Crime is a major problem in the United States and a majority of Americans say there aren't enough police on the streets, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.
SPRINGFIELD — State Executive Inspector General Ricardo Meza Thursday asked Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to file legal paperwork to enable him to be heard in a federal lawsuit seeking a court-appointed monitor to delve into alleged political hiring improprieties under Gov. Pat Quinn in the state transportation department.
President Barack Obama talks about his basketball game with customers at Canter's Deli in Los Angeles. | AP Photo
President Barack Obama has no problem making excuses for his performance — on the basketball court, that is.
Concept Schools, which lost out on a new school site in Chatham after the charter network was raided by the FBI, has found a new space and is proceeding with a fall 2014 opening for another of its Horizon Science Academy schools, according to Chicago Public Schools.
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.
SPC Daniel Jackson and his dog Bailey, with the 904th Military Police Detachment, search through caves looking for weapons caches during a patrol with the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2nd Cavalry Regiment in February near Kandahar, Afghanistan. | Getty Images
Dogs have been serving in the various branches of the military almost as long as humans. And now, a group is pushing for those dogs to be treated with respect they've earned, just like their handlers.
Chris Christie hits Chicago on Friday for four events -- including to stump with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.
When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives in Chicago on Friday to campaign on Bruce Rauner's behalf, he'll have a band of protesters greeting him.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presides over a Cook County Board Meeting in May. File Photo. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media
Turning a popular political saying on its side, a majority of Cook County commissioners on Wednesday were against it before they were for it.
For Vice President Joe Biden, it all comes down to money. And a window with a view.
Sixty-nine percent of Republicans say it's not feasible for them to live off $7.25 an hour, but only 37 percent of them are in favor of raising the minimum wage.
Gerry Allen, a resident of North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, suffered for years with unmanaged diabetes. But, thanks to an expanded community health initiative launched in April 2012 between a local hospital and an insurance provider, he did something he thought he’d never do.
Near North Commander William Dunn talks to a mayoral staffer during Thursday's City Council hearing on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's crackdown on graffiti. Dunn told the council's Public Safety Committee that it is very hard to catch graffiti vandals in the act. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times
Chicago aldermen know they're probably fighting a losing battle against graffiti, considering that the perpetrators are hard to catch, but they're trying anyway. On Thursday, the City Council's Public Safety Committee approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s to raise fines that can be levied against the vandals and even impose fines and their guardians.
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