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Concept Schools offices in Des Plaines. | Dan Mihalopoulos/Sun-Times

CPS scraps South Side campus for controversial charter school

Bruce Rauner wants the Illinois Supreme Court to allow a question about term limits to appear on the November ballot. | Associated Press Photo

Rauner wants Illinois Supreme Court to put term limits ballot

Republican Bruce Rauner announced Thursday he would file an emergency petition with the Illinois Supreme Court, urging them to allow a November ballot initiative that would impose term limits on legislators.

6 things to know about Chicago's red light cameras

Depending on who you ask, red light cameras are supposed to make Chicago’s streets safer. Or they're simply a cash cow for the city, with some saying the cameras are excessive and give unfair violations. 


Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

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.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced details of Illinois' share of a massive settlement. | Sandra Guy/Sun-Times

Bank of America settles mortgage securities case for $16.65B

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel participate in a Divvy bike neighborhood tour in October as part of Chicago Ideas Week. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Emanuel's plan to expand Divvy bike-sharing hits a speed bump

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to make Chicago’s Divvy bike-sharing program the largest in North America — with 4,750 bikes and 475 stations in 31 wards — has hit another speed bump.

U.S. continues assault, launches more airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON — U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam.

Who is benefiting from the Lawndale Diabetes Project?

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.