Julian Castro Moves Toward 2020 White House RunAn exploratory committee usually is a formality before a candidate launches a presidential campaign. It legally allows potential candidates to begin raising money.
Emanuel To Democrats: 'Don't Focus Immediately On Trump'Looking ahead to 2020, Emanuel predicted that the 2018 midterm election marked a potential turning point for Democrats, particularly when it comes to making gains in suburban areas.
Prosecutors: Cohen Evaded Taxes, Hid Millions In Chicago IncomePresident Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen illegally hid millions of dollars in income he received in a financial arrangement with a Chicago taxi cab operator, federal prosecutors said Friday. 
Ex-US Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Speak In ChicagoCity officials have said Trump and Sessions got data on crime in Chicago wrong and misstated the underlying causes of city violence.
Author Seth Abramson: 'Very Hard To Read This Book And Not See Impeachment Proceedings' In 2019A new book investigates the charges of collusion between President Donald J. Trump and the Russia government.
Young Voters Usually Sit Out Midterms But 2018 Could Be DifferentThe energy among the younger generation has also resulted in a crop of candidates in their late 20s and early 30s, including Abby Finkenauer in Iowa's First District, and Lauren Underwood in Illinois's 14th District.
Political Experts: Early Signs Pointing To 'Considerably Higher' Midterm Election TurnoutPolitical experts weigh in on how political tension around hot button issues will influence next week's Midterm elections.
Trump To Hold Rally On Saturday In Southern Illinois For BostRepresentative Mike Bost is in a tight race against Democrat Brendan Kelly, the St. Clair County state's attorney.
Oval Office Love Fest: President Trump And Kanye WestBilled as a meeting on Chicago street violence, Kanye pushed back against Trump's support for expanded use of stop and frisk.
Chicago Workers Rally Amid White House Push For Postal ChangesWorkers rallied near a downtown Chicago post office, with signs reading "U.S. Mail, Not For Sale" and "We Belong To The People, Not Corporate America."
Trump Criticizes Chicago's 'Shooting Wave,' Mayor Responds"Overall gun violence is down about 20 percent in the city."
Trump Blasts 'Terrible' Chicago Crime, But Figures Are DownHe's encouraging the city to use the controversial "stop and frisk" policing strategy.
Bezos: If Trump Welcomed Media Scrutiny, 'That Would Be So Secure And Confident'Bezos said he and Marty Baron, the Post's editor, remind journalists that despite the commander-in-chief's attacks on the media, the paper isn't at war with the Trump administration. 
Jemele Hill Announces Departure From ESPNHill drew the attention of the president last year for her criticism of him. In a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, she wrote he was a "white supremacist what has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists."
Manafort Attorney: He Has Accepted ResponsibilityManafort, Trump's top political operative from May to August 2016, has long been considered one of the bigger fish for Muller's office.