Kirk Apologizes For Mocking Duckworth's Family Military HistoryIllinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk apologized Friday for mocking his Democratic rival's immigrant background and her claim that her family's military service dates back to the Revolution — comments that drew wide criticism and threatened an already difficult re-election campaign.
Cubs Owners Also Active In Politics, Though Loyalties SplitThe World Series is hardly the only historic contest preoccupying the owners of the Chicago Cubs this fall.
Gov. Mike Pence's Campaign Plane Slides Off Runway, No Injuries An airplane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport.
Which Local Political Officials Will Be At Chicago World Series Games?Some aldermen are plenty peeved that the Cubs withdrew their offer to sell them World Series tickets at face value, after ethics officials objected.
Illinois Comptroller Candidates To Meet In Televised DebateThe major party candidates running for Illinois comptroller are set to square off in their only televised debate.
Clinton And Trump Are Neck And Neck -- At Chicago Costume Shop, AnywayMasks of the political candidates are about even, say managers at Fantasy Costumes. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Trump Vowing To Sue 'Every One' Of His Female AccusersDonald Trump on Saturday pledged postelection lawsuits against every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior, and he charged Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic Party with orchestrating the allegations.
Candidates Spending Record Amounts To Win Lesser Known Office Of Illinois ComptrollerThe race between Republican Leslie Munger and Democrat Susana Mendoza is in many ways a grudge match between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
City To Expand Library Facilities In Public Housing DevelopmentsLibrary Commissioner Brian Bannon said the new facilities would be built in the CHA’s Roosevelt, Northtown, and Independence communities.
What Really Happened With Trump's Cancelled Chicago Rally?Donald Trump made allegations Wednesday night during the final Presidential debate about what really happened with his cancelled Chicago rally.
Two Years After Laquan Shooting, Activists Say 'Justice Still Has Not Happened'On the second anniversary of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times by a Chicago Police officer, activists gathered at City Hall to say there is still a lot of anger and unfinished business in the community.
Indiana Official Clarifies Voter Registration Fraud ProbeAfter initially warning of potential widespread voting fraud, Indiana's secretary of state has acknowledged that many of the thousands of altered registration records she flagged might just be residents rushing to correct their names or birth dates ahead of the election.