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President Barack Obama arrives to cast his ballot in early voting for the 2014 midterm elections at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center on Oct. 20, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘These Are All Folks Who Vote With Me,’ ‘They Have Supported My Agenda In Congress’

A lesson from President Barack Obama’s brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What’s past is prologue.

10/21/2014

President Obama speaking at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on October 17, 2014 in Washington. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Moves Into Campaign Mode; Stops In Maryland And Illinois

President will attend rally for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown and he is scheduled to be in Chicago to attend an event for Gov. Pat Quinn.

10/19/2014

(Photo credit YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued In Arkansas

A county in Arkansas has begun issuing wedding licenses to same-sex couples after a circuit judge overturned the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.

05/12/2014

President Barack Obama walks alongside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel upon Obama's arrival on Air Force One at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill., on May 29, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Ill. House Republican Says State Cannot Afford Obama Presidential Library

The top Republican in the Illinois House criticized on Monday majority Democrats’ plan to offer $100 million in taxpayer money to lure Barack Obama’s presidential library to Chicago.

04/22/2014

President Barack Obama walks alongside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel upon Obama's arrival on Air Force One at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill., on May 29, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Ill. Legislators Advance Plan To Devote $100M For Obama Presidential Library

Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren’t taking for granted that the Windy City will land the president’s official library.

04/18/2014

Vice President Joe Biden attends the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton on Feb. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Biden: $787B Stimulus Most Successful Economic Recovery Program Since Roosevelt’s New Deal

Insisting the five-year-old federal stimulus package staved off a U.S. depression, Vice President Joe Biden toured the mucky site of a future Mississippi River harbor near an Illinois steel town and pressed for continued infrastructure spending he says has helped define the nation.

02/20/2014

A woman reads the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois Facing Monstrous Obamacare Backlog As Thousands Of Applications Are Transferred

In a matter of days, state workers processing Medicaid applications for Illinois residents who signed up under President Barack Obama’s health care law will face a monstrous backlog as thousands of applications stuck in the once-crippled federal enrollment system are transferred.

01/17/2014

Eliot Ness is credited with bringing down notorious gangster Al Capone. (Getty Images)

Senators Want To Honor Crime Fighter Eliot Ness

Measure would name ATF headquarters the Eliot Ness Building

01/11/2014

Guns & Ammo editor Jim Bequette is resigning after the furor over an editorial that supported some gun regulations. (Getty Images)

Guns & Ammo Editor Resigns After Publishing Editorial Supporting Gun Control

Guns & Ammo editor Jim Bequette is resigning after the furor over an editorial that supported some gun regulations.

11/08/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service for former Speaker of the House Tom Foley in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Praises Passage Of Gay Marriage In Illinois

President Barack Obama is praising the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in his home state of Illinois.

11/05/2013

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