| 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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON – Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, a key player in the bipartisan push for comprehensive immigration reform, said today he is hopeful that Congress will act on the issue in early April after the Easter recess.
| Mar 17, 2013
This is the strangest political story I've heard in a long time.
Last month in Macomb, a town of about 20,000 residents some 200 miles southwest of Chicago, 2nd Ward aldermanic candidate Steve Wailand beat incumbent Kay Hill by one vote — 17-16...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service."
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson lashed out Tuesday against an expensive ad campaign attacking her past support from the National Rifle Association and accused New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg of using his super political action committee to try to...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects.
Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking.
It is perhaps that third one that made...
| Mar 24, 2013
Tired of the status quo, hundreds of residents across the region rose up this winter to challenge those running their towns — not suspecting the system was stacked against them.
They knocked on doors. They persuaded neighbors to sign petitions....
| Mar 24, 2013
Broadview: Strip club influence?
Two issues have consumed politics in the near west suburb: the lingering fight over a proposed strip club and an intense battle to kick incumbents off the ballot.
Are those two issues related? It's a matter of debate...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:21 PM
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford kicked off a campaign for the 2014 Republican governor nomination Sunday, touting himself as the only statewide officeholder among the GOP field.
"It's hard to win statewide as a Republican, but I can tell you what, I'm...
| May 20, 2013
The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators.
The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...