President Barack Obama flies into Chicago Wednesday for a quick fundraising trip. He's relied often on his hometown for financial support as the 2012 election ramps up.The president last raised money in Chicago in August, and before then in April. One of Mr.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending Bill Daley's tenure as the White House chief of staff. Daley's resignation was announced Monday, one year after replacing Emanuel in the position.Daley is the brother of long-time Chicago Mayor Richard M.
Barely beating Santa's sleigh, Congress delivered a last-minute holiday tax-cut extension to 160 million American wage-earners on Friday, just when it looked like they and millions of unemployed workers were going to be left with coal in their stockings.It was a major yearend political victory for P
The U.S. Supreme Court may soon decide if it's constitutional to make Americans buy health insurance. Illinois' two U.S. Senators are both in favor of the Court taking up the issue, but for different reasons.Republican Sen.
What's up Illinois?! Ron Paul in the house! More than 3,600 people voted in the Illinois Republican straw poll over the weekend. The Ill. GOP needs cash, apparently to help with the 2012 election, so they charged people $5 to vote in this informal poll.
While cautioning that a lot can change between now and the 2012 presidential election, stats guru Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, told me and The Interview Show audience at Union Hall in Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago that he felt President Obama's re-election chances had dipped be
Some Illinois lawmakers are weighing in on the fight over President Barack Obama's jobs bill.Last week, a piece of the bill that would have funneled millions to state and local governments to help them avoid teacher and firefighter layoffs did not get the support it needed to pass the U.S. Senate.