Politics

Assault Weapons AR-15
Steve Miller
February 27, 2018 - 5:38 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The village of Deerfield may be getting closer to a ban on assault weapons. It was the deaths of 17 people in Florida that was the tipping point for Deerfield, Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said Tuesday. "I believe is took all of us by storm with those students being so...
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JB Pritzker
Democratic candidate for Illinois governor JB Pritzker addresses the media after release of a wiretapped conversation in which he discusses black politicians. (Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)
February 22, 2018 - 8:36 pm
(WBBM Newsradio) -- Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker apologized Tuesday for the content – but not the intent – of his remarks heard on FBI wiretap recordings of a phone call with jailed ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich nearly 10 years ago. Pritzker didn’t deny he pushed for Blagojevich to...
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Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios
Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios holds a news conference. (Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)
Craig Dellimore
February 22, 2018 - 7:37 pm
(WBBM Newsradio) -- Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced Wednesday that his office has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications. "We are extending the deadline to March 2nd for seniors who bring in their paperwork," Berrios...
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Jeanne Ives
Jeanne Ives/Twitter
Craig Dellimore
February 22, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WBBM Newsradio -- Republican State Rep. Jeanne Ives is refusing to take down a controversial campaign ad, despite many denouncing it as "offensive" and "divisive." "Now I know there are people here chomping at the bit to chomp me to bits," Ives said at a City Club of Chicago luncheon Monday, where...
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