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More Pritzker Staffers Allege 'Demeaning' Discrimination

There was more reaction Thursday to the unusual lawsuit filed by J.B. Pritzker campaign staffers who allege racial discrimination and harassment. Read »

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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By Shelby Bremer

These Are the Candidates Currently Running for Chicago Mayor

Though Election Day is months away, several candidates have already announced their intention to run for mayor of Chicago. Here's a look at who's in the running.View gallery »

  • Dorothy Brown
  • Gery Chico
  • Bill Daley
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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By Shelby Bremer

These Are the Candidates Running for Illinois Governor

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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner (Republican)
  • J.B. Pritzker (Democrat)
  • Kash Jackson (Libertarian)
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:56 AM

On the Issues: Candidates for Governor Answer 11 Questions

On the Issues: Candidates for Governor Answer 11 Questions

To help cut through the noise, we asked all four candidates for Illinois governor 11 of the most important questions to help inform voters on who they are and where they stand on certain issues facing Illinois. Read »

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 6:56 AM

AG Candidate Once Said Harassment Leads to Promiscuity

AG Candidate Once Said Harassment Leads to Promiscuity

A former Miss America who is running for Illinois attorney general once said that many victims of sexual harassment believe what is said about them and "become very promiscuous," and that some young people... Read »

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 6:49 AM

Sessions Bound for Chicago to Speak to Anti-Crime Group

Sessions Bound for Chicago to Speak to Anti-Crime Group

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver a speech in Chicago on the heels of a Trump administration decision to oppose a proposed plan to overhaul Chicago police under close court supervision. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:38 PM

Pritzker Dismisses Discrimination Suit at Joliet Event

Twenty days to go and J.B. Pritzker's own staff is suing him. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 2:06 PM

Cards Against Humanity Selling 'Vote Worms' for Halloween

Cards Against Humanity Selling 'Vote Worms' for Halloween

Handing out candy this Halloween just got political thanks to Cards Against Humanity. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Read Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Full 2019 Budget Address

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his final budget for the city Wednesday after announcing last month he would not seek re-election. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Emanuel Gives Final Budget Address as Mayor of Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared set to go out on a note of fiscal conservatism peppered with investment in young people as he presented his final budget for the city Wednesday. Read »

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