State Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, speaks at a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Pat Quinn at Quinn Chapel AME Church, 2401 S. Wabash Ave., in July. File Photo. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media
Strange things can happen when state legislators play foreign diplomat —especially, it would seem, if they are Illinois state legislators. Exhibit A: the ongoing federal trial of Chicago businessman C. Gregory Turner on charges he illegally lobbied on behalf of the government of Zimbabwe to lift U.S. sanctions on the African regime.
Remember the one that involved a Colombian prostitute?
President Barack Obama talks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel as they walk over to greet people after Obama arrived at O'Hare International Airport in May. (AP File Photo/Susan Walsh)
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama will fly in and out of the airport at Gary, Ind., on Wednesday and Thursday, in the wake of flight delays still plaguing O'Hare and Midway airports following an arson fire on Friday damaging the FAA radar facility in Aurora.
Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife.
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.
GOP Chair Timothy Schneider told the City Club of Chicago that Republicans are gaining traction in four congressional races. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
GOP Chair Timothy Schneider predicted November would bear plentiful fruit for Illinois Republicans, from the governor’s race to state house seats to Capitol Hill.
A new poll shows it continues to be a tight race between Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
Thomas Barrows of Chicago Ricksaw, shown last year getting ready to head out for a Chicago Bulls game at the United Center. | Sun-Times library
Chicago pedicab owners have warned that they would be forced out of business by the city’s draconian plan to cap them at 200, permanently ban them from Michigan Avenue and State Street and keep them out of the Loop during rush hours.
Democrats on the campaign trail haven't exactly been embracing Obamacare. In fact, those who have are in the minority, according to a new study.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge has sided with Oklahoma in its lawsuit challenging some subsidies offered to people who buy insurance under the health care law.
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.
The Federal Trade Commission says there's something dirty about underwear infused with caffeine that claimed to help those wearing them lose weight.
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