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Monday, May 7, 2018 at 12:55 PM

Republicans Look to Secure Dominance on Indiana Primary Day

Republicans Look to Secure Dominance on Indiana Primary Day

The election Tuesday in Indiana will mark an end to a nasty U.S. Senate primary, where three Republicans vie for a chance to unseat what many consider a vulnerable Democratic incumbent in U.S. Read »

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:49 PM

Jessica Gutierrez Launches Campaign for Chicago Alderman

Outgoing Rep. Luis Gutierrez's daughter Jessica launched her campaign for Chicago alderman Monday, touting her credentials as a progressive organizer in an effort to unseat Ald. Ariel Reboyras. Read »

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 6:03 PM

President Trump, VP Pence Move Indiana Rally Site

President Trump, VP Pence Move Indiana Rally Site

President Donald Trump will be going to a larger venue than first planned for his northern Indiana campaign rally just two days after voters decide the state's bitterly fought Republican U.S. Senate primary. Read »

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 6:35 PM

Iconic Chicago Politician Wilson Frost Dies at 92

Iconic Chicago politician and long-time alderman Wilson Frost has died at the age of 92. Read »

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 4:32 PM

Madigan Sues Women for Defrauding Immigrants Out of $35K

Madigan Sues Women for Defrauding Immigrants Out of $35K

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed separate lawsuits Wednesday against two women who allegedly provided illegal immigration counseling and defrauded Illinois residents. Read »

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:53 PM

President Trump, Senator Durbin Address Gun Violence

On a day where President Donald Trump addressed the National Rifle Association’s convention in Texas, a letter from a suburban teenager brought Senator Dick Durbin to a local high school. Read »

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:35 AM

Illinois Lawmakers Send 'Off-Shoring' Salary Bar to Rauner

Illinois Lawmakers Send 'Off-Shoring' Salary Bar to Rauner

Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation requiring him and his successors to use governor's office funds to pay people who work for them. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:31 PM

Dems Fuming After GOP Legionnaires Email Released

In the wake of a Legionnaires’ outbreak that claimed the lives of 13 residents at a downstate veterans home, an email released Thursday has Democrats fuming. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:19 AM

More Aviation Dept. Turbulence as Mayor Vows to Investigate

A day after NBC 5's exclusive report on complaints by Chicago Aviation Department workers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday vowed to investigate the matter and enact "consequences" if the claims were verified. Read »

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas Launches Mayoral Campaign

Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas Launches Mayoral Campaign

Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas officially threw his hat in the ring as the eighth challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Read »

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