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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economical benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
Intensity of Girls’ Cyberbullying Worries New Trier Township

Intensity of Girls’ Cyberbullying Worries New Trier Township

The cases that have come before the New Trier Township Peer Jury are described as ‘vicious.’
Do You Know Where to Vote Tuesday?

Do You Know Where to Vote Tuesday?

You can double check your polling place and see a sample ballot online.
Free Health Care Enrollment Day in Glenview Saturday

Free Health Care Enrollment Day in Glenview Saturday

Daniel Biss, Jan Schakowsky, Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel are hosting the event as the ACA enrollment deadline approaches.
Record Number of Voters Registered in Suburban Cook County

Record Number of Voters Registered in Suburban Cook County

Nearly 5,500 new 17- and 18-year-old voters registered to vote during registration events held at 89 high schools around suburban Cook County in January and February
Spurned Lovers, Take Note: IL May Ban Revenge Porn

Spurned Lovers, Take Note: IL May Ban Revenge Porn

Rep. Scott Drury has proposed legislation that would make posting explicit photos of someone without their consent a felony sex crime.
Wilmette Starts Conserving Road Salt Saturday; No Salt for Side Streets

Wilmette Starts Conserving Road Salt Saturday; No Salt for Side Streets

Major streets and those with schools and other critical public facilities will still get salted, but side streets will not, barring "extraordinary circumstances."
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Winnetka Attorney Picked For Illinois GOP Committeeman

Winnetka Attorney Picked For Illinois GOP Committeeman

Richard Porter will take the seat left by Richard S. Williamson, who died last month.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
What Does The North Shore Gubernatorial Candidate Really Think About Minimum Wage?

What Does The North Shore Gubernatorial Candidate Really Think About Minimum Wage?

Bruce Rauner caught some heat for comments about reducing the Illinois minimum wage, but now he says we could actually increase it.
Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

A look at the future with Janet Yellen as our first female leader of the Federal Reserve.
Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

A look at the current debate over the extension of unemployment benefits.
Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather gone wild: Current cold temperatures across America fuel the debate over global warming.
14 New Laws for the New Year

14 New Laws for the New Year

New state laws on pet stores, Facebook, child visitation, wine and unpaid tolls take effect Jan. 1, 2014.
3 Steps to Your Obamacare Success

3 Steps to Your Obamacare Success

Three simple steps to help you rest easy about your Affordable Care Act enrollment.
Cook County Dedicates Memorial to Forgotten Poor

Cook County Dedicates Memorial to Forgotten Poor

Sheriff Tom Dart says the monument will help to rectify Homewood Memorial Garden's dark history of "horrific" burial practices.