WASHINGTON--The White House hosts a conference on working families in Chicago on Monday, featuring a cast of Chicagoans-- White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett; First Lady Chief of Staff Tina Tchen, in her role as White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. and Rep. Jan Schakowsky D-Ill.
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama starts a four-nation Asian swing on Wednesday with a dinner at a Tokyo sushi restaurant with Japan's Prime Minister Abe.
WASHINGTON--Mixing politics with baseball, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and "Way to Early" on Wednesday do live shows from Wrigley Field, taking a look at the Illinois political scene, with guests including Gov. Pat Quinn, Democratic strategist David Axelrod, Ernie "Mr. Cubs" Banks and in a triple play, Cubs owners Laura, Tom and Todd Ricketts.
WASHINGTON — With Congress on break, Rep. Adam Kinzinger R-Ill. is fulfilling part of his Air National Guard duty. Kinzinger, a pilot, is a major and flies the RC-26, a reconnaissance plane. His unit is based in Madison, Wisc.
WASHINGTON--Rep. Robin Kelly D-Ill. is raising political money on Tuesday with a "young professionals" event in Chicago and she is hosting her first golf outing fundraiser on June 30 at the Olympia Fields Country Club.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President and Chief Operating Officer of Motorola Mobility Rick Osterloh attend the opening day event for Motorola Mobility headquarters at Chicago's Merchandise Mart Tuesday. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Motorola Mobility)
WASHINGTON—Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the door on Tuesday for the city to bid for the 2016 Democratic convention, a switch from February, when City Hall was not interested.
WASHINGTON — A move by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to muscle through a measure to appropriate $100 million from the cash-strapped state to help finance the construction of President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum in Chicago is erupting into a controversy.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama departs for Tokyo on Tuesday, the first visit on an Asia swing. En route to Japan, Obama stops in Oso, Washington to view the devastation of the giant mudslide and meet with families of the victims.
WASHINGTON--The Ready for Hillary SuperPac, a group cranking up for a 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential bid, is having its first event in Chicago on May 29, with save the date emails sent out on Monday morning.
WASHINGTON--Rep. Robin Kelly D-Ill. was elected one year ago this month to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.--who is now in prison--and she is marking her first anniversary in office in a speech Monday night to the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association in East Hazel Crest.
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