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Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 1:36 PM

Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia Won't Run for Chicago Mayor

Cook County Commissioner Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia has decided not to run for Chicago mayor, he announced Monday. Read »

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 7:49 PM

Hillary Clinton to Campaign for Pritzker in Chicago

Hillary Clinton is campaigning for Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 11:06 AM

Ill. Abortion Law Anniversary Falls on Day of Kavanaugh Vote

The one-year anniversary of the signing of a bill that in part keeps abortion legal in Illinois fell on Friday, the same day a U.S. Senate committee moved forward with the U.S. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Blagojevich Writes Op-Ed on Prison Reform From Behind Bars

Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wrote an op-ed from behind bars calling for prison reform. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 11:27 AM
Watch: Durbin Says He'll Vote No on Kavanaugh

Watch: Durbin Says He'll Vote No on Kavanaugh

Sen. Dick Durbin says “America is marching forward in the pursuit of justice for women in this country. Sadly, many on this Senate Judiciary Committee are still mired in the dead space it was 27 years ago... Watch »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 4:35 PM
Durbin Pushes Kavanaugh to Ask for FBI Investigation

Durbin Pushes Kavanaugh to Ask for FBI Investigation

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) pressed Brett Kavanaugh on whether or not he would welcome an FBI Investigation into allegations he sexually assaulted a women in high school. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 12:51 PM

Bill Daley Gives 500K to His Campaign for Chicago Mayor

Bill Daley donated $500,000 of his own money to kick off his campaign for Chicago mayor last week, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. Read »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 11:31 AM
Ford Says She's '100 Percent' Sure Kavanaugh Assaulted Her

Ford Says She's '100 Percent' Sure Kavanaugh Assaulted Her

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford tells Sen. Dick Durbin that she is '100 percent' certain Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when the two were in high school.  Watch »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 11:23 AM
Watch Durbin's Address to Ford in Senate Hearing

Watch Durbin's Address to Ford in Senate Hearing

Sen. Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois, speaks to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually... Watch »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Illinois Political Parties Embrace Anti-Abuse Panel's Report

Leaders of the state's major political parties are embracing a report's recommendations to end sexual harassment in Illinois government. Read »

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