The Sun-Times newsroom has packed its bags and moved to the 10th floor of what I still consider the Apparel Center but is actually now called . . . checking . . . River North Point. Well, mostly they’ve packed up. A handful of us office-dwellers linger on 9, transformed into a depopulated junkscape of massed office chairs, bundled wires, stacked gray dividers and various discarded books, tape dispensers, and, I noticed with keen interest, one unopened can of Stewarts coffee.
Gone are the friendly ads showing Bruce and Diana Rauner bantering about his bad plaid shirt. The Rauner campaign is airing a new ad that blames Gov. Pat Quinn for putting sex offenders, wife beaters and murderers back on the street.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announce a reciprocal certification program the two governments have agreed upon to create jobs in women-and minority-owned business in Chicago and Cook County on March 27, 2012. | Sun-Times file photo
What would Toni do? That’s Toni as in Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board president who polls wildly better than Mayor Rahm Emanuel but says she will not run against him in 2015. No longer needing to differentiate himself from his more popular counterpart, Emanuel is now free to follow her lead to soften his image problems.
Protesters upset about the impending closure of Bronzeville’s Dyett High School took to the fifth floor of City Hall on Tuesday evening, alternately jeering Mayor Rahm Emanuel and singing “We Shall Overcome.” | Brian Slodysko/Sun-Times
Protesters upset about the impending closure of Bronzeville’s Dyett High School took to the fifth floor of City Hall on Tuesday evening, alternately jeering Mayor Rahm Emanuel and singing “We Shall Overcome.” The crowd of about 50 chanted slogans such as, “Hey Rahm, do we matter?” A smaller group of 11 protesters chained themselves together about 4:30 p.m. in a ring around the George Washington statue outside the front doors of Emanuel’s office.
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.
WASHINGTON--Republican activist Herman Cain is headlining a fund-raiser for Illinois GOP Senate nominee Jim Oberweis on Oct. 3 in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy speak before the General Assembly's Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee on Tuesday. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel rarely gets put on the political hot seat in a public setting. It almost never happens when the heat is turned up by a fellow politician.
It appears President Barack Obama violated a rule in the Marine Corps manual.
Nanci Koschman has appealed a ruling that dimissed her civil rights lawsuit less than a month ago. | Peter Holderness / Sun-Times
Nanci Koschman isn't giving up her court fight to find out why the Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors twice failed to charge a nephew of Mayor Richard M. Daley in the death of her son.
Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are viewed in the audience as President Barack Obama speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday in New York City. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images
NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign emphasized her experience, competence and preparation to become president. Her 2016 pitch could be simpler: She'd be the first female president.
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.
One week after Bruce Rauner said he wouldn't have signed a bill supporting medical marijuana in Illinois, the Republican gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday said he was "open to the discussion" of decriminalizing small amounts of the substance statewide.
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