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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, at a  restaurant with Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, during a campaign stop on July 25, 2014 in Chicago.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, at a restaurant with Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, during a campaign stop on July 25, 2014 in Chicago.

Chili Cheese Dog for Christie, $2.5 Million for Bruce Rauner

Maybe Chris Christie was just trying to own his own political narrative when he ordered a jumbo chili cheese dog with onions and a large vanilla shake. There certainly were lower-calorie options on the menu at a Portillo’s in downtown...

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Copies of Hillary Clinton's new book, 'Hard Choices' at a Dulles International Airport bookstore on June 10, 2014 in Sterling, Virginia.

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Copies of Hillary Clinton's new book, 'Hard Choices' at a Dulles International Airport bookstore on June 10, 2014 in Sterling, Virginia.

Clinton’s Hometown History Lesson: Lincoln Was What?

Republicans are mocking Hillary Clinton for a slip-up in history she made today about one of the most famous figures from her home state of Illinois, the Land of Lincoln. Speaking in her hometown of Chicago, Clinton was discussing the...

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Miss America Erika Harold speaks at Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention in  New York, in this August 31, 2004 file photo.

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Miss America Erika Harold speaks at Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention in New York, in this August 31, 2004 file photo.

Illinois Primary Today: What to Watch

Today’s congressional primaries in Illinois will serve to ratify long-anticipated November matchups in some competitive districts more than they will litigate intraparty battles. The Nov. 4 election will test the strength of a Democratic gerrymander that delivered the party 12...

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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, right, with Ed Genson, attorney for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, in Springfield, Illinois.

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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, right, with Ed Genson, attorney for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, in Springfield, Illinois.

Obama Library: $100 Mln Proposed by Illinois Speaker Madigan

Even before his announcement yesterday, Mike Madigan was likely to get an invitation to the opening ceremony for Barack Obama’s presidential library, whenever and wherever that happens. Madigan, speaker of the Illinois House and chairman of the Democratic Party in...

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Fernando Mojica, left, celebrates with Drew Freeman at the Side Track bar after the Illinois General Assembly approved a gay marriage bill on November 5, 2013 in Chicago.

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Fernando Mojica, left, celebrates with Drew Freeman at the Side Track bar after the Illinois General Assembly approved a gay marriage bill on November 5, 2013 in Chicago.

Illinois Near 15th State to Embrace Gay Marriage — ’35 More to Go’

As with any victory, there’s money in that vote. The vote by the Illinois House today to acknowledge same-sex marriage — all but assuring that it will become the 15th state to do so — means, for activists, that there...

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