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  • Sen. Durbin wants presidential library in Chicago
  • Sen. Dick Durbin told reporters Monday he thinks Chicago should be home to Barack Obama's presidential library.
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  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel could have a tough battle getting reelected next year, at least according to a new poll.
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  • Clerk Brown land sale probed
  • Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown faces some tough questions over a piece of property she and her husband sold on the city's Southwest Side.
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  • Quinn defends handling of anti-violence program amid probe
  • Gov. Pat Quinn defended his handling of an anti-violence program Friday as federal and state investigators are taking a closer look at how money was spent in the program.
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  • The head of a legislative commission that helps review use of public funds says he'll seek subpoena powers to investigate Gov. Pat Quinn's 2010 anti-violence program.
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  • Presidential library drawing support, criticism
  • White House advisor Valerie Jarrett was in Chicago Monday and addressed the controversy surrounding the multi-million dollar presidential library that has come under fire.
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  • Quinn defends handling of anti-violence program amid probe
  • The head of a legislative commission that helps review use of public funds says he'll seek subpoena powers to investigate Gov. Pat Quinn's 2010 anti-violence program.
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  • New revelations Saturday have come out concerning Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's controversial anti-violence initiative.
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  • In the race for governor, republican candidate Bruce Rauner is making a new appeal to minority voters. The appeal comes in three new campaign ads released Tuesday.
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  • Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with possession of child pornography in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.
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  • GOP attempts unity on immigration reform
  • Immigration reform is an issue that has created a division within the Republican Party across the country, but in Illinois party members are coming together to make sure they are on the same page when it comes to the issue.
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  • Quinn, Rauner showdown as governor race heats up
  • A showdown took place between Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner Friday.
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  • Mayor Emanuel opens up on citys pension crisis
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to convince Chicagoans to pay more in property taxes to help solve the city's pension crisis.
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  • Strike threatens Rio 2016?
  • Five years ago, Chicago lost its 2016 Olympic bid to Rio, and now strikes in that city threaten the Olympic Games.
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  • Mayor amends city pension reform plan
  • The mayor of Chicago amended his pension reform plan so that lawmakers in Springfield won't have to vote for a property tax increase, but Chicago aldermen will have to face that vote.
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  • Quinn criticizes proposed Chicago property tax increase
  • Governor Pat Quinn sharply criticized Emanuel's proposed property tax increase.
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  • Rauners wife helps show husbands soft side in TV ad
  • Republican nominee for Governor Bruce Rauner will introduce his wife, Diana, to voters in a new campaign ad.
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  • President Obama spoke at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse, where he is attending a private roundtable discussion for the Democratic National Committee.
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  • Plan to fix Chicago pension problem clears hurdle
  • Mayor Emanuel's plan to raise taxes to fix the city's pension problem cleared a hurdle Wednesday.
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  • Lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas
  • Lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas is promoting Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to make the income tax increase permanent and blasting Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner.
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  • Quinn, Durbin push for minimum wage hike
  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin joined labor unions and workers to push for raising the minimum wage.
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  • The push to raise the minimum wage and improve access to quality health care were the topics covered by Governor Pat Quinn Sunday.
  • The push to raise the minimum wage and improve access to quality health care were the topics covered by Governor Pat Quinn Sunday.
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  • Poll: Emanuel vs. Preckwinkle would be tough fight for incumbent
  • A new poll by the online political newspaper The Illinois Observer shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel would have a tough fight for re-election if Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle decides to run.
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  • Governor Pat Quinn was out trying to sell his budget plan unveiled Wednesday in Springfield.
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  • Rauner responds to Quinns budget address
  • Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his case Wednesday for making Illinois' temporary income tax increase permanent, predicting "extreme and radical" budget cuts to schools and services without additional revenue.
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  • Governor Quinn proposes making income tax hike permanent
  • Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his case Wednesday for making Illinois' temporary income tax increase permanent, predicting "extreme and radical" budget cuts to schools and services without additional revenue.
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  • Gov. Quinn to deliver budget address amid states financial woes
  • Governor Pat Quinn will deliver his 2015 budget address on Wednesday in Springfield, Illinois.
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  • Governor Quinn endorsed by service union
  • Governor Pat Quinn was endorsed Monday by the Service Employees international Union.
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  • Governor Quinn endorsed by service union
  • Governor Pat Quinn was endorsed Monday by the Service Employees international Union.
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  • Some African American voters are abandoning their Democrat roots for the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois.
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  • Illinois governor race focuses on money
  • Money is always an issue in political campaigns and it is usually about raising cash to fund the campaigns, but in the race for governor in Illinois Pat Quinn wants to focus on his opponent's personal bank account.
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  • Oberweis, Durbin campaign battle begins
  • One day after his primary win, Republican nominee Jim Oberweis is mounting his campaign battle against Democratic incumbent Dick Durbin in the race for U.S. Senate.
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  • Rauner to face Quinn after winning GOP primary for IL governor
  • By winning the Republican primary, venture capitalist Bruce Rauner advances to a November matchup with Gov. Pat Quinn.
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  • Quinn, Rauner brace for expensive campaigns
  • The Quinn forces are bracing themselves for the most expensive campaign certainly in the state's history, upwards of $30-40 million per side.
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  • State Rep. Keith Farnham, a democratic legislator representing the northwest suburbs, has resigned. His resignation is effective immediately.
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  • Bruce Rauner on winning the GOP primary for IL governor
  • Bruce Rauner spoke with Eyewitness News in-studio on winning the Republican primary.
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  • Rauner to face Quinn after winning GOP primary for IL governor
  • By winning the Republican primary Tuesday night, venture capitalist Bruce Rauner advances to a November matchup with Gov. Pat Quinn expected to be one of the hardest fought and expensive in the nation.
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  • Sen. Bill Brady concedes GOP primary race
  • Sen. Bill Brady concedes in the race for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor.
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  • Senger wins 11th District race
  • Darlene Senger won the 11th Congressional District GOP nomination.
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  • Kaifesh wins 8th District race
  • Larry Kaifesh won the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional District race against incumbent Tammy Duckworth.
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  • As most polls in Illinois closed at 7 p.m., many polling stations reported low voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election. The most prominent race on the ballot is the Republican campaign for governor. Businessman Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for Illinois governor.
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  • Terrible Voter Turnout
  • Record low voter turnout for this primary.
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  • Gov. Pat Quinn speaks after winning Democratic gubernatorial nomination
  • Gov. Pat Quinn addresses supporters after he won the Democratic nomination for his 2nd full term as Illinois governor.
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  • Bruce Rauner celebrates GOP nomination
  • Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for Illinois governor.
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  • Dillard concedes GOP race to Rauner
  • Bruce Rauner defeated state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford in the primary.
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  • A legislator representing the northwest suburbs may be stepping down. A Springfield-based blog reports Democratic State Rep Keith Farnham will resign.
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  • Dan Rutherford delivers election night speech
  • Republican candidate for Illinois governor Dan Rutherford and running mate Steve Kim deliver election night speech.
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  • GOP candidates cast ballots in Illinois primary
  • Republicans have a lot at stake besides the governor's office in this year's Illinois primary, as voters decide who'll challenge Democrats this fall in Congress, the Legislature and the state treasurer's race.
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  • Candidates seeking Illinois governor cast ballots
  • Candidates for Illinois governor have cast ballots on Election Day.
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  • Low voter turnout observed in DuPage County
  • Election officials in DuPage County say that unless there is large surge late in the day, the primary election may see a record low turnout.
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