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Illinois judge rules Chicago can proceed with school closings

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois judge on Wednesday allowed Chicago to proceed with the closing of 50 public schools, denying a request by the teachers' union to keep ten of those schools open.Full story

Mercer County Treasurer Arrested

The County Treasurer in Mercer County, Illinois has been arrested. Michael Bertelsen, 53, faces a charge of felony theft. Full story

Former Obama Chief of Staff officially runs for Illinois governor

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, the son and brother of former mayors of Chicago, formally announced on Tuesday he is running for governor of Illinois in 2014. Full story

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Chicago community addresses violence at weekend summit

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Congressman and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Danny Davis, D-Ill., joins Alex Witt to talk about the National Urban League’s Annual Conference in Philadelphia. They discuss race in the United States and how the conversation is changing. Rep. Davis underscores the importance of educationa

  More Americans want Obamacare repeal, but will that change?

President Obama spoke in Illinois and Missouri on Wednesday on the economy, and the president also dismissed some controversies surrounding his administration as "phony." The Morning Joe panel -- including former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt., -- discusses the president's speech as well as the Affordable

  Obama attempts to channel public’s anger

The new NBC News/WSJ poll shows the lowest approval rate for Obama since two years ago, and only 29 percent believes the country is heading in the right direction. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.

  Pres. Obama's road trip

President Obama delivered his economic agenda at Knox College in Illinois. Alan Krueger, Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the President's vision for a rising middle class.

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President Obama delivers his economic agenda at Knox College in Illinois. "Trends like the winner-take-all have been made worse by the recession," he says, adding "that's why reversing these trends must be Washington's highest priority."

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