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Illinois Legislators Strike Breakthrough Deal

AP | KERRY LESTER and SARA BURNETT | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Under growing public pressure to act, the leaders of Illinois' General Assembly announced Wednesday they'd reached an agreement on ho...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bruce Rauner

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

What kind of watch does a man as wealthy as Bruce Rauner wear? It's among our Fun Facts for the Chicago venture capitalist-turned-gubernatorial candidate.

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Ignites Dueling Protests

Posted 05.12.2013 | Chicago

Story by Lauren Williamson, courtesy of Western Springs Patch A protest against the same-sex marriage bill awaiting a vote in the Illinois House st...

Durbin Recommends Former GOP Rival's Brother For Federal Bench

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is recommending a most unusual name for a slot on the U. S. District Court bench in Chicago: the brother of the man he defeated ...

Mark Kirk Plans To Announce Senate Run Monday

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk will finally make his long flirtation with a Senate run official Monday, according to numerous local reports. (See full AP story b...

Roland Burris Perjury Questions: More Omissions In Testimony

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris has blamed state lawmakers for his shifting accounts of how he became a Senator. The lawmakers, he said, failed to elicit the full story...

Fritchey Denies Helping Burris During Impeachment Testimony

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago) said he had no interest in protecting Roland Burris when the now-senator appeared before the Illinois House impea...

Burris Strongly Denies Perjury Charges In Face Of Resignation Calls

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris insisted Monday he voluntarily sent state lawmakers an affidavit outlining contacts with ousted Gov. Rod Blago...

GOP Leader Calls On Burris To Resign, Lawmakers Seek Perjury Investigation

AP | RUPA SHENOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Just as Illinois was moving past the agony and embarrassment of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ousting, the fellow Democrat whom Blagoj...

Blagojevich Senate Appointment May Hasten His Impeachment (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's defiant appointment of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate could wind up hastening his own impeachment, a member of the House impe...

McCain's Illinois Co-Chair Knows 'Political Realities'

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Recent polls show Barack Obama with a 20-30 point lead over John McCain in Illinois. But state Representative Jim Durkin is hopeful the race will nar...