Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday signed into law a measure that will give added protections to women who are working while they are pregnant. "No pregnant woman should have to choose between having her baby and keeping her job," Quinn said. "It's making sure that there are reasonable accomodations by our empoyers for our employees who happen to be women who are pregnant."
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov.
Rod Blagojevich addresses the media as his wife Patti listens outside their home in 2012. File Photo. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is still awaiting word on his appeal in a federal prison outside of Denver, must be one proud dad. Sneed is told his daughter, Amy, 18, just got accepted at Northwestern University and will be studying journalism at Medill. “She wants to be a reporter,” said a source. Meanwhile, Blago’s wife, Patti, posted a wedding anniversary letter from her imprisoned hubby on her Facebook page Monday night.
Signs for a Tim Hortons restaurant, foreground, and a Burger King restaurant along Peach Street Tuesday in Erie, Penn. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Christopher Millette)
Brand loyalty is a funny thing. Because it’s a kind of love. And love is a funny thing. Take Burger King. I do not love Burger King because I’ve never loved Burger King. McDonald’s, all shiny white and red tile, showed up and won me when I was a wee lad. So had the news Tuesday been that Burger King was going out of business, except for sincere sorrow at the loss of jobs, I’d be indifferent. But instead the news is that BK is buying Tim Hortons, the Canadian doughnut chain, and while we barely note it in passing here, north of the border it is a huge deal.
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.
President Barack Obama selects a club while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Saturday. (AP File Photo/Steven Senne)
I wonder whether there is anyone in the West Wing who has the valor and the vigor to occasionally tell the president off. Was there anyone who said last week: “Uh, the golf thing, Mr. President? Maybe delay it a couple of days? So it doesn’t come minutes after you tell the nation how ‘heartbroken’ you are over a beheaded journalist. Maybe go hiking? Sit on a rock, commune with nature, that kind of thing?”
Judge Richard Posner (shown, at podium) at Northwestern Law School in 2003. File Photo. Rich Hein/Sun-Times
Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fischer was a scant 35 seconds into his defense of his state’s ban on gay marriage Tuesday when Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner let him know where he stood. By the time Posner got to his key point he had made plain his hostility to the positions being advanced by Indiana — and Wisconsin — in support of their desire to continue to discriminate against gay couples.
With children and others as a backdrop Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn announces $3.8 million in capital investments in Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Ill. (AP File Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)
Gov. Pat Quinn said his own department heads should follow hiring rules he's laid out -- even when they're considering recommendations from the governor's office. Quinn made the remarks at a Chicago news availability on Tuesday in the wake of an IDOT patronage scandal. Former IDOT Director Ann Schneider blamed Quinn for filling non-political positions with political hires.
Mayor Emanuel and CPS CEO Byrd-Bennett announced the completion of the first phase of air conditioning installation in Chicago Public school classrooms last week. File Photo. | Al Podgorski / Sun-Times Media
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his handpicked schools CEO on Tuesday resisted a pediatricians' push to roll back school starting times so middle- and high-school students can get more sleep.
WASHINGTON — The chairman of a House panel is asking Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to turn over to Congress documents and information the lawmaker alleges will show "a pattern of wasteful spending and mismanagement" at the Labor Department.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at the Chicago Public Schools Annual Back to School Inter-Faith Breakfast at the New Life Community Church, 5101 S. Keeler on Tuesday. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back at the City Council’s handpicked inspector general Tuesday for daring to question the mayor’s commitment to ethics reform.
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