Declaring that Chicago is ready for change, Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office Monday, becoming the 46th mayor in Chicago's history and the first Jewish resident to occupy the office.Nearly all of Chicago's top elected officials were on hand for the occasion, as were Vice President Joe Biden and s
The re-election campaign for President Barack Obama is getting under way in Chicago. David Axelrod is a critical member of Mr. Obama's circle of advisors. He recently talked with reporters about his experience moving from the White House back to Chicago."
Now that we know there will NOT be a partial shutdown of the federal government because late last night lawmakers reached a deal on a plan to cut about $38 billion from this year's budget, it's time for some morning-after analyses.-- Over at It's All Politics, our colleague Frank James says this sho
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, said Friday he expects Congress to reach an agreement over the federal budget before the end of the day. Legislative leaders have until midnight tonight to pass a budget or else they face a government shutdown.
With a government shutdown looming at midnight Friday night, all U.S. House Republicans from Illinois voted Thursday to fund the government for at least a week. The state's Democrats all voted against the bill.Republican U.S. Rep.
Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich are asking for access to any interviews between President Barack Obama and the FBI.In a Monday morning filing, Blagojevich's attorneys say they want any notes or summaries of interviews with Mr. Obama related to the ex-governor's corruption case.