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  • More than $22K in total contributions for Burbank school board candidates

    More than $22K in total contributions for Burbank school board candidates
    With Burbank’s primary election less than a month away, the leader in the school board money race is Woodbury professor Armond Aghakhanian, who has raised nearly $12,000 as of Jan. 10. He is one of six candidates vying for three open seats on...
  • Rauner keeps human rights chief under Blagojevich, Quinn

    Rauner keeps human rights chief under Blagojevich, Quinn
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner announced late Friday that he would keep Rocco Claps, the first openly gay state agency director, as head of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Claps was first appointed to the post in 2003 under now-imprisoned ex-Gov....
  • Sharon Runner only candidate to file for 21st Senate District special election

    Sharon Runner only candidate to file for 21st Senate District special election
    Former Republican state Sen. Sharon Runner of Lancaster, who rebounded after receiving a double lung transplant three years ago,  was the only candidate to file papers by Friday’s deadline to run in a special election to fill a Senate seat vacated...
  • Obama to pass on meeting Netanyahu during Washington visit

    WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the nation's capital. On Thursday, the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet the prime minister...
  • Restive city that sparked Venezuelan protests braces for more anti-government unrest

    The young men move furtively among the would-be shoppers queued outside a supermarket, passing out pamphlets calling for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, whose socialist policies they blame for leaving store shelves barren and Venezuela's...
  • Keystone XL amendments had senators doing the unusual: voting ... a lot

    Something unusual happened in Congress this week: Senators voted -- not just once or twice, but more than 20 times, right up until midnight Thursday. In contrast to the recent years of gridlock and paralysis, senators took vote after politically tough...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio to aides: 'Prepare for a presidential campaign'

    MIAMI In a major sign of his White House ambitions, Sen. Marco Rubio kicked off an election strategy powwow Friday at the Delano Hotel in Miami Beach by announcing a fundraising team that looked like a presidential campaign-in-waiting. "Prepare for a...
  • GOP heavyweights gather in Iowa to woo voters

    DES MOINES, Iowa For months, the 2016 Republican presidential race has been dominated by the "invisible primary" scramble for the backing of the party's donor class. On Saturday, it goes grass roots. At least eight likely candidates will give their...
  • Zorn: No racist repeat in mayoral campaign

    Zorn: No racist repeat in mayoral campaign
    As the 38th Ward aldermanic candidate forum began Wednesday evening, I noted from my moderator's vantage point that there wasn't a single black face among the more than 100 spectators in the gym at St. Pascal School. No particular surprise. The 38th,...
  • Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris
    A day after billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the field of potential contenders shrank further as state Treasurer John Chiang decided that he, too, would stay out of the race. Chiang, a Democrat who...
  • Mark D. Weinberg: Chris Christie may be his own worst enemy

    Mark D. Weinberg: Chris Christie may be his own worst enemy
    By addressing national issues in his recent State of the State speech, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took another step toward a presidential campaign. As a New Jersey Republican, I should be one of the first in line to support him. But, boy, does he make...