Less than a month after the Chicago Police Department closed the David Koschman case without charging then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez decided someone needed to come in to do an “independent investigation . . . to ensure we reach the truth in this case.”
With two weeks left before the March 18 GOP gubernatorial primary, loads of cash is rushing to state Sen. Kirk Dillard just as polls indicate he doubled his support among possible Republican primary voters.
This Feb. 4, 2014 file photos shows the four candidates running for the Illinois GOP gubernatorial nomination from left, state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner. | M. Spencer Green / AP
Each of the Republican contenders for governor got a chance to brag on a campaign questionnaire from The Associated Press, identifying what they think are their biggest accomplishments. The AP's examination of their choices offers voters a glimpse into each one's priorities and leadership as the March 18 primary election nears.
Over recent years, I’ve grown increasingly dismayed by the crude, rude, and downright nasty tone that has invaded not only political dialogue, but also our business and personal interactions.
Secretary of State John Kerry served up a hilarious speech at the annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner on Saturday, mocking his patrician self from his first “Je m’appelle.” A rule in political humor is that the more the self-deprecating the better, so Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a potential 2016 presidential contender, had plenty of material, as did former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a one-time Republican making a comeback bid as a Democrat.
The minimum wage and jobs in America are the focus this week.
Senate Democrats are planning a "talkathon" about climate change that will start Monday and last until Tuesday morning.
Out of six potential presidential candidates in 2016, Hillary Clinton gets the highest marks in Iowa, according to a new poll from the Des Moines Register.
KEY LARGO, Fla. — President Barack Obama is squeezing in another round of golf before his family vacation in southern Florida comes to an end.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will meet with Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, at the White House Wednesday.
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