WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. He has the mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
Gov. Pat Quinn dismissed a poll that showed him trailing Bruce Rauner by a big margin. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times
Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday dismissed a recent poll giving his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner a 14-point lead as “phony-baloney” and suggested it’s a bit early to write his political obituary.
President Warren G. Harding wrote to his mistress that “there are no words, at my command, sufficient to say the full extent of my love for you — a mad, tender, devoted, ardent, eager, passion-wild, jealous . . . hungry . . . love . . .” | AP file photo
Here's a little bit of a history lesson: Prior to becoming the 29th president, Warren G. Harding had a way with words — especially with dirty talk — when it came to his mistress.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday.
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.
Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama will take actions that will provoke more impeachment talks to raise campaign cash. | Getty Images
During a speech sponsored by the Young America's Foundation, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ripped President Barack Obama, saying he has a "pathetic presidency" and will take actions to provoke Republicans to impeach him in an effort to help Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.
WASHINGTON — In the latest effort to sidetrack Obamacare, a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.
House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, heads into his office at the state Capitol in Springfield in May. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman)
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
Kathy Byrne (left), daughter of former Mayor Jane Byrne, holds up her mother's autobiography while she testified Tuesday morning during a Chicago City Council Committee on Finance meeting. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media
The City Council Finance Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved recommending renaming the plaza on which the Old Chicago Water Tower sits as the Jane M. Byrne Plaza.
Ald. Carrie Austin, right, talks with Ald, Lona Lane at a City Council meeting last month. File Photo. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times
Uniforms, head gear and footwear worn by Chicago Police officers, firefighters and other city employees could not come from “sweatshops” or be produced using child labor, under a crackdown advanced Tuesday after a politically-incorrect debate.
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.
WASHINGTON — Chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama helped House Democrats' campaign committee raise $1 million online in one day.
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