Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner shakes hands at a restaurant, during a campaign stop Friday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)
Republican Bruce Rauner last month offered up his ideas for closing special interest tax loopholes. Noticeably missing from Rauner’s proposal, however, was a loophole Gov. Pat Quinn and other Democrats have argued would sensibly save the state $100 million a year. As it happens, that’s a loophole from which Rauner personally benefits.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin at the the ATF's downtown office after touring the agency's new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center. Photo by Art Golab.
In the wake of a wave of shootings and gun violence in Chicago, Sen. Dick Durbin on Friday toured a new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center that opened here in June. The center, run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will serve as a clearinghouse of data on the more than 7,000 firearms used in crimes and recovered by Chicago police each year.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks about Obamacare in April. (File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Obamacare appears headed for another rendezvous with the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices bent over backwards, well mainly Chief Justice John Roberts did, to save the Affordable Care Act two years ago. Will similar legal gymnastics be found to rescue President Barack Obama and Democrats from the clear text of the law this time?
Sen. Mark Kirk's staff released this photo that they said was mold at Hines VA hospital. | Photo provided
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said on Friday that in a face-to-face meeting, he urged the head of the Hines VA Hospital to get a criminal defense attorney, since he will recommend an FBI investigation of the facility.
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.
Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill, right, with City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman at the congressman's meeting last month to discuss ways to stem violence in the police district in his congressional district. File Photo. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times
WASHINGTON--The House Ethics Committee announced on Friday it is looking at Rep. Bobby Rush D-Ill., and while the panel did not disclose details, in April Rush told the Sun-Times the Office of Congressional Ethics had a pending inquiry against him, triggered most likely by Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association stories raising questions about spending from his campaign fund and the handling of a $1 million grant, among other issues.
Robert Shaw wants to be mayor of Chicago. And he's banking on one thing to help him do it — the runoff system.
The Illinois pension crisis is by no means a small one, and it has a direct impact on you, the taxpayer.
Editorial cartoonist Jack Higgins weighs in on the "Chicago Forward" super PAC and the $350,000 it raised in just one day.
Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, speaks Friday, July 25, 2014, at a reporters breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. | Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor.
Updated....WASHINGTON—White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Friday the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is planning against President Barack Obama “has opened the door” for some Republicans to consider “impeachment at some point in the future.”
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.
SAN FRANCISCO — An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.
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