State Sen. Bill Brady (left) simultaneously grimaces and laughs at state Treasurer Dan Rutherford's wife barb. Moderator Phil Ponce looks on.
It’s probably safe to say that wife jokes are rare in campaign debates. Rarer still when the punchline is that a rival’s wife hasn’t yet hit puberty. But state Treasurer Dan Rutherford went there in Thursday night’s debate on WTTW.
House Speaker Michael Madigan may have trouble convincing a Republican governor to go along with setting aside $100 million in state funds to help lure Barack Obama’s presidential library to Chicago once he leaves the White House.
Thelma Davis of Chicago participates in early voting for the 2014 primary earlier this month. | Michael R. Schmidt-For Sun-Times Media
It's getting late to be early. Many polling locations are open Saturday for early voting. But that's the last chance to vote before Election Day on Tuesday.
President Obama chose "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" to launch an impassioned defense of his choice in denim wear Friday morning.
Students from David Axelrod’s Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago might be considered 1 percenters among the politically impassioned. A willingness to partake in civil discourse despite their wide spectrum of opinions in an otherwise raucous political landscape proves millennials may be forming opinions more critically than ever before
A “snow escrow” salted away in anticipation of a brutal winter will allow Chicago to absorb $33.2 million in snow removal spending--$12.9 million over budget--without raising taxes, a top mayoral aide said Friday.
This gem came while addressing high school students in Miami, Fla.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner part ways following a St. Patrick's Day luncheon on Capitol Hill. | AP Photo
St. Patrick’s Day came to the White House a few days early this year. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny kicked off the holiday at events across Washington Friday, including a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House.
The high-speed chase by Calumet Park police that ended in Chicago and killed a 42-year-old Chicago Police officer on his way home from work in a high-crime district is the latest in a string of police pursuits that have ended in tragedy.
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.
Here's a look back at the major events from the week, including President Barack Obama's appearance on Funny Or Die and working to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine.
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