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GOP nominee for governor, Bruce Rauner at an Illinois Business Immigration Coalition event designed to call on members of Illinois Congressional delegation to publicly support immigration reform and call it for a vote in the U.S. House. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Robo-calls raise Rauner-Rahm rift

Agent Ari Emanuel, left, and musician Justin Timberlake, center, are seen before Game 1 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks second-round NBA playoff basketball series in Los Angeles in 2011. (AP File Photo/Matt Sayles)

Rahm’s brother’s stake in ride-share firm raises uber questions

Google “Ari Emanuel” and “uber,” and you’ll find frequent references to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother as the “Hollywood uber-agent” for many of the world’s most popular entertainers. What’s far less known is Ari Emanuel’s ownership interest in Uber Technologies Inc. Uber is the fast-growing technology company locked in a high-stakes dispute in places across the country, including Chicago. Critics here say the Emanuel administration favors Uber and similar companies offering ride-sharing phone apps, at the expense of century-old taxi and car-service industries.

GOP nominee for governor, Bruce Rauner at an Illinois Business Immigration Coalition event designed to call on members of Illinois Congressional delegation to publicly support immigration reform and call it for a vote in the U.S. House. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Robo-calls raise Rauner-Rahm rift

Clearly perturbed by a round of Bruce Rauner robo-calls made to Chicago residents on Tuesday, Rahm Emanuel took out the political filet knife and stuck it right into the mayor’s old fishing buddy — using Rauner’s own words against him. Emanuel’s camp said Rauner’s move to call tens of thousands of Chicago property owners and tell them Gov. Pat Quinn should veto a bill that aims to stabilize the city’s pensions, amounted to someone who was “already acting like a career politician.” 

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. 

Clean Energy: A Very Chicago Enterprise

Earlier this month I attended the Clean Energy Trust’s Clean Energy Challenge, where teams of entrepreneurial students pitched a series of ideas that could set the world on a better path by using t

Jim Oberweis, the Republican nominee to oppose U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, joined other GOP leaders in Chicago on Tuesday to urge action on immigration reform. Oberweis says he regrets his "harsh tone" on immigration in the past. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Oberweis apologizes as GOP leaders urge action on immigration

A Who's Who of Illinois Republicans gathered Tuesday to promote immigration reform — including a former leading opponent to the movement who said he had changed. U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis told reporters after the event that a past ad he cut showing him in a heliicopter hovering over Soldier Field and talking about illegal immigrants was "a mistake."

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