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Chicago hosts White House working families conference on Monday

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.

Quinn, Axelrod, Ricketts on MSNBC "Morning Joe" at Wrigley Field

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. 

Rep. Robin Kelly fundraisers: Planning first golf outing

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)

Rahm, in a switch, opens door to 2016 Democratic convention

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.

Obama presidential library: Explosive backlash over state funding

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.

Rep. Robin Kelly marking first year in office

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.