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The Democratic candidates for governor met on stage at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics for a forum Thursday. The forum was moderated by WBEZ Chicago’s Melba Lara with a panel of three reporters: WBEZ Chicago’s Dave McKinney and Tony Arnold, and POLITICO’s Natasha Korecki.
Illinois may not continue to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday.
Gov. Bruce Rauner says a partial state government shutdown is worth the pain if it brings fundamental change to business and politics in Illinois.
On Tuesday, Chicagoans will vote in an historic runoff election: Will Mayor Rahm Emanuel hold his office, or will the city’s first Latino contender pull off the upset?
Chicagoans are reeling from the news that their hometown heroes, a group of Little League champs, have been stripped of their title. An investigation revealed the team falsified boundaries to field ineligible players.
Early voting begins today for Chicago’s municipal election. Ahead of the Feb. 24 election, 51 early voting locations will be open Monday through Saturday.
Same-sex couples in dozens of Illinois counties are now free to get marriage licenses for the first time in state history. While the state’s new gay marriage law took effect Sunday, today is the first business day many county clerks are issuing the licenses.
Friends and family react to the passing of famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter.
President Barack Obama said he believes the United States should take action in Syria but will first seek authorization from Congress.
Republican senators searching for compromise on an immigration bill have announced an amendment to dramatically increase agents, technology and fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.