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Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 10:25 PM

Obama Issues Statement After John McCain's Passing

After the death of 2008 presidential candidate and United States Senator John McCain Saturday, the man who defeated him in the race for the Oval Office released a statement mourning his passing. Read »

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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By James Neveau

Illinois, Indiana Politicians Mourn Loss of Sen. John McCain

The country is in mourning after the death of Senator John McCain, and politicians from both parties expressed condolences after his passing.View gallery »

  • Former U.S. President Barack Obama
  • Senator Todd Young (R-IN)
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Rauner Vetoes Bills on Immigration

Rauner Vetoes Bills on Immigration

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a measure Friday that would encourage immigrants' cooperation with police investigations by offering protection from deportation, one of three immigrant-related bills the Republican... Read »

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Madigan to Meet With All Six Illinois Archdioceses

More than four years ago -- the Chicago Archdiocese released thousands of documents detailing allegations of priest abuse. The crisis is not over. Read »

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 12:55 PM

Board: Wilson Did Not Violate Law With Cash Giveaways

Board: Wilson Did Not Violate Law With Cash Giveaways

The Illinois State Board of elections has ruled unanimously that Chicago Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson did not violate any laws and did not need to publicly disclose money his foundation gave away at... Read »

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Payment to Wrong Ex-Wife Earns Governor Candidate More Time

A child-support check sent to the wrong ex-wife has given the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor 30 more days to rectify the late payment. Read »

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 6:54 AM

Federal Judge From Chicago to Preside Over Aaron Schock Case

A Chicago-based federal judge will preside over the public corruption trial of former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock. Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 10:40 PM

Madigan to Meet With State's Archdioceses Over Priest Abuse

On the heels of the church sex abuse scandal in Pennsylvania: Illinois' attorney general promises a similar investigation here--not only in Chicago, but statewide. Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 6:10 AM

Ex-Governor, Once Against Casinos, Now Favors One in Chicago

Ex-Governor, Once Against Casinos, Now Favors One in Chicago

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, once an opponent of land-based casinos, now says he favors casino expansion, including one in Chicago. Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 5:31 AM

Rauner, Pritzker Face Off in Southern Illinois Forum

The candidates for Illinois governor came face-to-face Wednesday for the first time since an exclusive NBC News-Marist poll released the day before. Read »

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