for a higher salary Thursday.

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