| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption.
The rare public...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:01 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has ramped up its attacks on 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Debbie Halvorson’s gun control views by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more on a new TV...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:15 AM
Democratic congressional candidate Robin Kelly defended herself from a state inspector general’s report and an internal audit that alleged she violated timekeeping rules during her failed campaign for state treasurer in 2010.
Speaking after a...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans.
That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery Monday in Chicago, his office said.
According to a statement, Kirk, 52, checked himself in to Lake Forest Hospital in the Chicago area on Saturday, where...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Mark Kirk will formally endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination on Monday, sources close to the political operation of the first-term Illinois Republican senator said Sunday.
Kirk, the state’s...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will name former Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias as chairman of the Illinois Community Colleges Board today.
Giannoulias, a Democrat, narrowly lost the November election for U.S. Senate to Republican Mark Kirk. The big-dollar, high-...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 8:36 AM
This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek magazine offers up an eclectic collection of “how to” articles, from fixing Europe’s economy to running a meeting. Then there’s this offering: How to play basketball against President Barack...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:18 PM
The oversized invitation for the opening of Ian Schrager's newest hotel, Public Chicago, stated "no jacket required and dress knockout." And even though the party was intended to be a celebration of the hotel, formerly the Ambassador East, it also...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:23 AM
Democratic challenger Brad Schneider claimed victory tonight over freshman Republican Rep. Robert Dold in a North Shore congressional race tonight.
Schneider leads by about 1,500 out of more than 252,000 cast with nearly 97 percent of precincts counted....
| Apr 22, 2011
I’m a sucker for stories like this: At the end of a hour-long conversation I had with State Treasurer Dan Rutherford this morning at the Thompson Center, he pushed across the table at me a paper outlining cost-saving measures he’d......