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Gov. Pat Quinn spoke Wednesday morning during the memorial service for former Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at Local 150 Headquarters in Countryside. | Ashlee Rezin/For Sun-Times Media

Gov. Quinn calls special session on comptroller vacancy

Democratic Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey accepted a plea last week on a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. | AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

Virginia lawmaker who spends nights doing time in jail resigns

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia state lawmaker who is working as a legislator and lawyer by day and returning to a jail cell at night said Thursday he is resigning but plans to run in a special election for his seat.

Former Gov. George Ryan visited Cuba in 1999 and met with then-President Fidel Castro. | AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

George Ryan applauds move on Cuba, says will be good for Illinois

Former Gov. George Ryan visited Cuba in 1999 and met with then-President Fidel Castro. It was the first visit by a U.S. governor to Cuba since Castro's 1959 revolution.

Artist rendering of proposed development complex.

China's second-richest man to build third-tallest building

An 88-story hotel, condominium and retail complex known as Wanda Vista would take its place behind Willis and Trump towers as Chicago’s third-tallest building, under a $900 million deal that was sealed Thursday and involves the second-richest man in China.

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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin still has the support of his country, even with a declining Ruble. | Getty Images

Vladimir Putin is nearly twice as popular as Barack Obama

Russian President Vladimir Putin is leading a country that has seen the value of its ruble tank, losing more than half its value. And his aggression in Ukraine has turned Russia into an international pariah.