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  • General Assembly approves tighter ethic rules as session comes to an end

    General Assembly approves tighter ethic rules as session comes to an end
    RICHMOND — After hours of back and forth at the end of a 45-day legislative session, House and Senate negotiators struck a deal on new ethics reforms and brought the 2015 General Assembly session to a close. The new ethics rules would cap gifts...
  • As in first round, no limits on fundraising in mayoral runoff

    As in first round, no limits on fundraising in mayoral runoff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s well-oiled fundraising operation will get to collect donations money without the constrictions of state limits in his race against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, thanks to $110,000 an Emanuel-aligned political action committee...
  • Political greed in Illinois needs some Schock therapy

    Political greed in Illinois needs some Schock therapy
    Integrity is often a deep mystery to public officials. It must be, because they seem so befuddled by it. New York Rep. Anthony Weiner was mystified why weiner-selfies would be a problem. There was South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford who claimed to be out...
  • Rep. Schock reimburses taxpayers for private plane to Bears game

    Rep. Schock reimburses taxpayers for private plane to Bears game
    Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for a total of more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned. The newly revealed expenses encompass...
  • Women to make up half the winners in local French elections

    In France's upcoming local elections, one thing is certain: Women will win half the seats. After years of largely failed efforts to get more women in politics, electoral officials devised a new rule for March 22 and March 29 elections. Instead of...
  • Bills would change up Illinois primary, campaign financing

    The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature, including ones on primaries and campaign finance. The primary for state and federal elections would be pushed back to at least late June under two bills...
  • Diverse set of candidates vie for vacant 37th state Senate district seat

    The head seat in the Sacramento office for the 37th state Senate district might be empty now, but at least four candidates are vying for the spot to represent a swath of Orange County ranging from artsy Laguna Beach, eclectic Costa Mesa and surfer-vibe...
  • Mayor's race in runoff

    This runoff creates a real opportunity for the voters. Now that the election is focused between two candidates, we need to hear precisely what their specific plans are to deal with the city's financial crisis, including if they plan to raise taxes. We...
  • Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities

    Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities
    Add one more item to the list of topics Mayor Emanuel and his formidable challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia disagree on: Emanuel's proposed flyover at the Belmont stop in Lakeview. Though they've spent lots of time shaking...
  • Jeb Bush casts his foreign policy views as distinct from his brother's

    Jeb Bush casts his foreign policy views as distinct from his brother's
    Jeb Bush carefully attempted to open up distance between himself and his brother, President George W. Bush, in a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday, suggesting that in the Mideast, he would value stability even if that meant supporting...
  • Hillary Clinton, in Silicon Valley, notes downsides of high-tech industry

    Hillary Clinton, in Silicon Valley, notes downsides of high-tech industry
    Venturing to the heart of Silicon Valley, Hillary Rodham Clinton gently scolded the high-tech industry Tuesday for its male-dominated culture and warned of the downside of its world-changing innovation. While automation has made lives better, created...