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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.

Ward Room
Details Released on Plans for Amtrak's Union Station Rehab

Details Released on Plans for Amtrak's Union Station Rehab

Amtrak has chosen a developer for a massive rehab project at Union Station that is expected to cost an estimated $1 billion and take up to six years to complete.

Supt. Johnson Testifies in Springfield, Pushes New Gun Bill

Supt. Johnson Testifies in Springfield, Pushes New Gun Bill

Chicago's top cop returned to Springfield Thursday to continue calling on lawmakers to keep repeat gun felons off city streets and in prison longer.

Chicago Board of Ed to Vote on Mayor's CPS Funding Plan

Chicago Board of Ed to Vote on Mayor's CPS Funding Plan

The ongoing budget crisis surrounding Chicago Public Schools will take center state Wednesday as the Chicago Board of Education prepares to vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's borrowing plan aimed at keeping schools...

Illinois Senate Democrats Vote For $5.4 Billion Tax Increase

Illinois Senate Democrats Vote For $5.4 Billion Tax Increase

Senate Democrats added spending to a budget plan Tuesday to lure more Democratic support before voting to approve a $5.4 billion tax increase without a single Republican "aye."

Illinois Senate Approves Income Tax Hike

Illinois Senate Approves Income Tax Hike

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday approved a 32 percent personal income tax hike, from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent, as part of budget negotiations as as the May 31 deadline for action looms.

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