Mayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia vowed Thursday to deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s broken promise to hire 1,000 additional Chicago Police officers, arguing that runaway overtime is no substitute for additional manpower.
White House officials have said President Barack Obama has concerns that the measure was not in line with his policy of enacting sanctions in tandem with the European Union. | AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure.
WASHINGTON — IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says budget cuts just enacted by Congress could delay tax refunds next year.
The mayor who dropped a groundhog — which later died — has been named PETA's Person of the Year for 2014.
"Uh, governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville," he said to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
Long before sunrise, Sharon Dawn Middleton gets out of bed to pile on layers of clothing for her commute to O’Hare Airport from her Northwest Side home. For three years Middleton has played at O’Hare. “I don’t get rich but it sure helps out,” she said of being a street musician. “I’m happy anytime anyone gives me anything, even a penny.”
Days after she called into C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" to scold her sons, Brad and Dallas Woodhouse, Joyce Woodhouse has now joined Twitter.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel categorically denied that he’s trying to disenfranchise African-American voters by seeking to knock millionaire black businessman Willie Wilson off the ballot.
Sneed hears that Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is choosing to use an out-of-state company to ramrod his inaugural festivities next month.
More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel argued that he had no choice but to raise employee contributions by 29 percent and sharply reduce cost-of-living benefits. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he’s hopeful his plan to save the Municipal Employees pension fund will survive a legal challenge where the state’s plan couldn’t and said city retirees will be far better off if he’s right.
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