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  • Rauner declines to say how personal relationship with Emanuel will affect political one

    Rauner declines to say how personal relationship with Emanuel will affect political one
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday that he has worked together for years with Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but declined to discuss how their personal relationship might affect their political one. The wealthy venture capitalist,...
  • Quinn takes on minimum wage challenge

    Quinn takes on minimum wage challenge
    Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday he had begun a weeklong attempt to spend no more than $79 on food and other expenses, part of an effort to build support for a minimum wage referendum that will be on the ballot in November, when voters will also choose...
  • Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner

    Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner
    When the late-inning rally you knew the Jackie Robinson West players had in them fell just short Sunday in an 8-4 defeat to South Korea in the Little League World Series final, everybody at the watch party on the Far South Side immediately rose to their...
  • New Rauner property tax ad aimed at suburban voters

    New Rauner property tax ad aimed at suburban voters
    For the second time in a month, Bruce Rauner has gone on the airwaves to attack Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn by highlighting one of the most controversial issues on the Republican challenger’s agenda: the idea of freezing local property taxes without...
  • Quinn grants 38 clemency petitions

    Quinn grants 38 clemency petitions
    Gov. Pat Quinn has granted 38 clemency petitions, his office announced late Friday afternoon. The clemencies, 15 of which involved cases in Cook County, were among 124 petitions acted on by the governor. The office inherited more than 2,500 cases built...
  • 2 years after DACA, state responses vary

    WASHINGTON Phoenix resident Franko Milan is happy to have qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the federal program that allows him to work in the U.S. for a two-year renewable period without fear of being deported, even though...
  • Democrats look to cook the rich ahead of midterms

    Democrats look to cook the rich ahead of midterms
    I'm not really into the political cannibal thing. And I'm old-fashioned enough to believe that eating humans — even in metaphor — is still a sin. But there's something unspeakably attractive about the Democrats' eat-the-rich campaign as they...
  • Big momentum for a minimum wage hike

     Big momentum for a minimum wage hike
    Consider these news items: •Gov. Pat Quinn began Sunday taking the weeklong "minimum-wage challenge." For food and other incidental expenses, he says he plans to spend just $79, the amount his campaign estimates the average minimum-wage employee...
  • Circle Interchange to be renamed for Jane Byrne today

    Circle Interchange to be renamed for Jane Byrne today
    Jane Byrne will get the first of two planned dedications today as Gov. Pat Quinn officially names the Circle Interchange in honor of Chicago's only female mayor. Quinn is scheduled to appear at a 2:30 p.m. ceremony at Harrison and Desplaines streets for...
  • The 10 most vulnerable House members

    WASHINGTON Welcome to the general election: Labor Day has passed, nearly every primary has finished, and Roll Call has revised its monthly list of the 10 most vulnerable House members. Since this feature last published in August, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio,...
  • CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school

    CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school
    More than 400,000 students headed back to Chicago public schools today, and many had politicians on hand to welcome them to class. The time-honored tradition of officials ringing school bells on the first day of the year takes on added importance for...
  • Lawmakers, go first. No more pensions.

     Lawmakers, go first. No more pensions.
    Illinois lawmakers are busy* this summer. (*Campaigning, golfing, fundraising.) The House and Senate adjourned in May and won't reconvene until Nov. 19, the start of the fall veto session. We don't know whether the Illinois Supreme Court by then...