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Rauner: Tax cuts, business reforms would prompt economic growth Video included

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is going after Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's record on veterans. More>>

Quinn: Eating crackers on minimum wage challenge

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Gov. Pat Quinn says his experience trying to live on the minimum wage for a week has meant graham crackers for dinner. More>>

US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth says she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December. More>>

Quinn to live on minimum wage for week

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it's like to live on the state's minimum wage of $8.25 an hour. More>>

Gender portion of Civil Rights bill often overlooked Video included

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When President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago, the focus was on racial discrimination. A ban on sex discrimination was added to the bill almost as an afterthought. More>>

Ill. Democrats outpace GOP in fundraising

Illinois Democrats are outpacing their Republican counterparts in fundraising so far in the 2014 election cycle. More>>

Supreme Court: State can't reduce public employees' retirement benefits Video included

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state cannot reduce retirement benefits for public employees. While the ruling is good news for them, it appears to be bad news for state and local taxpayers. More>>

Rauner campaign launches Latino coalition

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has launched a coalition of supporters from the Latino community, a group that traditionally shows Democratic support. More>>

Gov. Quinn signs law banning police ticket quotas Video included

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to immediately ban police ticket quotas. More>>

Illinois bans microbeads in cosmetics and soaps

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law he says makes Illinois the first state nationwide to ban products containing so-called microbeads. More>>

Quinn signs law requiring students be taught CPR

Illinois high school students will be required to get training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other safety skills under a bill that Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law. More>>

Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor Video included

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Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city. More>>

Senators accuse GM of covering up defective switch Video included

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Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved. More>>

LeDuff: Don't just blame GM, blame the politicians too Video included

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Remember Government Motors? That's a huge, overlooked detail in this whole GM recall crisis. And when Charlie LeDuff confronted Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) about it, he didn't want to discuss it.
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Obama levies new round of sanctions on Russia

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President Obama says the U.S. is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine. More>>

White House expert Laura Schwartz talks Clinton documents

Former White House insider Laura Schwartz joined FOX 32 News at Noon to discuss Clinton administration documents that will soon be released. More>>

Inside scoop on Hollande at White House state dinner: Laura Schwartz

French president Francois Hollande is in the United States for a state dinner Tuesday night at the White House. Political insider Laura Schwartz explains why his love life is taking center stage. More>>

Quinn: Illinois has largest soybean harvest in US

Statistics show Illinois is the country's largest producer of soybeans. More>>

Federal food stamp program to lose $5B, reductions begin Friday Video included

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The federal food stamp program is losing $5 billion this week. A smaller food budget for thousands of Illinois families puts Chicago at the tipping point. More>>

Political analyst Thom Serafin speaks on gerrymandering and Washington

Very little is getting done in Washington because of political in-fighting. A growing number of people are blaming gerrymandering for the problem. Political analyst Thom Serafin explains. More>>

What to watch for during fall legislative session: Flannery

A new legislative session starts Tuesday in Springfield and FOX32 political editor Mike Flannery discusses the things to watch for. More>>

U.S. debt ceiling debate: Costs & consequences

Economist Dr. Faisal Rahman, the Dean of the Graham School of Management at St. Xavier University, discusses the cost and consequences if the United States defaults on its debt obligation. More>>

Willis Report: Understanding Obamacare costs

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The success of Obamacare and the health exchanges that opened this week hinges on one thing: Whether or not the 57 million young people under the age of 65 participate.
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War memorials closed to visiting 'Honor Flight' veterans due to shutdown Video included

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Some of our war heroes are in a precarious position. About 150 World War II and Korean War veterans from Iowa had their communities pay for their "Honor Flight."
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Gun laws debate: Will a harsher crackdown on illegal possession work?

Mayor Emanuel is demanding Illinois lawmakers pass a mandatory 3-year prison term for anyone who illegally carries a gun in Chicago. Todd Vandermyde, lobbyist for the NRA, reacts to this push.

 
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Pension Debate: Should government workers be moved to a 401K?

Is the fix for Chicago's debt to move the city of Chicago workers from their current pension system to a 401K-style pension? Ted Dabrowski, VP of the Illinois Policy Institute, shares his thoughts. More>>

Gun control debate: Are stricter gun laws needed?

President Obama called the Navy Yard shooting the latest example of why stricter gun laws are needed. Is he right? Downstate lawmaker Brandon Phelps and State Rep. Scott Drury debate both sides. More>>

Kerry: Syria chemical arms use 'moral obscenity'

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Secretary of State John Kerry declared Monday that there was "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria. More>>

Community groups, school councils to boycott CPS Video included

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Chicago Public School students go back to class in five days, on Monday, Aug. 26. Concerns remain over Safe Passage routes, and community groups plan to take action in a big way. More>>

First medical marijuana clinic in Illinois opens in Wicker Park: Tammy Jacobi

The first medical marijuana clinic in the city and the state opens in Wicker Park on Wednesday. Good Intentions president and registered nurse Tammy Jacobi explained what the change means for patients. More>>

Rush seeks $100M for trauma centers in violent neighborhoods Video included

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Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush says he has introduced legislation seeking funds to build hospital trauma centers in places like Chicago's South Side that needs them the most. More>>

Governor Quinn signs Medicaid expansion into law Video included

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Illinois became the latest state Monday to implement a central part of President Barack Obama's health care law by expanding Medicaid to cover low-income adults who don't have children at home.
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Durbin, Dart ask police to help trace guns used in violent crimes Video included

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Sen. Dick Durbin unveiled new legislation on Monday, which would give law enforcement more incentive to report guns recovered from violent crimes to a national database. More>>

City Council passes changes to assault weapons ban, Safe Passage Video included

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Chicago is at the tipping point when it comes to violence. In a rare special session, City Council took up two ordinances Wednesday: one on the assault weapons ban and the other on Safe Passage. More>>

Quinn suspends Ill. lawmaker pay over inaction on pension crisis Video included

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Gov. Pat Quinn moved to halt Illinois lawmakers' pay Wednesday, following through on his warning of consequences if they failed to come up with a solution to the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis.
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State Rep. disgusted over changes to concealed carry bill

State Rep. Brandon Phelps, the concealed-carry measure's chief House sponsor, talks about his thoughts on Gov. Quinn's changes to the bill. More>>

Former. Miss America running for U.S. Congress

She's a former Miss America and a Harvard grad and she just made a big announcement. Native Chicagoan Erika Harold is making a bid for U.S. Congress. More>>

Eric Wallace in tough battle for 2nd District Republican nomination

The 2nd district seat has been held by democrats for half a century, but there will be a Republican challenger to whomever wins the Democratic party. Top contender Eric Wallace speaks about the close race.
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Sequester looms, Obama intensifies campaign against Republicans

The federal government is bracing for next week's sequester, as President Obama intensifies his campaign against congressional republicans. FOX's Doug Luzader reports from Washington. More>>

Mayor Emanuel throws hottest inauguration after party: Midnight Underground

Mayor Rahm Emanuel played host Monday night to what was being described as the hottest inauguration "after" party. FOX 32 News Political Editor Mike Flannery reports from outside the Midnight Underground. More>>

NY seals first state gun laws since Newtown massacre

Lawmakers in New York are about to pass one of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. But not everyone is happy with it. Some say it could cost the state jobs. FOX News Senior Correspondent Eric Shawn reports. More>>

President Obama tries to assemble second term team, faces resistance

President Obama is about to wage a battle with Congress on several fronts as he tries to assemble his second term team. FOX's Doug Luzader had the story Tuesday morning from Washington. More>>

Northeast lawmakers incensed after plans to aid Sandy victims scrapped

Plans to vote on aid for victims of Super-storm Sandy have been scrapped, and that's not sitting well with lawmakers from the Northeast. FOX News Correspondent Lauren Green has the reaction. More>>

How much you`ll be paying if we go over the `fiscal cliff`

What if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff? With no deal in sight and a Jan. 1 deadline, many Americans are worried. FOX's Molly Henneberg shows what could be coming - out of your bank account. More>>

Congress on holiday break, fiscal cliff deadline coming fast

Congress is shut down for the holiday, and the president is on vacation with his family in Hawaii. But he may have to cut it short, as the fiscal cliff deadline looms. FOX's Nicole Collins reports. More>>

Washington politicians still far apart on fiscal cliff compromise

Politicians may have to work through the holidays because the president and house speaker still appear far apart on how to avert the approaching fiscal cliff. FOX's Jennifer Davis reports. More>>

Less than a month find compromise, avoid fiscal cliff

President Obama gave his proposal and the Republicans have given theirs. Now there's less than a month less to find common ground. FOX'S Craig Boswell has the latest on the fiscal cliff debate. More>>

President Obama takes on fiscal cliff, Benghazi investigation

President Obama juggled a number of issues Thursday, from the fiscal cliff to hearings into the attack on the American embassy in Libya - which left four Americans dead. FOX's Doug Luzader reports. More>>

Tone of cooperation in Washington after President Obama re-elected

FOX News Correspondent Nicole Collins reports live from Washington with the latest on reaction to President Obama's re-election, from both sides. More>>

Obama, Romney hit campaign trail after final debate

The 2012 presidential debates are in the history books. The question is, have the voters been swayed one way or another? FOX's Jennifer Davis has the latest on the campaign's final stretch. More>>

Presidential candidates focus on Ohio, polls show state support shift

All eyes remain on Ohio, a "must win" state in the race for the White House. Mitt Romney is staying another day, while the president returns to Washington after visiting the Buckeye State. More>>

Obama administration faces tough questions about consulate attack in Libya

The Obama administration will face some tough questions about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff. FOX's Doug Luzader has more. More>>

Presidential candidates fire shots on campaign trail in swing states

It's back to the swing states for President Obama and Mitt Romney, which may likely determine the presidency. Both candidates are firing shots. Even Sesame Street has become an issue. More>>

Polls show the race for president tightening, four weeks before election

There are four weeks to go before the election, and more polls are confirming that the race for president is tightening. FOX's Doug Luzader has the story. More>>

Presidential race heats up, VP candidates prepare for only debate

The presidential race is heating up, as the Nov. 6 election looms - and the polls are on the move. Vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan's only face off will take place Thursday. More>>

Unemployment numbers help Obama after disappointing debate performance

President Obama and Mitt Romney are back on the campaign trail, in the same key swing state. But the new jobs report helped the president after a disappointing debate performance. More>>

Both presidential candidates break from campaign to prepare for debates

The highly-anticipated first presidential debate is only one day away. Both President Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney are taking a break from campaigning for some last minute prep-work. More>>

Obama, Romney campaigns gear up for presidential debate

The presidential campaigns are playing the expectations game just two days before the first big debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. FOX's Doug Luzader has the story. More>>

FOX News poll shows tight race between Obama, Romney

As both presidential candidates prepare for next week's first debate, a new FOX News poll shows the race remains within the margin of error. FOX's Doug Luzader reports from Washington. More>>

Obama, Romney prepare for presidential election debate

With Election 2012 just a little over a month away, both candidates in the race for president are campaigning hard and getting ready for their next big test: a debate. FOX"s Doug Luzader reports. More>>

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran to address United Nations

The president of Iran takes center stage at the United Nations Wednesday, and he is expected to have some tough words for the United States and its allies. FOX's Doug Luzader has more. More>>

President Obama, Mitt Romney pushed on campaign issues on '60 Minutes'

President Obama and Romney were pushed on foreign policy, jobs, economy and campaign on "60 Minutes." It's widely viewed as a preview of the upcoming debates. FOX's Craig Boswell reports. More>>

President Obama, Mitt Romney gear up for first face-to-face

President Obama and Mitt Romney mostly let new campaign ads to the talking this weekend. Both candidates are closing in on their first face to face meeting. FOX's Craig Boswell explains. More>>

Federal Reserve move raises concerns about inflation

There was lots of buzz in Washington Friday over the dramatic move made by the Federal Reserve. FOX's Doug Luzader explains how it could impact the economy in the days leading up to the election. More>>

Anti-American protests in Middle East after murders of US ambassador and staff

Anti-American protests in the Middle East after the deaths of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and his staff. FOX's Doug Luzader reports on an effort to send a message on the 9/11 anniversary. More>>

Mitt Romney visits Lake Forest as 2012 election campaigns heat up

Mitt Romney will be in Lake Forest for a fundraiser Monday. Since the conventions are over, candidates will turn up the heat as election day gets closer. FOX's Doug Luzader has more. More>>

Rev. Anthony Williams to run against Jesse Jackson Jr. for 2nd district

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A well known minister is running for Congress against Jesse Jackson Jr. in November. More>>

Democrats prepare for national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

While the Republicans pack up and leave Tampa, the Democrats are just moving into Charlotte, N.C. to open their national convention next week. FOX's Doug Luzader has a preview. More>>

Tampa prepares for GOP National Convention as Isaac looms

The city of Tampa is preparing for a hurricane that could hit just as the Republican National Convention is scheduled to open. FOX's Craig Patrick explains how they're preparing for Isaac. More>>

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  • Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics

    Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:53 AM EDT2014-09-03 07:53:35 GMT
    President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression.
    President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression.
  • Tillis, Hagan to meet in first NC Senate debate

    Tillis, Hagan to meet in first NC Senate debate

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-09-03 07:12:41 GMT
    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis are meeting for the first debate of their campaign stretch run, a key contest in the national battle for Senate control.
    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis are meeting for the first debate of their campaign stretch run, a key contest in the national battle for Senate control.
  • Ex-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email

    Ex-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:44:42 GMT
    Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland is scheduled to return to federal court almost a decade after pleading guilty to political corruption.
    Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland is scheduled to return to federal court almost a decade after pleading guilty to political corruption.

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