CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library is drawing suspicions about backroom deals and personal politics as tangled as the ivy at Wrigley Field.
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CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker and his supporters have expressed joy at a plea deal that drops nearly 20 felony bank-fraud charges and let the Chicago Democrat plead guilty to a misdemeanor.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gene Callahan has died. He was a former newspaper reporter and longtime aide to top Democratic elected officials, including the late U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who voted in favor of same-sex marriage has been named to a leadership post in the Illinois House.
CHICAGO (AP) — Several clergy and community leaders in the Chicago area have endorsed Gov. Pat Quinn in a tight gubernatorial race.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ legislative leaders are offering their top ideas for political reforms.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Top Illinois Republicans are requesting that the State Board of Elections grant an extension to a group gathering signatures to take the political mapmaking process away from lawmakers.