One of police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s rising stars is off to a controversial start in one of Chicago’s toughest districts after a run-in with a politician from the neighborhood. Harrison District Cmdr. Glenn Evans clashed with Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) on Thursday afternoon, and the alderman was ordered out of the station, according to an aide to the alderman.
Gov. Pat Quinn at the Liberal Arts Complex at Southwestern Illinois College n Belleville on Wednesday. At right is Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert. (AP File Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Tim Vizer)
SPRINGFIELD-Acting on a request from House and Senate Republicans, Auditor General William Holland turned over his audit of Gov. Pat Quinn’s $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative program to federal investigators and to the state executive inspector general.
Here's a look back at the major events that took place at the White House this week, including the first ever Student Film Festival.
How has marriage equality spread across the United States since 2000? Thanks to an interactive map from Mother Jones, you can now watch how the laws have been changed, year by year, state by state.
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.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference. | AP Photo
Texas Gov. Rick Perry mocked Democratic governors for leading their states to higher taxes and fewer jobs on the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings thousands of activists to suburban Washington each year to put their stamp on the Republican Party.
While paying tribute to Aretha Franklin Thursday night at a "Women of Soul" event at the White House, President Obama came so close to nailing the chorus of her signature song.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Rand Paul’s biggest political decision is approaching: whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his U.S. Senate seat. A Republican lawmaker from his home state wants to free him from the potential dilemma by letting him run for both.
Natasha Korecki is joined by Fran Spielman, Chicago Reader's Mick Dumke and Fox 32's Mike Flannery to discuss Rahm Emanuel's re-election chances and the possibility of a Preckwinkle run.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard speaks with reporters during a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol in February. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman)
New polling shows the GOP Race for governor is narrowing. Sources say that two polls -- one conducted by the Democratic Governors Association, the other by a coalition of public sector unions, showed Rauner's lead was slipping, Dillard's popularity was on the rise and the percentage of undecided voters had jumped up.
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