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Politics and Elections

Michelle Obama to visit Chicago on Thursday

Rauner raises another $915,000 for governor’s campaign

Lisa Madigan still noncommittal on potential run for governor

Dick Durbin tells John Boehner: ‘Rise to this occasion’ and reach across aisle on immigration bill

Jane Byrne, former Chicago mayor, transported to hospital, report says

Family ties could be problem for Bill Daley, Lisa Madigan, poll finds

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorses Bill Daley

Sentencing delayed for Jesse Jackson Jr., wife Sandi

Daley calls for campaign cash ban when state legislature is in session

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley proposed on Monday a total ban on campaign contributions for statewide races while the Illinois General Assembly is in session.

“Raising money while the legislature is in session raises a very bad and wrong message,” Daley said at a press conference in Chicago, adding that the practice is partially responsible for “a crisis of confidence” that Illinois government currently faces. 

Axelrod: Lisa Madigan has ‘genuine problem’ — her dad — if she plans a run for governor