The deluge of attacks and spin about Illinois political candidates this election year isn’t just made up by campaigns. There’s a whole underground industry of political professionals whose job it is to dig up dirt on the other candidate. Here’s how they do it.
With Illinois’ Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn silently at his side, an outspoken Chicago clergyman connected the GOP to the Ku Klux Klan on Thursday and suggested Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stands for “evil.”
The Chicago-based Amtrak station is getting an eco-friendly upgrade.State officials have awarded Amtrak with a $300,000 energy efficiency grant to assist the agency in updating its train yard in Chicago.State officials say the grant will reduce Amtrak's natural gas consumption and help the rail comp
Gov. Pat Quinn says nine southern Illinois counties struck by deadly storms are eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration aid.Quinn's announcement came Thursday, a day after the state's appeal for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency was denied.
NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is pushing students on Chicago's South Side to become scientists and engineers while perfecting their jump shots.Abdul-Jabbar joined Gov. Pat Quinn at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.