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From left, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, former President Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton attend the inaugural prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington in 2009. (AP File Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Quinn, Rauner early vote push: Obama, Biden, Clinton in for gov

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton all hit the Chicago area in the coming days to turn out the Democratic base vote for Gov. Pat Quinn, as early voting starts Monday in Illinois.

Sen. Kirk calls for Ebola nations travel ban

WASHINGTON--Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill, on Friday called on the U.S. to ban entry to travelers from three Ebola-stricken African nations - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Obama guidance, schedule, Oct. 17, 2014. Consumer finance, ISIL

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Friday delivers a speech at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created under his administration and later lunches with Vice President Joe Biden and meets with National Security Council advisors to discuss combatting ISIL.

Foster outraising Senger in Illinois 11

WASHINGTON--Rep. Bill Foster D-Ill., has an overwhelming campaign cash advantage over GOP challenger, state Rep. Darlene Senger in the race for the west suburban 11th congressional district seat.

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., in a 2013 file photo. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Brian O'Mahoney)

Schneider raises more, spends more than Dold in Illinois 10

WASHINGTON--Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill., has raised more and spent more as of Sept. 30 in his battle against former Rep.

Former President Bill Clinton joins Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, left, U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, right, and Gov. Pat Quinn at a campaign rally in 2010. (AP File Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Bill Clinton hits Chicago for Gov. Quinn on Tuesday

Former President Bill Clinton is in Chicago on Tuesday to headline an event to bolster the re-election of Gov. Pat Quinn.

2016 GOP contenders en route to Chicago: Paul, Christie, Cruz

WASHINGTON — Three potential GOP 2016 presidential candidates — Republican Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the chair of the Republican Governors Association — hit Chicago in the coming days as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden come to the city to help turn out votes for Gov. Pat Quinn. 

Additional Ebola screenings at O'Hare kick in today

WASHINGTON — In an effort to contain the spread of Ebola in the U.S., additional screening measures will start Thursday at O'Hare Airport as well as at Newark’s Liberty, Atlanta’s Hartsfield and northern Virginia’s Dulles airports, according to the White House. The measures started last week at New York's Kennedy Airport.

Obama guidance, schedule, Oct. 16, 2014. Ebola, Ebola, Ebola

UPDATED..WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama remains tethered to the White House on Thursday to deal with the Ebola crisis - and how the government is responding to the spread of the epidemic to the U.S. Trips to Rhode Island and New York have been cancelled. So far, Obama's visit to Chicago on Sunday, to lead a rally for Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University on the South Side - an effort to drive up African American turnout for Quinn - is still on.