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  • Former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley dies at 68; 'She was an inspiration for all of us'

    Former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley dies at 68; 'She was an inspiration for all of us'
    Maggie Daley, who dedicated herself to children’s issues and the arts while also zealously guarding her family’s privacy during 22 years as Chicago’s First Lady, died a little after 6 p.m. Thursday, more than nine years after she was...
  • Duncan Speaks On Ill. Education

    (WGN-AM)- Speaking in Chicago today, Education Secretary Arne Duncan praised progress made toward reforming Illinois education since an April visit here when he scolded the state for its lack of past action. "I was probably a little tough in my...
  • State Legislators Returning For Special Budget Session

    (WGN-AM)- Fifteen years ago, Illinoisans agreed to move up state lawmakers' adjournment deadline by a month to make the legislature act a little more efficient. But it's only worked about half the time since then. Take last year. Though they gaveled...
  • Extension 720 Audio Archives, December 2008

    This show, we bring you coverage and analysis of the explosive allegations concerning Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. With us on this program in studio to discuss the events were Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and political commentator Chris...
  • Dillard To Announce Run For Governor Wednesday

    Dillard To Announce Run For Governor Wednesday
    (WGN-AM)- State Sen. Kirk Dillard is officially throwing his hat into the ring. Dillard has scheduled a news conference in Hinsdale today to announce his candidacy for the Illinois governor's office. The suburban Chicago lawmaker has said he has the...
  • Former U. of I. leaders put much of blame for clout list on trustees

    Former presidents and chancellors of the University of Illinois are laying much of the blame for the current admissions scandal at the feet of trustees, calling for sweeping changes on the board and the way it is appointed. A letter from four former U....
  • Kirk Officially Announces Senate Run

    (WGN-AM)- Five-term North Shore Rep. Mark Kirk formally announced his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate today, billing himself as an independent who wants to lead others who are "not afraid to stand alone" against the corruption that...
  • Rezko gavel-to-gavel: Week 1

    Rezko rewind. Day 4 March 7, 2008; 4:38 a.m. The Tony Rezko corruption trial finally got down to the substance Thursday, with opening statements and the first witness testimony making it abundantly clear why this is likely to be an uncomfortable case...
  • Rezko gavel-to-gavel: Week 2

    Rezko rewind. Day 8 March 14, 2008; 5:13 a.m. A hospital lobbyist testified at the Tony Rezko corruption trial that he feared the friend and fundraiser of Gov. Rod Blagojevich would turn a hospital regulatory board against his clients. So Jeff Ladd, the...
  • Obama sank the Titanic too, right?

     
    by Frank James Tony Blankley, Newt Gingrich's former press secretary, must know something we don't. In a column today in which he urges Sen. John McCain to unmask Sen. Barack Obama in tonight's final presidential debate, he insinuates that Obama's......
  • Chicagoan to direct social events at WH

     
    by John McCormick Chicago businesswoman Desiree Rogers will be named to the position of White House social secretary, a source in President-elect Barack Obama's transition office said Sunday evening. Rogers, 49, is a close friend of the Obama family and.....
  • White House social secretary changing

     
    by Mark Silva It's always good to get a little distance between a big embarrassment and the consequences of it, such as the time between the White House's admittance of a couple of gate-crashers last fall and the departure today......