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Congress passes deal to re-open government and raise debt ceiling
Oct. 17, 2013
After narrowly avoiding a default on its debt, the U.S. government is back open. We hear from a trio of Illinois Congressmen about why they voted how they did for the deal. (Photo: Flickr/law_kid)
Who was 25-year-old Rahm Emanuel?
Aug. 7, 2013
A few words to describe Mayor Emanuel’s 25th year? Aristotle, politics, pizza and ballet.
Legislators pass license plate fee for parks
Nov. 28, 2012
The Illinois Senate has approved a $2 license plate fee to improve crumbling state parks.
Kirk to return to Congress in January
Nov. 7, 2012
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is setting his priorities for his return to Washington.Kirk hasn't been back to the U.S.
Insight Labs ponders how technology has changed the way Millennials view democracy
Jul. 27, 2012
Since the 26th Amendment decreased the voting age to 18 in 1971, the symbol of the voting booth has gone through a period of transition. It no longer represents exclusivity and instead has become a ubiquitous element of American adult life.
Former Bulls forward has a new job: Mayor
Jun. 25, 2012
Twenty-six years ago, Brad Sellers was the Chicago Bulls number one draft pick; fast forward to November 2011, he was elected mayor of Warrenville Heights, Ohio.
The high cost of taxes
Apr. 13, 2012
With infrastructure crumbling and schools failing, no matter what any politician promises, taxes are not going down. So what’s a citizen to do?
U.S. Government seals $25 billion mortgage settlement
Feb. 10, 2012
On Thursday, federal and state prosecutors reached a $25 billion settlement with banks over foreclosures. So, what now?
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