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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
Fairley, Emanuel Butt Heads Over City's 2018 Funding of COPA

Fairley, Emanuel Butt Heads Over City's 2018 Funding of COPA

No sooner did the Chicago City Council approve the 2018 budget, all $8.6 billion of it, did Sharon Fairley, the former head of COPA, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability Office send out a press...
Cook County Commissioners Approve 2018 Budget

Cook County Commissioners Approve 2018 Budget

Cook County commissioners unanimously passed a controversial 2018 budget plan that calls for drastic cuts across the board in wake of the failed sweetened beverage tax.
Chicago Aldermen Approve City's 2018 Budget

Chicago Aldermen Approve City's 2018 Budget

Chicago aldermen on Wednesday voted 47-3 to pass a $8.2 billion budget that Mayor Rahm Emanuel said would bring more officers to city streets, more funding for after school programs and better rodent control.
Mazeski Gets Endorsement From EMILY's List

Mazeski Gets Endorsement From EMILY's List

With 10 candidates vying in the Democratic primary to face Congressman Peter Roskam, EMILY's List is endorsing Kelly Mazeski.
Cook County Public Guardian May Narrowly Avoid Layoffs

Cook County Public Guardian May Narrowly Avoid Layoffs

A last minute deal may save the Cook County Public Guardian Office from devastating cuts.
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