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Politics May 14Democratic presidential candidates face economic challenge in Wisconsin
The economy is at the center of the 2020 fight for president, particularly in Midwestern states that supported Trump in 2016.
Nation May 04Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he’s reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year.
Politics May 03Klobuchar releases $100 billion substance abuse, mental health plan
The plan includes funding for early intervention of mental health disorders, a national suicide prevention campaign, and better access to opioid addiction treatment.
Politics Apr 14WATCH: Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, announces presidential bid
Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, is expected to make his candidacy official during a rally Sunday in the city where he launched his political…
Politics Apr 08LGBTQ donors helping Pete Buttigieg defy 2020 expectations
Money has come from grassroots supporters and big-dollar donors who hope Buttigieg will make history — or at least the summer debate stage.
Nation Apr 03Chicago elects 1st black female and 1st openly gay mayor
Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who'd never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and longtime City Council member Toni Preckwinkle.
Politics Mar 312020’s underdogs battle for donors to get on debate stage
The fiercest battle for campaign cash is playing out between the presidential candidates who might not be on your radar.
Politics Mar 28Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pitches major infrastructure plan
The plan calls for leveraging $650 billion in federal funding through public-private partnerships, bond programs and clean-energy tax incentives.
Politics Mar 262020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg makes gains in crowds, TV spots and campaign cash
The enthusiastic crowds of hundreds who've packed his first two stops have been much larger than the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and his team expected.
Politics Mar 06Former Rep. Schock to repay funds in exchange for dropped charges
Schock resigned from Congress in 2015 amid scrutiny of his spending, including redecorating his office in the style of the "Downton Abbey" TV series.