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Hey Gov: An Illinois politics road trip
Aug. 14, 2014
WBEZ political reporters Alex Keefe and Tony Arnold took off from Chicago and drove along the Illinois River until the hit the State Fair. All along the way, they stopped to ask people what they want from the next governor.
Jane Byrne to be honored
Jul. 29, 2014
Chicago aldermen agree to rename downtown's Water Tower plaza after the city's first and only female mayor.
It's (finally?) Jane Byrne's turn
Jul. 24, 2014
It took decades for Chicago's first and only female mayor to land an official honor from City Council. Is there a reason it took so long?
State Rep. Derrick Smith convicted
Jun. 10, 2014
A federal jury in Chicago convicted the Illinois legislator of bribery for taking $7,000 from a purported day care operator seeking a state grant.
This gif shows just how gerrymandered Chicago is
Jun. 5, 2014
Chicago’s 2nd Ward has grown from one of its least gerrymandered to its most over the past 80 years.
Chicago seeks end to federal hiring oversight
May. 15, 2014
A crusading lawyer who fought for decades against Chicago’s entrenched political patronage system is finally calling for an end to federal oversight of City Hall’s hiring practices.
New strategies for higher ed
Dec. 12, 2013
We take a look at what some lawmakers and organizations are doing to try to combat the ever-increasing price of college textbooks. Plus, what trends and changes are happening in college admissions?
Bill Daley bid for governor now official
Jul. 30, 2013
Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley is so far Gov. Pat Quinn's only 2014 Democratic primary challenger.
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