Miller often said he felt compelled to serve when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marched the streets of Chicago.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama and his family - and likely some friends - are marking Thanksgiving with a traditional dinner menu, marked with six kinds of pies from the White House kitchen.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama is celebrating Thanksgiving with family on Thursday at the White House.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez greets Gov. Pat Quinn at a news conference in June. File Photo. | Al Podgorski / Sun-Times Media
President Barack Obama’s decision to delay an executive order on immigration until after the November election “ended up hurting” Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election efforts, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez told Early & Often. Gutierrez made the comments the same week that Obama traveled to Chicago to celebrate that order, which shields some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner thanks the volunteers at the Thanksgiving Food Blessing at New Beginnings Church on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times
During the holiday season, a lot of churches will hand out turkeys along with grocery bags filled with ingredients needed to make a festive dinner. Churches that opt to serve hot meals also are ensuring that people who do not have a place at their own family’s table won’t have to spend the holiday alone. But this compassionate act can smack of tokenism when politicians get involved.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday asked the state’s top court to reverse a lower court’s ruling that the 2013 pension reform bill is unconstitutional.
A doctor was fined and placed on “indefinite probation” after being accused of offering potential medical marijuana patients “pre-certification” to obtain the new medicinal product, state officials said Wednesday.
The unemployment rate dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in October. It was the seventh straight month of across-the-board decreases.
Typically on this holiday we give thanks for family, friends and the good things in our lives. Perhaps this year it might be appropriate to expand our gratitude to those things in our society that contribute so much to the good things in our lives.
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.
Supporters of legislation that will raise the minimum wage in Illinois rally outside the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield last week. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman)
A $13 or $15 minimum wage in Chicago would drive businesses and jobs out of town, writes the 19th Ward alderman. Let’s raise the minimumin a smart and uniform manner.
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